A History of South Africa (Yale Nota Bene) Paperback – 20 Mar 2001
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"A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"An admirably objective history of South Africa ... will be most useful in contemplating the country's future."
Lorna Hahn, New York Times Book Review -- Lorna Hahn, New York Times Book Review
"An authoritative text by a distinguished historian."
Beverley Naidoo, Times Educational Supplement -- Beverley Naidoo, Times Educational Supplement
"This is a work of insight and durability that is certain to assist South Africa's coming generation of nation-builders to reach a more objective understanding of their past."
Foreign Affairs -- Foreign Affairs
"This work has received universal praise from scholars and activists alike."
Washington Post Book World -- Washington Post Book World
About the Author
Leonard Thompson is Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and director of the former Yale Southern African Research Program. He has written and edited many books, including The Political Mythology of Apartheid, The Frontier in History (with Howard Lamar), and South African Politics (with Andrew Prior), all published by Yale University Press.
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If you like your history books to be like schoolbooks you should have a field day, otherwise I'd steer clear.
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very good, up to date account, critical history full of interesting facts. Somewhat dry to read but very worth whilePublished 13 months ago by Urszula Szulakowska
For anyone with a general interest in history or an interest in South Africa as a place, this book provides a fascinating insight. Reads like a story.Published on 7 Jun. 2009 by R. C. Jackson