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Cecil Rhodes
by Sarah Gertrude Millin
Paperback: 449 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.17 x 9.06 x 6.08
Publisher: Simon Publications; ; (November )
ISBN: 1931541191

Cecil Rhodes and the Cape Afrikaners: The Imperial Colossus and the Colonial Parish Pump
by Mordechai Tamarkin
Paperback: 344 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.50 x 6.00
Publisher: Frank Cass & Co; ; (November )
ISBN: 0714642673

Rhodes and Rhodesia: The White Conquest of Zimbabwe, 1884-1902
by Arthur Keppel-Jones
Hardcover: 674 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.00 x 10.25 x 7.25
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press; ; (September 1983)
ISBN: 0773505342
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Manly Pursuits
by Ann Harries
Historical Fiction
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.35 x 8.47 x 5.98
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; ; (April )
ISBN: 1582340196

The Founder : Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power
by Robert I. Rotberg
Book Description Cecil Rhodes was an imposing figure, tall, robust-looking, with a leonine head, a man so charismatic that one contemporary claimed that "belief in Rhodes was a substitute for religion." But he was certainly a man of contradictions. He was a dreamy idealist whose favorite book was The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and a ruthless businessman whose guiding principle was "every man has his price." He supported invidious racial laws in South Africa, and invented and sponsored the world-renowned Rhodes Scholarships. Though his own education and intellectual talents were unprepossessing, he dominated the British Empire and became one of the leading figures in the English-speaking world, the confidant of Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm, and a man of vast wealth and world-wide influence. 

Based on seventeen years of research, this monumental volume offers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of the nineteenth century. Rhodes was truly larger than life, and this book captures that life in fascinating detail. It offers an astute portrait of Rhodes' childhood and adolescence, informed by insights from modern psychology; it vividly depicts life on a nineteenth-century African cotton farm (Rhodes' first venture) and in mining camps around Kimberley and the Witwatersrand; it traces the surreptitious stock buyouts and mergers that allowed Rhodes to gain control over 90% of the world's diamond production by age thirty-five; it describes his campaigns against African populations that allowed him to establish Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia); and it discusses the poorly planned, disastrous raid on the Transvaal that destroyed Rhodes' reputation. 

A conqueror and colonial monarch, Cecil Rhodes presided arrogantly over the fate of southern Africa. But he also built lasting economic institutions, furthered transportation and communication links, improved agriculture, and fervently believed that he used his wealth and power to advance the best interests of the British Empire and Africa. This biography illuminates a complex and fascinating life, a life both evil and good.
Hardcover - 800 pages (October 1988)
Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0195049683
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The Life & Times of the Right Honourable Cecil John Rhodes, 1853-1902
by Lewis Michell
Hardcover reprint edition (February 1977)
Ayer Co Pub; ISBN: 0405097824


Rhodes : Race for Africa
by Antony Thomas
Anthony Thomas, a South African exiled in 1977 after he made an anti-apartheid documentary, approached English empire builder Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) with just the right attitude. Thomas strongly criticized the racially unjust and politically corrupt methods by which Rhodes built the white-dominated states of Southern Africa, but he was also fascinated by the forceful personality that enabled Rhodes to charm, cajole, and finagle his way into wealth and power. Vigorous prose and a propulsive story line do justice to Rhodes's action-packed life, which is also the subject of a Masterpiece Theatre dramatization by Thomas. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 368 pages
St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0312169825

The Scramble for Africa : White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
by Thomas Pakenham
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