The Great Boer War
The Great Boer War is Arthur Conan Doyle's authentic and thorough account of the conflict which gripped turn-of-the-century Britain. When the Boer War broke out in South Africa in 1899, Conan Doyle was already a hugely successful, middle-aged writer. Nevertheless, he was determined to see the war at first hand. Unable to secure a place as a regular soldier, he fell back on his medical training and...
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Akasha Classics (January 12, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 9805320
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“A very prejudiced tome on the Boer War from the British perspective. I know many South Africans, mainly Afrikaners. They are some of the toughest people on earth. The Brits stole their land from them, burned their farms and incarcerated their women...”
was accepted by the British army as a doctor in a field hospital. Based in part on the first-hand accounts he received from wounded soldiers, Conan Doyle constructed a history of the war which he first published in 1900 and continued to edit and re-publish until the war ended in 1902. Documenting both the military campaign and the political background to the conflict, The Great Boer War is fascinating both as a piece of history and as a glimpse into another facet of the author most commonly known for his mystery stories.