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History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-–2016

ISBN 
9781776090280
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R145.00
Published 
September 2016
About the book: 
History Matters is an eloquent selection of writings over four decades by Bill Nasson, one of South Africa’s most popular and highly respected historians. 
 
The pieces in this compendium are lively and entertaining, written with wit, humour and a finely tuned sense of irony. Chapters cover the Anglo-Boer War, the two World Wars, cricket, District Six, schooldays and education, Spike Lee, Hollywood and history, Mandela and other political biographies, and a great many other topics. 

Resembling a pudding of spicy plums, this is a perfect book for anyone interested in South Africa and its history, and in a broader appreciation of tweaking the tail of life in the past.
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About the Author

Bill Nasson was born in Cape Town where he survived schooling and adolescence and was spared the fate of any kind of armed service. He was educated at the universities of Hull, York and Cambridge and has held visiting fellowships at Cambridge University, The Australian National University and the University of Illinois. For many years he has been working at the University of Cape Town where he is presently Professor of History. He is the author of many publications, including the highly acclaimed Abraham Esau's War, The South African War 1899-1902, and Britannia's Empire.

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