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THE BOER WAR by Thomas Pakenham - First - 1979 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 1076)

THE BOER WAR

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THE BOER WAR

by Thomas Pakenham

  • Used
  • fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
029777395X
ISBN 13
9780297773955
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About This Item

This is a mint-condition first edition of The Boer War, the 1979 masterpiece by the British historian Thomas Pakenham. First editions of this book are rare—and expensive.


This war, declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It was the longest, costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating campaign fought by Britain 1815 and 1914.


Thomas Pakenham's narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the taped recollections of survivors from both sides. It is mammoth in scope and scholarship, as well as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling.


The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict - a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconceivable blundering and brutalities.


659 pages including 200+ illustrations, photographs, and maps.

10" x 7" and 3 ½ lbs.

The dust jacket, which is sepiatone anyway, has some darkening to the edges and a tiny amount of shelfwear.

The book is pristine.

Synopsis

The war declared by the Boers of South Africa on October 11, 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'No end of a lesson.' The public expected it to be over by Christmas. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war that Great Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.

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Details

Bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1076
Title
THE BOER WAR
Author
Thomas Pakenham
Format/Binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
029777395X
ISBN 13
9780297773955
Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
1979
Pages
659
Size
10” x 7”
Keywords
South Africa, Buller, Lord Kitchener, Seige of Ladysmith, Mafeking
Bookseller catalogs
War Stories; Rare; Military History; British History; World History;
Size
10” x 7”

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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Vancouver Bookseller

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