Diamonds, Gold and War
The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
By Martin Meredith
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586484736, 608pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
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From the author of The Fate of Africa: A vivid, gripping history of the turbulent years leading up to the founding of the modern state of South Africa in 1910
Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. His previous books include Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe and the Tragedy of Zimbabwe and The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence. He lives near Oxford, England.