The Boer War – Thomas Pakenham


The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, ‘no end of a lesson’. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.

Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years.

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Imprint: Abacus
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 1992
Authors: Thomas Pakenham
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 45mm
Format: Paperback
Pages: 659
Edition: Used Edition – excellent condition
ISBN-13: 978-0-349-10466-9
Barcode: 9780349104669


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