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1 Stepping into the future : education for South Africa's Black, coloured, and Indian peoples.
Johannesburg Erudita Publications 1975 Hard Cover Good 
152 pages, illustrations, charts, tables, boards, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 8 by 10 inches. 
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2 The Republic of Transkei.
Johannesburg Chris Van Rensburg Publications 1976 0908393067 / 9780908393060 Hard Cover Very Good 
(22),256,(47) pages, well illustrated in color, maps, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 9-1/2by 12-1/2 inches. 
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3 BUTLER, JEFFREY, ELPHICK, RICHARD and, WELSH, DAVID editors Democratic liberalism in South Africa. Its history and prospect.
Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press, 1987 0819561975 / 9780819561978 Soft Cover 
426 pages, wrappers, very good. 
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4 Christopher, A. J. Southern Africa (Studies in Historical Geography)
Folkestone Wm Dawson & Sons 1976 0712906940 / 9780712906944 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
292 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, very good. From the preface: Historical geography in southern Africa has suffered serious neglect int he present century. A recent survey (1972) of studies in Africa failed to refer to ay work produced south of the Zambezi River. This is all the more surprising when it is recalled that southern Africa has been the subject of inordinate debate and investigation for the past 15 years. ; 292 pages 
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5 COWELL, ALAN (text) and, TURNLEY, DAVID C. (photographs) Why are they weeping. South Africans under Apartheid.
New York Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1988 Hard Cover 
198 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, dust jacket, very good. Measures 9 by 11-1/2 inches. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 DANZIGER, CHRISTOPHER Jan Smuts. Looking at South African History.
Cape Town Macdonald, 1978 Soft Cover Very Good 
24 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 DODDS, DAVID A. A cradle of rivers. The Natal Drakensberg.
Cape Town Purnell 1978 Hard Cover 
110 pages, very well illustrated (many in color), map, cloth, dj, very good. 9 inches by 12 inches. From the dj, 'Cradle of Rivers takes the reader into some of the most remote regions of the Natal Drakensberg, a part of the great Drakensberg escarpment. The author, having led you there, proceeds to tell you how this mountain paradise became the home of the Bushmen, who hunted and painted their adventure stories on the rock walls of the caves in the valleys. When the black men arrived these valleys became the battleground of the tribes fighting for their survivial. Their victories and defeats were followed by periods of pillage, starvation and cannibalism. When the first white explorers, and the settlers who came after them, arrived, they found that the foothills had been depopulated save fo small, isolated bands of Bushmen raiders who were eventually exterminated. Now follow the author, and the wide sweep of the camera, from Mont-auz-Sources to the Cape border . . . Meet the mountain people of Lesotho and the men and women who inhabit the valleys below the mountain wall. . . This is a book that is destined to become one of the treasures of the literature of great mountains.' Includes a section on the first climbers. 
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8 EDGERTON, ROBERT B. Like Lions They Fought : The Zulu War and the Last Black Empire in South Africa
New York Free Press 1988 0029089107 / 9780029089101 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
242 pages, 4 plates, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: Robert Edgerton's beautifully written and riveting history rips through the many layers of myth surrounding this most memorable of all imperial wars in Africa. Drawing both on new and previously overlooked accounts from the African warriors as well as on new British sources, Edgerton unravels the human and the political story of both sides in a land that later became apartheid South Africa 
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9 Faber, Harold Soldier and Statesman. General George C. Marshall.
New York Ariel Books 1964 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 227 pages, frontispiece (portrait) , cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "This biography of General Marshall is the first to appear for younger readers." ; 8 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 227 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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10 Heitman, Helmoed-Römer South African War Machine
New York Gallery Books 1985 0831779292 / 9780831779290 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
192 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 12 inches. From the dust jacket: "Heitman gives an authoritative and comprehensive description of South Africa's idiosyncratic but undoubtedly efficient armed forces. His analysis is supplemented by a carefully chosen selection of illustrations, many of them never previously published. " B49 ; 192 pages 
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11 HOAGLAND, JIM South Africa. Civilizations in conflict.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972 0395135466 Hard Cover 
428 pages, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Second printing. 
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12 Jones, Michael Finland Daughter of the Sea (Studies in Historical Geography)
Folkestone Wm Dawson & Sons 1977 0712906959 / 9780712906951 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
247 pages, maps, cloth, very good. From the preface: This book is based on a thesis entitled "Some responses in human geography to land uplift in the Vasa area, Finland," , which was undertaken for London University between 1966 and 1972.; 247 pages 
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13 KEPPEL-JONES, ARTHUR South Africa: A Short History
London Hutchinson's University Library [Circa 1950] Hard Cover Very Good 
212 pages, map endpapers, cloth, very good. "This volume is Number 30 in Hutchinson's University Library." From the introduction: "The history of South Africa, as of other countries, has been gretly influenced by geography. A few important features of South African geography must therefore be borne in mind by the reader." 
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14 KITUKU, VINCENT MULI WA Wasya Wa Mukumba (the voice of Mukamba). African motivational folktales for all ages.
Boise, ID Author 1995 0965078000 / 9780965078009 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Illustrations by Kelly Matthews. 1st printing. 84 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: A native of Kenya, Dr. Kituku was educated in Africa and the United States. He earned a PhD in Range Management from the University of Wyoming in 1991 and he has studied and managed natural resources for government and private agencies. Dr. Kituku has published widely in professional journals and symposium proceedings. He presents papers at conferences around the world, addressing both the biological and socio-economic concerns of nature. 
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15 LELYVELD, JOSEPH Move Your Shadow. South Africa, Black and White.
New York, Times Book, 1985 0812912373 / 9780812912371 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
390 pages, map endpapers, cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Mostert, Noel Frontiers. the Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1992 0679401369 / 9780679401360 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxx, 1355, [4] pages, 12 plates, 4 maps, chart, cloth, DJ, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "This book masterfully reinterprets the founding era of South Africa, especially the 19th century, to emphasize not the Afrikaners but the conflict between British colonials and the indigenous Xhosa people. Drawing on virtually forgotten government records and vivifying little-known people, Mostert ( Supership ) has done for South Africa what Robert Hughes did for Australia in The Fatal Shore . Mostert places South Africa in the framework, both geographical and moral, of world colonial expansion; Britain's Cape Colony, site of an experiment in political liberalism, illustrates the era's tension "between high-minded conscience and self-interest." To reconstruct this "crucible of modern South African society," the author conjures up multiple worlds in passages often intricate and lyrical, though the depth of detail may deter readers. He draws on historiography, geography, linguistics and archeology to portray the European scramble for Africa, the cosmology of the indigenous Bushmen and the lives of the Afrikaners and the Zulus but eventually focuses on the British settlers and the Cape Xhosas, a proud people with traditions of democratic debate, communal land and welcoming of strangers. Their interactions animate a narrative rich in drama: the British began "probably the most callous act of mass settlement in the entire history of empire"; the Cape was the first society to attempt to legislate an interracial state; and when the Xhosas, decimated by the frontier wars and vulnerable to prophecy, killed their cattle and thus many of themselves, it was "probably the greatest self-inflicted immolation of a people in all history." Mostert concludes that the Cape Colony, where the nonracial franchise continued to contract until it vanished under 20th-century apartheid, "represents one of the greatest of lost ideals within human society." ; 1355 pages 
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17 PAKENHAM, THOMAS The Boer War
New York Random House 1979 0394427424 / 9780394427423 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxxii, 718, [1] pages, 16 plates, maps, cloth, shelf wear to dust jacket otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: Thomas Pakenham has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast moving as a novel. In many ways he challenges the accepted views of historians. He exposes the crucial role of two of the "Gold Bugs" (the richest of the Rand millionaires) in precipitating the war. He throws new light on the blunders of the British generals, Buller and Roberts, revealing a personal feud between the men comparable to the one between Lords Lucan and Cardigan that led to the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. He writes movingly about the plight of the 100,000 black Africans who served both armies, and he explains the final political victory of the Boers--how they lost the war but won the peace--had far-reaching consequences, not only for Europe and South Africa, but for the world today." ; 718 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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18 Ransford, Oliver The Battle of Majuba Hill. the First Boer War.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1967 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
X, 154 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the Wikipedia website: "The battle at Majuba Hill (near Volksrust, South Africa) on 27 February 1881 was the main battle of the First Boer War. It was a resounding victory for the Boers. ~ Although small in scope, the battle is historically significant for three reasons: 1. It led to the signing of a peace treaty and later the Pretoria Convention, between the British and the newly created South African Republic, ending the First Boer War. 2. The fire and movement tactics employed by the Boers, especially Commandant Smit in his final assault on the hill, were years ahead of their time. 3. Coupled with the defeats at Laing's Nek and Schuinshoogte, this third crushing defeat at the hands of the Boers ratified the strength of the Boers in the minds of the British, arguably to have consequences in the Second Anglo-Boer War. "Remember Majuba" became a rallying cry. " From the collection of Laurence Dring and with his business card "Soldier of fortune specializing in Civil Wars". From the Soldier of Fortune obituary by Jim Graves: "Lawrence W. Dring II, whose almost legendary career in Special Forces was described in a three-part Soldier of Fortune magazine series - February, March and April 1982 - died 25 August 1983 of a seizure and heart attack caused by complications from wounds he suffered in Vietnam. In four tours in Vietnam - most of it with MIKE Forces (Mobile Guerrilla Force) in the Central Highlands - Dring carved out a career as a soldier that frankly, I don't know who could match. Dring started out as an enlisted man and came out in 1968 as a captain. Along the way he earned, among other decorations, many of the medals grunts have respect for: two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, two Soldier's Medals, the Cambodian Medaille Militaire, four Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry and five Purple Hearts." CHS12; 154 pages 
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19 ROWLAND, WILLIAM, BOUWER, VANESSA and, URQUHART, JANESSA A day in the life of the new South Africa.
Cape Town South African National Council for the Blind 1994 0958384010 / 9780958384018 Hard Cover 
314 pages, 486 illustrations (mostly in color), 1 double-page map in color, cloth, dj, very good. Measures approximately 10 by 13 inches and weighs approximately five pounds. From the dj,: From Durban to Deneysville, Johannesburg to Hermanus 3 August 1994 would have been just another day but was not - simply because it was recorded . . . There are over 300 images of the many faces and facets of this rich and varied land, captured by professional and amateur photographers all over the country.' Message from President Nelson Mandela: 'The first edition of this book in 1982 was a remarkable achievement ... Following the tremendous success of the 1982 edition, it is fitting that the second edition was photographed three months after the first democratic election in our country, using the same winning formula. I feel this 1994 edition is a manifestation of the new spirit which is sweeping our nation.' Also includes contributions from Colin Hall, Project Patron, From William Rowland, Executive Director, South African National Council for the Blind, Behind the Scenes by Vanessa Bouwer, and Message from the Winning Photographer (Richard Wilson). Printed on 135 gsm Shaka Gloss manufactured by Sapi Fine Papers. Designed by Peter Stuckey and Wendy Matthews of Photo-prints, Cape Town. Printed and bound by CTP Book Printers, Cape Town. Not a second edition of the "Day in the Life of South Africa" done in 1982, but a competely newly collection of photographs taken after apartheid. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 SAUL, JOHN S. Socialist ideology and the struggle for Southern Africa.
Trenton, NJ Africa World Press, Inc. 1990 Soft Cover 
199 pages, wrappers, very good. 
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