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In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f**k things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign, to the sinking of the Titanic; from the American Dustbowl, to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President... it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. So, next time you think you've really f**ked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse...
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-31
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9781868428380

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In Eight Zulu Kings, well-respected and widely published historian John Laband examines the reigns of the eight Zulu kings from 1816 to the present. Starting with King Shaka, the renowned founder of the Zulu kingdom, he charts the lives of the kings Dingane, Mpande, Cetshwayo, Dinuzulu, Solomon and Cyprian, to today's King Goodwill Zwelithini whose role is little more than ceremonial. In the course of this investigation Laband places the Zulu monarchy in the context of African kingship and tracks and analyses the trajectory of the Zulu kings from independent and powerful pre-colonial African rulers to largely powerless traditionalist figures in post-apartheid South Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-31
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9781776093618

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A young Namibian goes into exile to join SWAPO's military wing, PLAN, in the late 1970s. After dedicating his life to the movement, a series of purges within the organisation lead to him being wrongfully branded an apartheid spy and traitor. So begins Oiva Angula's terrifying story of betrayal and torture by his comrades, which culminates in imprisonment in the omalambo - the hidden pits in Lubango, Angola, into which he, along with many others, is cast and left to die.

SWAPO Captive threads together personal narrative and national history, including childhood impressions that hint at a racially segregated existence, the rising tensions sparked by the apartheid regime's rule over South West Africa, his father's role in early liberation movements, and Angula's own politicisation and decision to join the struggle.

SWAPO Captive reveals little-known narratives from 'the other side' of the Border War: life in a PLAN training camp, political education in the Eastern Bloc, and a foot soldier's role in the war for independence.

Angula also addresses the 'wall of silence' imposed after independence in Namibia with respect to possible war crimes committed by SWAPO, condemning the party that claimed to fight for freedom for all.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-07-31
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9781776093120

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Licence to Loot is a fast-paced, hard-hitting investigation into parastatal looting, written by journalist Stephan Hofstatter. At the centre of the story is Eskom, the largest power utility in Africa, which could determine the success or failure of South Africa's economy. Hofstatter's story begins in 2016, with the Guptas' controversial purchase of Optimum coal mine and Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe's key role in the deal. From there it takes the reader on a journey from secret meetings in London hotel rooms to a clandestinely purchased bolthole on a Dubai golf estate, uncovering the corrupt acquisition of a private jet along the way. From the diary entries of a Saxonwold security guard to first-hand accounts of backroom dealmaking, it traces the origins of a shadowy network between the Guptas and Eskom that ultimately allowed the family to extract billions of rands from the parastatal.

Licence to Loot reveals the complicated deals and machinations underpinning state capture and the subsequent ministerial and board appointments that ceded the control of the country's parastatals, including Eskom, Transnet, SAA and Denel, to Gupta-linked moneymen.

The book is particularly relevant in the current political climate as it focuses on the impact of state capture, not just its origins, and takes the story beyond the Zuma presidency.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-07-31
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9781631495465

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To be published upon the centenary of his birth, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is a landmark work: the first, and only, authorized and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning the twenty-seven years Mandela was held as a political prisoner.

Poignant, impassioned, gripping, and always inspirational, the letters - many of them never seen by the public - have been assembled from the collections held by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African National Archives among others. On 12 June 1964, Mandela - then serving a five-year sentence at a Pretoria prison - would learn the apartheid government had no intention of ever setting him free. Brought up on charges of sabotage and now sentenced to life, Mandela and six others were led to the notorious maximum-security compound on Robben Island, where harsh physical conditions and brutal enforcement combined to systematically dehumanize inmates. Denis Goldberg, the only white person convicted and sentenced to life with Mandela was sent to Pretoria to serve his sentence as apartheid regulations prevented him from being imprisoned with his black comrades. Decades later, despite enduring three other prisons and a life-threatening illness, Mandela would prove his captors wrong. The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is a testament of his defiance and his resolve.

During his incarceration, Mandela would pen a multitude of letters to loved ones, compatriots, prison authorities, and government officials. At first, he was only allowed to write and receive one letter of five hundred words every six months. Even when restrictions were finally loosened regarding the length and regularity of his correspondence, his jailors continued censoring his letters for political overtones - even innocuous references. The ultimate output reflects the famed Mandela willfulness and resilience; here every word is chosen as if his life depended upon it.

Illustrated with facsimiles and generously annotated, the book covers every aspect of life behind bars for the future South African leader, and provides new insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight, as his imprisonment dragged into its fourth decade.

Mandela's letters are organized chronologically and divided by the four prison venues in which he was incarcerated as a sentenced prisoner from 1962 to 1990: Pretoria Local Prison, Robben Island Prison, Pollsmoor Prison, and Victor Verster Prison. The book provides an intimate portrait of a political activist who was as much a devoted husband, adoring father, dedicated student (studying for a law degree behind bars), and abiding friend. A father of five when he was sentenced to life imprisonment, his letters home became a critical means of parenting in absentia-particularly as he was denied visitation rights until his children had reached the age of sixteen.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-07-10
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9781928434900

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Na die vernietiging van eiendom, kultuur, ekonomie en sy psige, in die afloop van die Anglo-Boereoorlog (1899-1902) en 1st Wêreldoorlog (1914-1918) herrys die Afrikaner as 'n gedugte gemeenskap aan die suidpunt van Afrika.
Die saakmakende rol wat die Afrikaner-Broederbond gespeel het om die heropbouproses te begin en te fasiliteer is later deur die Afrikanerbond voorgesit.
Werklikhede in die organisasie se 100-jarige bestaan word op 'n nugtere wyse vir die leser aangebied en wanpersepsies word reggetrek.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-07-10
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9781868428137

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Hierdie pragtige kleurboek bevat meer as 100 rare foto's uit die Anglo- Boereoorlog waarop Nico die afgelope paar jaar in sy 'speurtogte' as leke-historikus afgekom het. Dit sluit in etlike glasnegatiewe uit die oorlog waarvoor hy 'n spesiale skandeerder moes laat maak het om dit te digitaliseer.

Die foto's bied 'n baie intieme blik op Boerekrygers en Britse soldate te velde en in hul kampe en bevat wonderlike detail oor praktiese werklikhede van die oorlog. Tussendeur die foto's vertel Nico die verhale van sy ontdekkingstogte oor die jare. Van die dagboek van 'n Boerekrygsgevangene wat op die vullishoop van die DBV gevind is tot die oorlogslagveld wat hy herontdek het.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-07-05
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9781786331564

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Life lessons for us all: the story of Ndaba Mandela's unforgettable time growing up with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known - his grandfather, Nelson Mandela. In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba weaves the trials and frustrations of his early life with tales of Madiba's watchful eye and council to paint a new portrait of the man to whom so many feel a unique connection.

This inspiring book reveals the transformative power of the life lessons that Mandela shared with Ndaba as his grandson grew up alongside him - lessons of resilience, peace and hope.

Going to the Mountain is a testament to the potential for all of us to change ourselves and our world.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-06-30
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9780241341209

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Travel back in time with the latest instalment in the bestselling Big Ideas series, in a brand new portable format. The Little Book of History charts world history from the dawn of civilisation to the modern culture we live in today. From the origins of homo-sapiens to the release of Nelson Mandela, from the French Revolution to the Space Race, The Little Book of History is a stunning exploration of the human timeline up to and including modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisis. The Little Book of History tackles big historical ideas with stunning visuals, key quotes, and important themes that are woven throughout world history. Discover events from the assassination of Caesar to World War I and see the people and events come to life with The Little Book of History, perfect for students, adults, or anyone who wants to understand our fascinating past.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-06-28
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9780795708176

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Helen Joseph was one of the main organisers in the Women's March of 9 August 1956. Arrested on a charge of high treason, Helen suffered constant persecution.

In this account, Joseph writes about enduring the Treason Trial - one of the longest and most important trials in our history. She shares stories of prison, the daily humiliations, but also their perseverance and small triumphs. Originally banned and unavailable for decades, this book adds to our understanding of South Africa's history.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-31
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9780241317679

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Join us on a journey through the ages, from the origins of our earliest African ancestors right up until the present day. History Year By Year will take you through history like never before; discover the events, cultures, inventions and ideas that have shaped the world in this innovative and visually impressive book that presents the 'who', 'where' and 'what' of history through our detailed timeline spanning from 3000BC to the present day. Find out facts that will amaze you, surprise you, and answer your burning questions about some of history's key events, such as the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, or the Space Race. Move seamlessly through history using dynamic timelines that highlight major themes and 'stories of the year' as well as bite-sized detail with maps and collections relating to the events that shaped the world we live in today. Completely comprehensive yet perfect for browsing, History Year by Year is an essential addition to any family bookshelf, making the past accessible to everyone.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-31
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9781786491190

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Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Throughout 1941, President Roosevelt concocted ingenious ways to come to Winston Churchill's aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathizers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which America battled Hitler in the shadows. President Roosevelt also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion. While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war. Wortman tells the story through the eyes of the powerful as well as ordinary citizens. Their stories weave throughout the intricate tapestry of events that unfold during the crucial year of 1941.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-31
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9781786491442

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In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it's Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, or Corbyn, outsiders and populists are flourishing on the far left and far right. Celebrated political commentator Steve Richards explores factors from globalization and fake news to rising immigration and stagnant wages. Richards argues that the reasons for the success of the outsider also sows the seeds of their eventual demise. If they do gain power, they inevitably become insiders themselves - and fail to live up to their extravagant promises. This landmark book examines the rapidly shifting global political landscape of the last decade, and is essential reading for anyone who has been bothered by Brexit, troubled by Trump or confused by Corbyn.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-31
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9781784701000

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Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist *** `A gripping story of Churchill's unlikely rise to power' Observer London, May 1940. Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction. It took just six minutes for MPs to cast the votes that brought down Chamberlain. Shakespeare moves from Britain's disastrous battle in Norway, for which many blamed Churchill, on to the dramatic developments in Westminster that led to Churchill becoming Prime Minister. Uncovering fascinating new research and delving into the key players' backgrounds, Shakespeare gives us a new perspective on this critical moment in our history. `Totally captivating. It will stand as the best account of those extraordinary few days for very many years' Andrew Roberts `Superbly written... Shakespeare has a novelist's flair for depicting the characters and motives of men' The Times `Utterly wonderful... It reads like a thriller' Peter Frankopan
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30
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9780241326763

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The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian.

On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power.

Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch, who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war.

The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student himself called 'The Last German Victory'. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single, dramatic battle.

It looks into the very heart of war.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30

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