General Botha, the Career and the Man


Author: Harold Spender
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781115536608
Category: History
Page: 358
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

General Botha

The Career and the Man
Author: Harold Spender
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: South Africa
Page: 348
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General Botha

The Career and the Man
Author: Harold Spender
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417971442
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 360
View: 4000

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

With Botha's Army


Author: J. P. Kay Robinson
Publisher: London, G. Allen & Unwin Limited [1916]
ISBN: N.A
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Page: 158
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Louis Botha: A Man Apart


Author: Richard Steyn
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
ISBN: 9781868429226
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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LOUIS BOTHA, THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER of the Union of South Africa, was a brilliant Boer general who won significant victories over the British in the early stages of the Anglo-Boer War. When the weight of the British arms eventually overwhelmed the Boers, Botha and Jan Smuts encouraged peace between English and Afrikaner and led the four South African colonies into Union in 1910. Botha was a big-hearted and generous man in his dealings with all. In 1914, he had to put down an Afrikaner rebellion over the Union's participation in the Great War. The experience broke his heart, as many of the rebels were old Anglo-Boer War comrades. At Versailles in 1919, representing South Africa, he pleaded unsuccessfully for magnanimity towards a defeated Germany. Globally respected, Botha and Smuts operated as a double act before Botha's untimely death in August 1919. Richard Steyn's recent books, Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness and Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship, have won him a loyal readership. In Louis Botha: A Man Apart, he again masterfully brings to life a great South African.

Parliamentary Debates


Author: India. Parliament. Rajya Sabha,New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Boer War

Historiography and Annotated Bibliography
Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306273
Category: History
Page: 255
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Provides a guide to the historiography of a war that is still debated in Great Britain and has significant nationalist overtones in South Africa.

Louis Botha's War

The Campaign in German South-West Africa, 1914-1915
Author: Adam Cruise
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781770227545
Category: Generals
Page: 240
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"A mere twelve years after fighting the British in the Anglo-Boer War, Louis Botha went to war again - this time on Britain's side. As prime minister of the Union of South Africa at the outbreak of the Great War, Botha agreed to lead his country on a campaign against the Germans across the border in South-West Africa. But first he would have to deal with a revolt from fellow Afrikaners who would rather take up arms against him than side with the old enemy. Louis Botha's War is the story of how a former Boer War general crushed a rebellion and rallied his country's first united army to fight a better-equipped enemy in harsh conditions. It is a tale of thirsty men and horses trekking over miles of barren desert; German aviators flying above in rickety aeroplanes; the unusual presence of a prime minister's wife on the field of battle; and a fabled gold-filled safe at the bottom of a lake. Adam Cruise recreates these fascinating events from journals, memoirs and documents, and describes how the remote battle sites look today. He also explores the effects of Botha's campaign, which determined the relationship between South Africa and its northern protectorate until well into the twentieth century. This is an absorbing chronicle of the exploits of a remarkable man who has been strangely forgotten by history, but whom Winston Churchill described as the greatest general he had ever known." -- Back cover.

A Theory of Minimalism


Author: Marc Botha
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472530861
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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The explosion of minimalism into the worlds of visual arts, music and literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century presents one of the most radical and decisive revolutions in aesthetic history. Detested by some, embraced by others, minimalism's influence was immediate, pervasive and lasting, significantly changing the way we hear music, see art and read literature. In The Theory of Minimalism, Marc Botha offers the first general theory of minimalism, equally applicable to literature, the visual arts and music. He argues that minimalism establishes an aesthetic paradigm for rethinking realism in genuinely radical terms. In dialogue with thinkers from both the analytic and continental traditions – including Kant, Danto, Agamben, Badiou and Meillassoux – Botha develops a constellation of concepts which together encapsulate the transhistorcial and transdisciplinary reach of minimalism. Illustrated by a range of historical, canonical and contemporary minimalist works of different media, from the caves of early Christian ascetics to Samuel Beckett's late prose, Botha offers a bold and provocative argument which will equip readers with the tools to engage critically with past, present and future minimalism, and to recognize how, in a culture caught between the poles of excess and austerity, minimalism still matters.