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From the capture of Nelson Mandela to the period before he became President, this story follows the intrigue and hidden war for Black African control in the Republic of South Africa
An African spy holds the key to the peaceful transition of power from cruel Apartheid to Black African Majority Rule. In a time of guerilla warfare, read the story that helpse stop the bloodshed.
The Last Horseman by David Gilman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sometimes historical fiction can give a more keen and concise picture of what happened during a war than hours of pouring over the reports and comments made by field commanders or looking… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Last Horseman, by David Gilman”
The Fox by Frederick Forsyth My rating: 5 of 5 stars Writing master, Frederick Forsyth, is back at it again with a great book linking IT to current and past events in the world of international intrigue and power games. The occurrences that happen… Continue Reading “The Fox, by Frederick Forsyth a Book Review”
It’s Rick’s 2019 Worldwide Book Giveaway Time!!! This is one of my favorite times of the year in which I am able to give an electronic gift to my readers and facilitate your giving books to friends. Holiday Book Giving helps us all enjoy… Continue Reading “Thank You Readers! Rick’s 2019 Book Giveaway!”
Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed the book thoroughly! It surprised me in being a novel about India and the American French and Indian War, but as usual, the master of historical fiction brings it all together… Continue Reading “Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith, with Tom Harper: Book Review”
Wake of the Perdido Star by Gene Hackman My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed this post-American Revolutionary seafaring tale for its new twists on an old traditional sailor plot-line. Young Jack O’Reilly is at that late teen-age point where he longs to… Continue Reading “Book review: The Wake of the Perdido Star by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan”
Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am once again reading Wilbur Smith’s books as inspiration to writing another novel. This amazing work puts it all together in telling the tale of two rival half brothers, Shasa… Continue Reading “Book Review: Power of the Sword, by Wilbur Smith”
Purple Plain by H. E. Bates My rating: 5 of 5 stars I cruised through author Bates’ book in very short order, captured by the lure of one of the exotic areas of the world, Burma during World War 2 and the descriptive expertise… Continue Reading “Book review: The Purple Plain, by H. E. Bates”
Tsotsi by Athol Fugard My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Athol Fugard has captured the true essence of disenfranchised criminal African youth in the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid era. The descriptions of the daily life of Tsotsi, the leader of… Continue Reading “Book Review: Tsotsi by Athol Fugard”
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