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Jannie Geldenhuys

At the Front: A General's Account of South Africa's Border War (Inscribed and Signed by Author)

Published: Jonathan Ball, Johannesburg, 2009

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8vo (23.3 x 15.2 x 2.4cm) xv + 393pp. Original softcover binding. With several monochrome plates.

 

Inscribed by author on half title page, and signed by author on full title page.

 

'General Jannie Geldenhuys is widely regarded as one of the leading military commanders South Africa has ever produced. As Chief of the South African Defence Force from 1985 to 1990 he brought his experience to bear on the South African Border War, and was part of the negotiating team which brought an end to the conflict in 1989. In this book, Geldenhuys reflects on a life defined as much by a military career spanning more than four decades as it was by politics and indeed the need for peace on the African sub-continent. At the Front covers the years before and during the protracted Border War. But rather than a blow-by-blow official history, it consists of Geldenhuys’ personal experiences and insights. These include facts unknown to civilians and even to some high-ranking military officials. In particular, Geldenhuys sheds light on the final years of the conflict and the negotiated settlement. Geldenhuys also writes of his early years, as he evolved from a rugby-mad young subaltern officer to a deep-thinking, reflective man with ever-sharpening insights into, war, peace, politics and, most of all, himself.' (Source: www.loot.co.za/product/jannie-geldenhuys-at-the-front/tcyh-691-g240)

 

Condition: Very good. Light rubbing and minor edgewear to the covers. Light creasing to the spine. Previous owner's signature to the half title page. Text and plates are clean and clear. A well bound copy.

  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo (23.3 x 15.2 x 2.4cm)
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  • Contact Person: Doron Locketz
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0114407936
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Payfast, Credit Card
  • Trade Associations: South African Bookdealers Association


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