SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Boer War: A History


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Illustrations Acknowledgements Maps Preface Introduction: An Irrepressible Conflict? PART I: THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR British Rule, Confrontation and Compromise 1815-1886 The Descent to War 1886-1899 PART II: THE COMBATANTS 3. The British Army 4. Rallying the Empire 5. The Boers PART III: THE CAMPAIGNS 1899-1902 6. The Opening Battles, October 1899 7. The Disasters of Black Week, December 1899: The Battles of Stormberg, Magersfontein and Colenso, and their less disastrous prelude 8. Humiliation, January and February 1900: The Battles of Spion Kop and Vaal Krantz 9. 'I thank God we have kept the flag flying': The Besieged Towns of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking 10. The Turn of the Tide, February 1900: The Relief of Kimberley, the Battle of Paardeberg, the Relief of Ladysmith 11. Marching to Pretoria (and Johannesburg): The British Advance through the Boer Republics, the Relief of Mafeking, the Start of the Guerrilla War 12. Methods of Barbarism? December 1900 to October 1901: The Guerrilla War, Farm Burning, the Concentration Camps 13. Seeking Peace, March 1900-June 1901 14. The Final Battles, May 1901-May 1902 PART IV: THE AMBIVALENCES OF WAR 15. Big Business, Capitalism and War 16. The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars? 17. The Pro-Boers 18. Foreigners and the War 19. The Press and the War 20. The Literature of the War PART V: THE PEACE 21. The Talks Begin 22. Taking Stock Peace at Last

About the Author

Denis Judd is Professor Emeritus of Imperial and Commonwealth History, London Metropolitan University, and Professor at New York University in London. His books include Empire; George VI (both published by I.B.Tauris); The Lion and the Tiger: The Rise and Fall of the British Raj; Balfour and the British Empire; Radical Joe - A Life of Joseph Chamberlain; The Victorian Empire; Palmerston; The Crimean War and Jawaharlal Nehru. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Keith Surridge is an independent scholar. He is the author of Managing the South African War 1899-1902.


'An impressive history ... written to a high standard with undoubted scholarship.' Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph 'This immensely readable book ... provides a fine panoramic vision. The deeper meaning of the war is now clear.' Robert Giddings, Tribune 'Judd and Surridge add a new angle ... they conclude that the war acted a as a kind of boil-lancing which enabled the two white races to march forward hand-in-hand on the road to Apartheid.' Jane Ridley, The Spectator 'Beautifully clear and remarkably compact, it tells its story with elegance and enormous authority.' Martin Rubin, Washington Times 'This is a valuable portrait of the conflict itself and the politics behind it, as well as the concentration camps.' Colin Gardiner, Oxford Times 'Denis Judd and Keith Surridge have revisited the conflict and come up with a fresh view which answers some questions and poses others...a thoroughly decent book, cautious in its judgements and down-to-earth in its approach.' Trevor Royle, Sunday Herald, Glasgow

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » Europe » Great Britain » General
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Politics » General
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Boer War: A History on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top