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Sir Garnet Wolseley - Rare Journal & Diaties 1875 & 1879-1880

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The South African Diaries of Sir Garnet Wolseley (Natal) 1875
South African Biographocal and Historical Studies Series No 11
AA Balkema First Edition (1971)
The South African Journal of Sir Garnet Wolseley (Zululand / Transvaal), 1879-1880
South African Biographical and Historical Studies Series No 12
A. A. Balkema; First Edition edition (1973)
The books ideally will be sold together though each one is available for R800.
Condition of both books are very good
Hard cover, no dust jackets.
Previous owners name is written in ink on the inside front cover of both books.
Leslie Clement Duly Review of The South African Journal of Sir Garnet Wolseley, 1879-1880 by Adrian Preston. Published in the The International Journal of African Historical Studies Vol. 8, Supplements A & B (1975), pp. 142-144
“South African history has long been in need of the research activities of the military historian but unfortunately those attracted to the field in the past have been too few in number and too exclusively concerned with armed conflicts between the Europeans. Adrian Preston’s new book does not break new ground and although he focuses upon a man who determined the fate of the Zulu nation he sees Sir Garnet Wolseley from the perspective of Victorian military studies rather than from a South African one. Still the book is in general a well edited presentation of Wolseley’s unpublished diaries for the time when he was charged by Disraeli with bringing the Anglo Zulu war to a successful conclusion and with gaining the acceptance by the Transvaal Boers of their crown colony status in the empire. The volume is a sister publication of Preston’s earlier Sir Garnet Wolseley’s South African Diaries (Natal) 1875 released by the same publisher in 1971.
Taken together the two books provide a bulk of heretofore unpublished primary material that can be of help to those wishing to explore more comprehensively African military resistance to European pressures as well as Britain’s military and political policies as they applied to both African and European polities in the South.”
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