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  • The Company of Treesby Thomas Pakenham

    Orion 2015; US$ 37.99

    'The master. Puts all other modern tree-writers in the shade' John Lewis-Stempel, author of Meadowland Thomas Pakenham is an indefatigable champion of trees. In The Company of Trees he recounts his personal quest to establish a large arboretum on the family estate, Tullynally in Ireland; his forays to other tree-filled parks and plantations;... more...

  • The Scramble For Africaby Thomas Pakenham

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity,... more...

  • The Boer Warby Thomas Pakenham

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand... more...

  • The Year Of Libertyby Thomas Pakenham

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    This classic account of the great Irish rebellion of 1798 remains the only full-scale history of that tragic event. As relevant today as it was when first published in 1969, THE YEAR OF LIBERTY is now reissued with the addition of a chronology and a glossary of terms. In May 1798 a hundred thousand peasants rose against the British government in Ireland.... more...

  • Dublinby Thomas Pakenham; Valerie Pakenham

    Little, Brown Book Group 2018; US$ 14.99

    'Unforgettable . . . no better compilers could have been found' - History Today 'Dublin's past comes dazzlingly alive' - Publishing News 'Erudite and practical simultaneously' - Gemma Hussey, Irish Independent Dublin's turbulent history, its intensely literary and theatrical character of long literary lineage, its revolutionary ideals... more...

  • Commandoby Deneys Reitz; Thomas Pakenham; JC Smuts

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 3.99

    In 1899, seventeen-year-old Deneys Reitz enlisted in the Boer army to fight the British. He had learnt to ride, shoot and swim almost as soon as he could walk. The skills and endurance he had acquired were more than put to the test during the war. Commando is his classic account of guerrilla warfare during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), during which... more...

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