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Book Reviews

Book review: Battle for Cassinga

“Battle for Cassinga” is the third in a new series on African conflict, “Africa@War”, and examines South Africa's still-very controversial cross-border parachute raid in Angola in May 1978.

Book review: Selous Scouts

“Selous Scouts” is the fourth in a new series on African conflict, “Africa@War” and unlike the other three volumes in the series that look at specific operations, focusses on a uni, the Rhodesian Selous Scouts regiment.

Book review: Hitler's First War

From his earliest day in politics and literally to his last, Adolf Hitler never tired of talking about his experiences as a frontsoldat (frontline soldier) on the Western Front during World War One. According to him, his five-year sojourn in the forward area was the seminal experience of his life and the foundation of his racist anti-Semitism, anti-communism and fascism. According to Thomas Weber, this is a pack of lies.

Book review: SuperFreakonomics

In SuperFreakonomics authors Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner again take an unconventional view of the everyday. Indeed, the book is subtitled “global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance”.

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