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Rhodesians Never Die - The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia, c.1970-1980 [1995]

£24.99

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Published in 1995 by Baobab Books. Includes page notes, bibliography, and an index.

This book tells the story of how White Rhodesians, three-quarters of whom were ill-prepared for revolutionary change, reacted to the "terrorist" war and the onset of black rule in the 1970s. It shows how internal divisions--both old and new--undermined the supposed unity of White Rhodesia, how most Rhodesians begrudgingly accepted the inevitability of black majority rule without adjusting to its implications, and how the self- appointed defenders of Western civilisation sometimes adopted uncivilised methods of protecting the "Rhodesian way of life."
This is a lively and accessible account, based on careful archival research and numerous personal interviews. It sets out to tell the story from the inside and to incorporate the diverse dimensions of the Rhodesian experience. The authors suggest that the Rhodesians were more differentiated than has often been assumed and that perhaps their greatest fault was an almost infinite capacity for self-delusion.

Light rubbing wear to the covers. The pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Item details

Author(s):
Peter Godwin & Ian Hancock
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28cm x 15cm
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0908311826
ISBN-13:
9780908311828
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Baobab Books
Title:
Rhodesians Never Die - The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia, c.1970-1980

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Published in 1995 by Baobab Books. Includes page notes, bibliography, and an index.

This book tells the story of how White Rhodesians, three-quarters of whom were ill-prepared for revolutionary change, reacted to the "terrorist" war and the onset of black rule in the 1970s. It shows how internal divisions--both old and new--undermined the supposed unity of White Rhodesia, how most Rhodesians begrudgingly accepted the inevitability of black majority rule without adjusting to its implications, and how the self- appointed defenders of Western civilisation sometimes adopted uncivilised methods of protecting the "Rhodesian way of life."
This is a lively and accessible account, based on careful archival research and numerous personal interviews. It sets out to tell the story from the inside and to incorporate the diverse dimensions of the Rhodesian experience. The authors suggest that the Rhodesians were more differentiated than has often been assumed and that perhaps their greatest fault was an almost infinite capacity for self-delusion.

Light rubbing wear to the covers. The pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Author(s):
Peter Godwin & Ian Hancock
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28cm x 15cm
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0908311826
ISBN-13:
9780908311828
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Baobab Books
Title:
Rhodesians Never Die - The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia, c.1970-1980

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