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The washing of the spears epub

by Donald R. Morris


The washing of the spears epub

ISBN: 0722161786

ISBN13: 978-0722161784

Author: Donald R. Morris

Category: History

Subcategory: Africa

Language: English

Publisher: Sphere Books Limited (1981)

Pages: 670 pages

ePUB book: 1522 kb

FB2 book: 1247 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 593

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Donald R. Morris, a graduate of Annapolis, served in the Navy and later in the CIA. In addition to two novels, he. .Until quite recently this was the definitive book on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, but beyond that Morris has written the history of the entire region and the Zulu people in great detail.

Donald R. In addition to two novels, he has written columns and articles for theHouston Post, Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage, Proceedings, and the Encyclopedia Britannica, among others. He lives in Houston, Texas, where he publishes the Donald R. Morris Newsletter. Morris was born in 1924 and grew up in New York City. In 1948 he graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. For many years Donald Morris was also a foreign affairs columnist for the Houston Post

Donald R. For many years Donald Morris was also a foreign affairs columnist for the Houston Post. In 1989 he formed the Trident Syndicate and published a weekly newsletter on current events and foreign affairs. Библиографические данные. The Washing of the Spears: A History of the Rise of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and Its Fall in the Zulu War of 1879 Pimlico (Series) (Том 148).

The Washing of the Spears is a 1965 book about the "Zulu Nation under Shaka" and the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, written by Donald R. Morris.

This was one of the ten books that changed my life  . First they telephoned the owner of the Tshoba Coal Mine to gain permission for me to enter the area. Then I left my passport and other valuables at the post while the Sergeant and a Constable personally guided me to the site.

The author, Donald Morris breaks The Washing of the Spears into two halves. The first half is a detailed sociological look at the rise of the Zulu people, a tribe in Africa that grew to dominate the southern horn under its fierce leader, Shaka. Morris does a fine job giving you an overview of Zulu life: how they lived and loved and mated; how they raised their children; what they ate; where they lived.

Observer "The book to end all books on the tragic confrontation between the assegai and the Gatling gu.Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

Donald R. Bibliographic information. The Washing Of The Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and its Fall in the Zulu War of 1879.

Quite simply, one of the best-written books I have ever read, in any category. Fully deserves to be a classic.

A complete history of the mighty Zulu empire, which rose to power under Shaka & clashed in numerous battles with armies from Europe. ISBN13: 9780671628222. Quite simply, one of the best-written books I have ever read, in any category. com User, April 7, 1999. This book deals with the rise of the Zulu Nation under Shaka to its fall under Ceteswayo. There are no glossed over facts, and the last reprint in 1996 has a covering prologue from Chief Mangasuto Buthelese.

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Acclaimed for its scholarship, its monumental range, and its spellbinding readability, The Washing of the Spears is a gripping portrait of not just the Zulu War of 1879, but also of Britain’s colonial policy at this moment. Books related to The Washing Of The Spears.

The bloody story of the Zulu War of 1879. Copy intact, has foxing and looks read.
Until quite recently this was the definitive book on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, but beyond that Morris has written the history of the entire region and the Zulu people in great detail. It is well researched and well written. A very good read.
a great read, with amazing depth. However, the story is told from a biased perspective and that must be taken into account when reading the book. Still, this is truly one of the most detailed tellings of the rise and fall of the Zulus.
The text is tiny and hard to read and it's written in a British accent, but the level of information and specific details is mind-blowing, It's a great read for anyone interested in the Zulus, imperialism, or how South Africa got to it's current state.
This book launched years of study of not only the Zulu wars but the greater scope of "Victoria's Little Wars". The book itself is fascinating,evenhanded,and importantly,highlights not only the stategies both well begotten and misconceived,but also the impact of the mundane ..."for lack of ammo crate cutters,there was no ammo,for lack of ammo the line broke."The irony of battle and leadership was underlined for me in the the battles of Isandlwanda and Rorkes drift.In the former almost every rule of engagement was broken by a larger force and high ranking officers with the decimation of the entire regiment. Whereas at Rorke's drift we have two totally untested subalterns,knowing nothing of what to do but following the rule book and ultimately succeeding against tremendous odds. Ultimately my fascination was driven by entering the mindset of a different cultural mindset.While Victorian values are now the object of derision from the left,there really was a "thin red line",officers stood and died with their men,valor and honor were valued,gentlemen warriors who read Homer or Vergil really existed and the profession of arms and its values were held in respect by the citizenry.
Fortunately,these values still drive our current military even if demeaned or ignored by the vast majority of those for whom they fought and died. A fascinating story,excellent military history and a peek into the midset of a different time.
Gave this book as a gift. It was just what they wanted.
This is a well written and researched history of the Zulu Nation. I found it completely engrossing and difficult to put down.
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If you only read one book on the Zulu War this is it. A very long book and I could not put it down. Covers all of the Anglo Zulu war from an unbiased view. The ultimate for your Zulu library.
Brought this book for my husband and he loves the information this book contains.