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e-books in History: Africa category

Book cover: The Last Boer WarThe Last Boer War
by - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. ,
A non fiction book about the Boer War of 1881. Excellent first-hand history by an eye witness who also happened to be one of the leading authors of the late 19th century. A must read for anyone interested in African History or British Colonial wars.
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Book cover: The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the SudanThe River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan
by - ManyBooks ,
More by accident than design, England was drawn into the affairs of Egypt in the 1880s. In this illuminating volume, Churchill not only dramatically relates the catastrophic events in Sudan, but also places them in the context of Sudanese history.
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Book cover: The Crime of the CongoThe Crime of the Congo
by - Doubleday, Page & Company ,
Doyle documents the atrocities committed in the Congo Free State, the personal possession of Leopold II of Belgium. Thousands of native Africans were forced to labor on rubber plantations for the benefit of their colonial overlords.
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Book cover: A Short History of AfricaA Short History of Africa
by ,
This is a short history of Africa excluding Egypt, Ethiopia and (Dutch and British) South Africa. The book has been compiled from the study of a number of works, including the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Encyclopedia Americana, etc.
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Book cover: The Meaning of MandelaThe Meaning of Mandela
by - Human Sciences Research Council ,
This lively, engaging and witty collection of lectures brings together the renowned African and African-American scholars - Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates Jr and Wole Soyinka - to reflect on the public meaning of the iconic Nelson Mandela.
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Book cover: The Man-Eaters of TsavoThe Man-Eaters of Tsavo
by - Macmillan and co ,
The book details the author's adventures in East Africa at the turn of the century. His story is riveting: Petterson single-handedly tracked and killed the lions that devoured 28 of his Indian workers as well as countless African natives.
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Book cover: The Battle For RhodesiaThe Battle For Rhodesia
by - Devin-Adair Pub ,
The book for readers interested in the political dilemmas that faced Rhodesia in the late 1960s. The text contains the author's political prediction for southern Africa, interesting because of Reed's conversational tone and passion for Rhodesia.
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