Go Advanced Search
 

  Get this audio book:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Martin Meredith
This Narrator: Matthew Waterson
This Publisher: Audible.com

Diamonds, Gold, and War by Martin Meredith

Diamonds, Gold, and War

The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa

by Martin Meredith


Title Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
19 Hrs.13 Min.
Share This

Description

Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics.

The New Yorker calls this magisterial account of those years "[an] astute history....Meredith expertly shows how the exigencies of the diamond (and then gold) rush laid the foundation for apartheid."


cat1
People Who Liked Diamonds, Gold, and War Also Liked These Free Titles:
  History of Japan Podcast
by Isaac Meyer

  Vox Tablet Podcast
by Sara Ivry

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: February 2014
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: D091780
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download