0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (9)
  • R50 - R100 (476)
  • R100 - R250 (13,490)
  • R250 - R500 (54,729)
  • R500+ (129,025)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects

Last Mission to Tokyo - The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice (Hardcover): Michel... Last Mission to Tokyo - The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice (Hardcover)
Michel Paradis
R672 R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A thrilling narrative that introduces a key but underreported moment in World War II: The Doolitte Raids and the international war crimes trial in 1945 that defined Japanese-American relations and changed legal history. In 1942, freshly humiliated from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was in search of a plan. President Roosevelt, determined to show the world that our nation would not be intimidated or defeated by enemy powers, he demanded recommendations for a show of strength. Jimmy Doolittle, a stunt pilot with a doctorate from MIT, came forward, and led eighty young men, gathered together from the far-flung corners of Depression-era America, on a seemingly impossible mission across the Pacific. Sixteen planes in all, they only had enough fuel for a one-way trip. Together, the Raiders, as they were called, did what no one had successfully done for more than a thousand years. They struck the mainland of Japan and permanently turned the tide of the war in the Pacific. Almost immediately, The Doolittle Raid captured the public imagination, and has remained a seminal moment in World War II history, but the heroism and bravery of the mission is only half the story. In Last Mission to Tokyo, Michel Paradis reveals the dramatic aftermath of the mission, which involved two lost crews captured, tried, and tortured at the hands of the Japanese, a dramatic rescue of the survivors in the last weeks of World War II, and an international manhunt and trial led by two dynamic and opposing young lawyers-in which both the United States and Japan accused the other of war crimes-that would change the face of our legal and military history. Perfect for fans of Lucky 666 and Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, Last Mission to Tokyo is a thrilling war story-meets-courtroom-drama that explores a key moment in World War II.

Horse Soldiers - The Extraordinary Story of a Band of Special Forces Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan (Paperback): Doug... Horse Soldiers - The Extraordinary Story of a Band of Special Forces Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan (Paperback)
Doug Stanton 1
R264 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R84 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Horse Soldiers is the true, dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban. Heavily outnumbered, they nonetheless succeed in capturing the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, where they are welcomed as liberators as they ride on horseback into the city, the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban have been kicked out. The soldiers rest easy, as they feel they have accomplished their mission. Then the action takes a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers are ambushed by the would-be P.O.W.s and, still dangerously outnumbered, they must fight for their lives in the city's ancient fortress known as Qala-I Janghi, or the House of War...

Epitaph for the Ash - In Search of Recovery and Renewal (Paperback, Edition): Lisa Samson Epitaph for the Ash - In Search of Recovery and Renewal (Paperback, Edition)
Lisa Samson 1
R279 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ash tree has long been an integral part of the British landscape, its familiar branches protruding from limestone scars and chalky cliff faces. But tragically ash dieback, a disease from mainland Europe, now poses a serious threat to the trees' survival. And their grave prognosis took on a personal resonance when, while writing this book, Lisa Samson was diagnosed with a brain tumour, forcing her to contemplate her own mortality while the trees' likely fate emerged. Taking us from the lowlands of Norfolk to the northernmost reaches of the British Isles, Epitaph for the Ash offers up a rallying cry to treasure these remarkable woodlands while we can, before it is too late.

Abandoned Places - Where Time Has Stopped (Paperback): Richard Happer Abandoned Places - Where Time Has Stopped (Paperback)
Richard Happer 1
R513 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R132 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay. Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons. Places include: * Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. * Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago. * Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie. * Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill. * Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned. * St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930.

An Aide to Custer - The Civil War Letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Edward Granger An Aide to Custer - The Civil War Letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Edward Granger; Edited by Sandy Barnard, Thomas E Singelyn
R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In August 1862, nineteen-year-old Edward G. Granger joined the 5th Michigan Cavalry Regiment as a second lieutenant. On August 20, 1863, the newly promoted Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer appointed Granger as one of his aides, a position Granger would hold until his death in August 1864. Many of the forty-four letters the young lieutenant wrote home during those two years, introduced and annotated here by leading Custer scholar Sandy Barnard, provide a unique look into the words and actions of his legendary commander. At the same time, Granger's correspondence offers an intimate picture of life on the picket lines of the Army of the Potomac and a staff officer's experiences in the field. As Custer's aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Granger was in an ideal position to record the inner workings of the Michigan Brigade's command echelon. Riding at Custer's side, he could closely observe one of America's most celebrated and controversial military figures during the very days that cemented his fame. With a keen eye and occasional humor, Granger describes the brigade's operations, including numerous battles and skirmishes. His letters also show the evolution of the Army of the Potomac's Cavalry Corps from the laughingstock of the Eastern Theater to an increasingly potent, well-led force. By the time of Granger's death at the Battle of Crooked Run, he and his comrades were on the verge of wresting mounted supremacy from their Confederate opponents. Amply illustrated with maps and photographs, An Aide to Custer gives readers an unprecedented view of the Civil War and one of its most important commanders, and unusual insight into the experience of a staff officer who served alongside him.

The Somme - English - France 1916 (Paperback): Chris McNab The Somme - English - France 1916 (Paperback)
Chris McNab
R167 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R41 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1st July 1916 saw a campaign that devastated the lives of thousands of young men serving under the British Empire. It was a day chosen to begin what had been called `The Big Push', a desperate attempt to overwhelm the German Front Line and bring an end to a two year long stalemate on the Western Front. The Battle of the Somme has become tightly woven into the memory of the British nation and stands as a testimony to the conflict which took so many lives. This authoritative guide gives a factual account of the events leading up to the Somme battle, the battle itself, the politics of the day as well as the experiences of the young men who answered the call to join Kitchener's Army. With dramatic photographs, maps and diagrams this guide is an informative and sensitive account of the conflict.

To Start a War - How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq (Hardcover): Robert Draper To Start a War - How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq (Hardcover)
Robert Draper
R727 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R149 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crackers - Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Paperback): Tim Darnell The Crackers - Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Paperback)
Tim Darnell; Foreword by Bill Shipp; Afterword by Bobby Dew
R403 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Beginning in an era before traffic jams, air-conditioning, and Atlanta's ascension to international fame, Tim Darnell chronicles the emergence of amateur and minor-league baseball in various forms in Atlanta from just after the Civil War through the rise of the Crackers (1901-65).Through never-before-published player interviews, rare illustrations, extensive charts and statistics, and thorough research, Darnell examines the drama and politics that affected the Crackers over the years. Also profiled is the Black Crackers, Atlanta's Negro Southern League franchise whose success and popularity paralleled those of their white counterparts.The Crackers is a light-hearted, fun, and engrossing history of a time, a people, and one very special centerfield magnolia tree whose stories are legend to this day.Includes a Crackers Trivia Quiz, and appendices with records and statistics.

Christmas Comes to Newcastle (Paperback, UK ed.): Kipper Williams Christmas Comes to Newcastle (Paperback, UK ed.)
Kipper Williams
R193 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R23 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kipper Williams is one of the UK's favourite cartoonists. This collection of festive favourites highlights the best and the worst of Christmas. From cheeky snowmen to nervous turkeys, Kipper Williams finds all the ingredients for comedy in the festive season.

Best Baby Names 2021 (Paperback): Siobhan Thomas Best Baby Names 2021 (Paperback)
Siobhan Thomas 1
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Find the right name for your new arrival Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most exciting decisions you can make, but there's so much choice - where do you start? Best Baby Names 2021 has exactly what you need: thousands of names to browse and the latest trends to inspire you. Whether you want a classic or a modern name, or even if you don't know where to begin, this book will give you an A-Z of more than 9,000 options to explore. You'll find advice and tips on how to navigate your baby-naming journey, including reaching an agreement with your partner and coping with other people's opinions, so that you can find the ideal name and feel confident in your choice.

Christmas Comes to Liverpool (Paperback, UK ed.): Kipper Williams Christmas Comes to Liverpool (Paperback, UK ed.)
Kipper Williams
R193 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R23 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kipper Williams is one of the UK's favourite cartoonists. This collection of festive favourites highlights the best and the worst of Christmas. From cheeky snowmen to nervous turkeys, Kipper Williams finds all the ingredients for comedy in the festive season.

The Operator - The Seal Team Operative And The Mission That Changed The World (Paperback): Robert O'Neill The Operator - The Seal Team Operative And The Mission That Changed The World (Paperback)
Robert O'Neill 1
R257 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R84 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A riveting, unvarnished and wholly unforgettable portrait of America's most storied commandos at war.' - Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account of SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career. O'Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs' most elite unit. The Operatordescribes the nonstop action of O'Neill's deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evoking the black humor of years-long combat, and reveals firsthand details of the most discussed anti-terrorist operation in military history.

The Loch Ness Monster (Paperback): Charles Fowkes The Loch Ness Monster (Paperback)
Charles Fowkes
R169 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R42 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Step behind the scenes of the biggest mystery of the British Isles Loch Ness is one of the most popular visitor sites in the world. Its stunning beauty draws many, but far more come to experience the mystery of the monster that may lurk in its waters. Known affectionately as 'Nessie', this elusive creature has been chased with great zeal for over a century (it has been seen by over 1000 people) and this enthusiasm shows no sign of diminishing. A new edition, rewritten and with fresh new images, of a Pitkin classic that examines the evidence and the various sitings on this perennial mystery.

The Control War - The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968-1975 (Hardcover): Martin G Clemis The Control War - The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968-1975 (Hardcover)
Martin G Clemis
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Vietnam War - a conflict defined by an ever-evolving mixture of conventional and guerrilla warfare and mass politics - has often been called a ""war without fronts."" In fact, Vietnam had a multitude of fronts, as insurgents and counterinsurgents wrestled for control throughout 44 provinces, 250 districts, and more than 11,000 hamlets. In The Control War, Martin G. Clemis focuses on South Vietnam, where a highly complex politico-military struggle fragmented the battlefield along countless divergent points of conflict as both sides sought spatial and political hegemony. Complicating the conventional view that the Vietnam War was about winning ""hearts and minds,"" Clemis argues that both sides were more interested in asserting control over the people - and resources - of the countryside. As in other revolutionary civil conflicts, the key to winning political power in South Vietnam was to control the physical world of territory, population, and resources, as well as the ideational world of political organization and long-term legitimacy. Despite their countervailing purposes, both insurgency and pacification provided the means to exert this control. Proponents of each approach pursued the same goals, relying on a blend of military force, political violence, and socioeconomic policy to achieve them. Revealing the unique spatiality of the Vietnam War, The Control War analyzes the ways that both sides of the conflict conceptualized and used geography and the environment to serve strategic, tactical, and political ends. Clemis shows us that the operational environment of Vietnam, both natural and human-made, was far more than a backdrop to two decades of war.

The End is Always Near - Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses (Hardcover): Dan Carlin The End is Always Near - Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses (Hardcover)
Dan Carlin 1
R564 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R163 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE CREATOR OF THE AWARD-WINNING, 100+ MILLION DOWNLOAD PODCAST HARDCORE HISTORY Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology ever peak or regress? And why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction are waiting just around the corner? Combining his trademark thrilling, expansive storytelling with rigorous history and thought experiment, Dan Carlin connects past with future to explore the tipping points of collapsing civilisations - from the plague to nuclear war. Looking across every brush with apocalypse, crisis and collapse, this book also weighs, knowing all we do about human patterns, whether our world is likely to become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore.

Nein - Standing Up to Hitler 1935-1944 (Paperback): Paddy Ashdown Nein - Standing Up to Hitler 1935-1944 (Paperback)
Paddy Ashdown 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From bestselling and prize-winning author Paddy Ashdown, a revelatory new history of German opposition to Hitler. `Ashdown has a great gift for narrative history. He unearths little known stories and places them in context with great dexterity. His new book throws fresh and important light on a crucial topic.' JONATHAN DIMBLEBY In his last days, Adolf Hitler raged in his bunker that he had been betrayed by his own people, defeated from the inside. In part, he was right. By 1945, his armies were being crushed on all fronts, his regime collapsing with many fleeing retribution for their crimes. Yet, even before the war started, there were Germans very high in Hitler's command committed to bringing about his death and defeat. Paddy Ashdown tells, for the first time, the story of those at the very top of Hitler's Germany who tried first to prevent the Second World War and then to deny Hitler victory. Based on newly released files, the repeated attempts of the plotters to warn the Allies about Hitler's plans are revealed. What is revealed is that the anti-Hitler bomb plots, which have received so much attention are, in fact only a small part of a much wider story; one in which those at the highest levels of the German state used every means possible - conspiracy, assassination, espionage - to ensure that, for the sake of the long-term reputation of their country and the survival of liberal and democratic values, Hitler could not be allowed to win the war. It is a matter of record that the European Union we have today and the nature and central position of Germany within it, is, in very large measure, the future envisaged by the plotters and for which they gave their lives.

Converting the Rosebud - Catholic Mission and the Lakotas, 1886-1916 (Hardcover): Harvey Markowitz Converting the Rosebud - Catholic Mission and the Lakotas, 1886-1916 (Hardcover)
Harvey Markowitz
R989 Discovery Miles 9 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Andrew Jackson's removal policy failed to solve the ""Indian problem,"" the federal government turned to religion for assistance. Nineteenth-century Catholic and Protestant reformers eagerly founded reservation missions and boarding schools, hoping to ""civilize and Christianize"" their supposedly savage charges. In telling the story of the Saint Francis Indian Mission on the Sicangu Lakota Rosebud Reservation, Converting the Rosebud illuminates the complexities of federal Indian reform, Catholic mission policy, and pre- and post-reservation Lakota culture. Author Harvey Markowitz frames the history of the Saint Francis Mission within a broader narrative of the battles waged on a national level between the Catholic Church and the Protestant organizations that often opposed its agenda for American Indian conversion and education. He then juxtaposes these battles with the federal government's relentless attempts to conquer and colonize the Lakota tribes through warfare and diplomacy, culminating in the transformation of the Sicangu Lakotas from a sovereign people into wards of the government designated as the Rosebud Sioux. Markowitz follows the unpredictable twists in the relationships between the Jesuit priests and Franciscan sisters stationed at Saint Francis and their two missionary partners - the United States Indian Office, whose assimilationist goals the missionaries fully shared, and the Sicangus themselves, who selectively adopted and adapted those elements of Catholicism and Euro-American culture that they found meaningful and useful. Tracing the mission from its 1886 founding in present-day South Dakota to the 1916 fire that reduced it to ashes, Converting the Rosebud unveils the complex church-state network that guided conversion efforts on the Rosebud Reservation. Markowitz also reveals the extent to which the Sicangus responded to those efforts - and, in doing so, created a distinct understanding of Catholicism centered on traditional Lakota concepts of sacred power.

Ystervuis uit die See - Uiters Geheime Seewaartse Recce-operasies (1978-1988) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Arne Soderlund, Douw Steyn Ystervuis uit die See - Uiters Geheime Seewaartse Recce-operasies (1978-1988) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Arne Soderlund, Douw Steyn
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Gedurende die Grensoorlog het die Spesiale Magte se 4 Verkenningsregiment tientalle klandestiene seewaartse operasies saam met die SA Vloot uitgevoer. Van Cabinda in Angola tot Dar es Salaam in Tanzanië het hulle strategiese teikens soos oliedepots, vervoerinfrastruktuur en selfs Russiese skepe aangeval. Die bestaan van 4 Recce is grootliks geheim gehou, ook in die SAW.

Ystervuis uit die see beskryf 50 operasies deur 4 Recce, ander Spesmagte-eenhede en die SA Vloot. Daaronder tel Operasie Kerslig (1981), waartydens ’n operateur dood en ander beseer is in ’n aanval op ’n olieraffinadery in Luanda, en Operasie Argon (1985) toe kaptein Wynand du Toit in Angola gevange geneem is.

Die skrywers, wat self aan etlike van die operasies deelgeneem het, het ook toegang gekry tot uiters geheime dokumente wat intussen gedeklassifiseer is. Hul dramatiese vertellings wys hoe veelsydig en doeltreffend hierdie elite-eenheid was.

Die omvattende boek is ’n moet vir enigeen met ’n belangstelling in die Spesmagte. Dit neem jou na die hart van die aksie, die adrenalien en vrees van seewaartse operasies.

Haabre, the last generation (Foam book): Joana Choumali Haabre, the last generation (Foam book)
Joana Choumali
R700 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R140 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Haabre is a series of portraits of people who represent perhaps the last generation to bear the ritual scarification associated with a number of ethnic groups in various parts of West Africa. These lush images, shot in Choumali’s studio in Abidjan, are accompanied by excerpts of interviews conducted by Choumali with her sitters, which reveal a range of responses to scarification, from pride to ambivalence and even outright rejection of the facial markings. These portraits and texts examine the complex role of tradition in an urban setting such as Abidjan and suggest the shifting nature of the concepts of beauty and identity.

Cult Sister - My Decade In One Of The World's Most Secretive Sects (Paperback): Lesley Smailes Cult Sister - My Decade In One Of The World's Most Secretive Sects (Paperback)
Lesley Smailes 1
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

After matric Lesley took a gap year to the United States. Before she left, her mother, in jest or premonition, said: “Don’t get married and don’t join a cult” – but Lesley ended up in what is considered one of the most dangerous existing cults in America.

In this book Lesley shares the story of her life-changing years with this group – living out of a backpack, an arranged marriage to a Brother, having home births, threats of losing her children and surviving in strange, glorious ways.

Bath City Guide - Spanish (Paperback): Bob Mealing Bath City Guide - Spanish (Paperback)
Bob Mealing
R143 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R32 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A history of Bath

Dolle's Candyland, Inc. (Paperback): Anna Dolle Bushnell Dolle's Candyland, Inc. (Paperback)
Anna Dolle Bushnell
R500 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Drawing Fire: The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin (Hardcover): Todd DePastino Drawing Fire: The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin (Hardcover)
Todd DePastino; Preface by Tom Hanks
R812 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Poppy Field (Hardcover): Michael Morpurgo Poppy Field (Hardcover)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Michael Foreman 1
R386 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R99 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy. In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story. 1 per hardback from the sale of POPPY FIELD in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279)

Civil War Sites in Virginia - A Tour Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): James I. Robertson Jr, Brian Steel Wills Civil War Sites in Virginia - A Tour Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
James I. Robertson Jr, Brian Steel Wills
R301 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R58 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since 1982, the renowned Civil War historian James I. "Bud" Robertson's "Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide" has enlightened and informed Civil War enthusiasts and scholars alike. The book expertly explores the commonwealth's Civil War sites for those hoping to gain greater insight and understanding of the conflict. But in the years since the book's original publication, accessibility to many sites and the interpretive material available have improved dramatically. In addition, new historical markers have been erected, and new historically significant sites have been developed, while other sites have been lost to modern development or other encroachments. The historian Brian Steel Wills offers here a revised and updated edition that retains the core of the original guide, with its rich and insightful prose, but that takes these major changes into account, introducing especially the benefits of expanded interpretation and of improved accessibility. The guide incorporates new information on the lives of a broad spectrum of soldiers and citizens while revisiting scenes associated with the era's most famous personalities. New maps and a list of specialized tour suggestions assist in planning visits to sites, while three dozen illustrations, from nineteenth-century drawings to modern photographs, bring the war and its impact on the Old Dominion vividly to life. With the sesquicentennial remembrances of the American Civil War heightening interest and spurring improvements, there may be no better time to learn about and visit these important and moving sites than now.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Undercover With Mandela's Spies - The…
Bradley D. Steyn, Mark Fine Paperback R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980
Prisoner 913 - The Release Of Nelson…
Riaan de Villiers, Jan-Ad Stemmet Paperback R325 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450
Africa Reimagined - Reclaiming A Sense…
Hlumelo Biko Paperback R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200
Seven Votes - How WWII Changed South…
Richard Steyn Paperback R280 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900
Wit Issie 'n Colour Nie - Angedrade…
Nathan Trantraal Paperback R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060
Blessed By Bosasa - Inside Gavin…
Adriaan Basson Paperback  (1)
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200
Decolonising The University
Gurminder K Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, … Paperback  (6)
R250 Discovery Miles 2 500
Lost Communities, Living Memories…
Sean Field Paperback R270 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320
Land Of My Ancestors - An Epic South…
Botlhale Tema Paperback R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840
Women In Solitary - Inside The Female…
Shanthini Naidoo Paperback R295 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250

 

Partners