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    DescriptionSouthern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the worlds richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics. The New Yorker calls this magisterial account of those years [an] astute history...Meredith expertly shows how the exigencies of the diamond (and then gold) rush laid the foundation for apartheid.


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    Title
    Diamonds, Gold, and War
    Subtitle
    The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Meredith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781586486419
    ISBN 10: 1586486411
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI, CULT/SAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    LC classification: DT
    B&T Approval Code: A41860000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130, HIS047000
    Abridged Dewey: 968
    B&T Approval Code: A15507040, M95804047
    DC22: 968.048, 968.0481
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1HFMS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    PublicAffairs,U.S.
    Publication date
    22 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. His previous books include "Mugabe" and "The Fate of Africa." He lives near Oxford, England.