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OLD MASTER - THE LIFE OF JAN CHRISTIAN SMUTS (Includes a chapter on the death of General De La Rey)

Published: E.P.Dutton & Co.,Inc., New York, 1944

Edition: 1st

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471pp. Cloth hardcover. Frontis b/w photo of Field Marshal Jan Smuts and President Roosevelt in Cairo at the time of the Teheran Conference.

Faded and foxed spine. Light bumping to corners. Toning to EPS. Gift inscription to front free EP. Light foxing to title page. Otherwise clean and tight.

Written in three parts;

Part One - Storm and Stress: 1)Problem child. 2)Transvaal interlude. 3)Springtime in Stellenbosch. 4)England - Yes and no. 5)Taxation without representation. 6)Mister State Attorney. 7)Until the rains fall. 8)Pretoria-Pride and fall. 9)Commando.

Part Two - Power: 10)"Vereeniging" stands for Union. 11)The valley of the shadow of death. 12)Reconciliation. 13)Early triumph. 14)Gandhi. 15)Union. 16)The rise and fall of General Hertzog. 17)Prelude to civil war. 18)The death of General De La Rey. 19)The five shillings revolution. 20)Two-front war. 21)On the roof of the world. 22)General Smuts' dilemma.

Part Three - Phoenix: 23)Ups and downs. 24)Downfall. 25)The lean years. 26)The shadow of the Swastika. 27)Prelude to war.28)"Ell-Gamelayo-Waah". 29)Two-front war again. 30)Blitz over England-Thunder in South Africa. 31)"Ossewa Brandwag". 32)As the tide flows. 33)The fall of Tobruk. 34)South Africa fights. 35)At the helm. 36)Vision of the future. Bibliography. Index.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 219mm x 154mm x 36mm
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0685615292
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Internet banking transfer (EFT), PAYPAL. Regret no Credit Card facility.
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