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From the Boer War to the Cold War

A. J. P. Taylor

From the Boer War to the Cold War

essays on twentieth-century Europe

by A. J. P. Taylor

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Published by Allen Lane in London, England, New York, N.Y., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Europe -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementA.J.P. Taylor ; edited with an introduction by Chris Wrigley.
    ContributionsWrigley, Chris.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 454 p. ;
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16605184M
    ISBN 100713991216

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He specialises on the Boer War of His book, 'Life on Commando during the Anglo-Boer War ', was runner-up for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. The Afrikaans edition won three. Winston Churchill covering the Boer war as a war correspondent, c, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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