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Friday, 2 January 2009

Golden Nemesis

Heather Vallance unleashes the culmination of her historical research on John Y. F. Blake and the Boer wars:

"The Anglo-American era of the 20th century was underpinned by guerrilla movements with surprising benefactors like Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Barnato, the two megaliths of British imperial commerce in Africa. In their world there was not enough room for Empire and self.
In death Barnato was vilified and dismissed. Rhodes was sanctified and elevated. Both were forgiven the treason which would have made them kings.
Golden Nemesis tracks the alliances of Rhodes and Barnato as they escalate into the chaos which lays the ground work for the 20th century and the bond between Britain and America..."

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