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- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
The damning public opinion that the British generals - most notably Haig, French, Plumer, Gough and Byng - sent hundreds of thousands of young men to their deaths in the trenches of the Western front, is one that hasn't changed in over sixty years.Now, in this explosive new book, Robin Neillands challenges the popular myth about the incompetence and... more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99
American novelist and designer Edith Wharton traveled to Morocco after the end of World War I. Morocco is her account of her time there as the guest of General Hubert Lyautey. Her account praises Lyautey and his wife and also the French administration of the country. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99
Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure,... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 15.15
Hauptbeschreibung Emin Pascha, bedeutendster Pionier der Erforschung Innerafrikas und Leiter der Äquatorialprovinz, wird durch den Mahdi-Aufstand von Ägypten und dem Sudan abgeschnitten. Im Jahre 1887 startet der Brite Henry Stanley eine Expedition, um den in die Enge getriebenen Emin Pascha zu befreien. 1888 erreicht die stanleysche Expedition ihr... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 10.49
Hauptbeschreibung Bereits 1845 reiste der Engländer James Richardson nach Nordafrika, da er den dort betriebenen Sklavenhandel erforschen und durch einen Handel mit europäischen und einheimischen Waren ersetzen wollte. Nach seiner Rückkehr beschloss er, erneut den afrikanischen Kontinent zu besuchen, um mögliche Handelsbeziehungen auszubauen und... more...
- The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his name and cemented his literary reputation as the master of detective fiction with the Sherlock Holmes tales, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce a remarkable array of books over the course of his career. This is his meticulously researched account of England's war with the Boers in South Africa, which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00
Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished. more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 46.95
The purpose of this book is to provide an historical examination of China?s activities in Africa, an important yet overlooked aspect of the broader subject of China in Africa today. There is a tendency of observers of China in Africa to always look forward; however, there is a need to look backward. Modern China?s historical presence in Africa must... more...
- Rough Guides 2012; US$ 21.99
Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most captivating regions. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives... more...