- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (3 Oct. 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349104662
- ISBN-13: 978-0349104669
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 4.3 x 19.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Boer War Paperback – 3 Oct 1991
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The author takes an in depth look at the causes of the war in both a detailed and refreshingly modern analytic way not found in previous works. He then moves on and examines the various phases of the war from the large set piece battles to the guerrila war that followed as well as the aftermath.
However, what is really pleasing about this book is the way it is written being more akin to a novel than a history textbook. The result is a highly readble text with very little dry bits that often tire the reader when he or she embarks on reading a book as large as this one.
If you want one good general history of the Boer War then this is the one to buy. It will suit those who wish to learn more about the politics of the war as well as those who have a keen interest in the military tatics used.
In short this really is a first class book which shlould be read by anyone with an interest in this conflict.
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Volume in very good condition and delivered promptly.On inspection of contents it appears a very thorough and comprehensive workPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was an area of history that I had never considered and shamefully new little about. The author has written an excellent and very readable account which was thoroughly enjoyed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paperback Reader
well researched interesting to know british army failures in the boer war but eventual victory.Published 16 months ago by David Edwards
I have an original book of "The Great Boer War" written by Arthur Conan Doyle in Sept 1903 ( he wrote 16 editions during the war ) in which he gives an accurate and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by R. Stevenson