The intimate and moving portrait of an extraordinary friendship; for over twenty years – from Robben Island, to Pollsmoor Prison, to Victor Verster jail, James Gregory was Nelson Mandela’s jailer. Yet, when the time came at last for Mandela’s release they embraced as close friends. Paperblock is a little cocked. DJ now in loose protective plastic overwrap. 378pp including index and some plates.
In October 1899, the twenty four year old Winston Churchill set sail from Southampton Docks for South Africa, where he was to cover the Boer War for the London newspaper the Morning Post.The young Churchill’s exploits on the North West Frontier of India and in the Sudan had already won him a considerable reputation as an intrepid war correspondent, but for sheer audacity and excitement nothing in his long and distinguished life would compare to his adventures during his sojourn in South Africa. Pagex xxxi + 233 text and illustrations including index.Unclipped dj,
240pp of text, illustrations and maps, including index. Agincourt, Cambrai, Omaha Beach, Ypres, the Somme and others… some of the most dramatic battles in history. each battle is dealt with in three sections: First the background and influences which led up to the action; Secondly, a guide to the ground, showing precisely how the battle was fought and how the scene looks today; Finally, contains penetrating accounts of nearby people, places, events, weapons, tactics of inspired works of art, which give the reader special insight into the reality and atmosphere of the battle.