The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

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History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or the Zulus would control that part of the world -- and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. This incisive book offers an unusual window onto a society that remains divided. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent years -- and the changes yet to be made.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618758258

  • ISBN-10: 0618758259

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $17.95

  • Publication Date: 04/24/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 24

Adam Hochschild
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Adam Hochschild

ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of ten books. King Leopold's Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618758258

  • ISBN-10: 0618758259

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $17.95

  • Publication Date: 04/24/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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