Author:Pakenham, Thomas


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The Boer War

By: Pakenham, Thomas

Price: $16.35

Publisher: London, Abacus: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16584

ISBN: 0349104662

Condition: Near Fine

Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 7.80 X 4.96 X 1.73 inches; 659 pages; 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 His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of su... View more info