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250 Practical hints for the Homemaker - JG Low
This slender, paperback booklet is packed with useful and practical information of the type which every household requires at some time or other.
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African Tears: The Zimbabwe Land Invasions - Cathy Buckle.  Covos Day African Tears: The Zimbabwe Land Invasions - Catherine Buckle (Politics)
The true story of a white farmer in Zimbabwe living side by side with war veterans for 7 months (Mar-Oct 2000), under constant scrutiny and intimidation. Make-shift homes were erected on the grazing fields and their stock dams and timber plantations were "liberated". The family was left emotionally broken, psychologically crippled and driven to the brink of bankruptcy. They and their farm labourers were harassed and tortured, their livestock killed, their fields roamed by packs of hunting dogs and the farm - eventually burned to the ground. It remains undesignated, unlisted and not required by the government for compulsory acquisition. It chronicles the hardships felt by many Zimbabwean farmers and their families and tells of the destruction of the country's economy, collapse of tourism and ruination of agriculture.
ISBN 1-919874-27-5, 222x152mm, 264pp, 14 b/w photos
Amazing Grace - Basil O'Connell-Jones.  ".... At the tender age of 22, I didn't believe anything bad could happen to me. But then a bullet smashed into my brain, knocking me to the ground where I lay bleeding and writhing in pain. After my head dropped into the sand, I had a strange floating sensation and felt myself being lifted up, out of the body full of pain, and away from the contact going on all around me...." Amazing Grace - Basil O'Connell-Jones (autobiography)
Amazing Grace is an autobiography of the incredible life of Basil O'Connell-Jones. It covers his school days, wild youth in Zambia and army days and his recovery after being shot in the head in a contact during the Rhodesian war.
Size - 215x135, 128 pages, 54 photos. ISBN 99660886-5-4
Beloved African - Jill Baker Beloved African - Jill Baker (autobiography)
The author, among Zimbabwe’s, previously Rhodesia’s, best-loved media personalities, writes about her enigmatic father, John Hammond, one of that country’s earliest and foremost educators. A pioneer at the turn of the century, he helped forge the solid educational system that spawned some of the great minds of the country, including many of the founding black nationalists. A controversial, but much-loved figure.
Beneath a Zimbabwe Sun - Gordon Graham (environment)
Coffee table book filled with beautiful pictures taken around Zimbabwe, covering most of the well known heritage sites, game parks, and other top tourist spots, to views of the countryside, wild life and some towns & cities. Beneath a Zimbabwe Sun shows the diversity in a uniquely evocative way, revealing the spendour, the beauty and the freshness of a country still unspoilt, the true nature of a relatively little-known part of Africa. First published in 1987, it is nevertheless still timeless in content and appeal.
ISBN 0 86921 039 4, 350x250mm, 239pp, 480+ colour photos, maps.
Bonanza - 75 years of flue cured tobacco advice - DS McClymont Bonanza - 75 years of flue cured tobacco advice - DS McClymont
This book covers every facet of tobacco production: seedbed preparation; soil types and their fertilization; land preparation and layout; plant density and planting methods; reaping, curing and grading, and pest and disease control.
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Bulawayo Changing Skyline: 1893-1980 - Sketched by AD Jack, text by LW Bolze Bulawayo Changing Skyline: 1893-1980 - Sketched by AD Jack, text by LW Bolze
This is a unique presentation, in a handsome large coffee-table volume, of Bulawayo's architecture and street scenes from it's beginnings to 1980 - the story of its growth told through its buildings and the people associated with them. It is a fascinating record of a city of pioneering character and robust individuality. More than 150 subjects are illustrated in various media - pencil & watercolours sketches, and full colour photographs. The informative text set the sketches in their historical perspective and adds background that makes them more meaningful.
Size - 290x390mm, 160 pages
ISBN 0 86920 203 0 (NB - this book is supplied without dustjackets.
Very few copies left in stock)
Cricket's Rich Heritage: A history of the Rhodesia and Zimbabwe national sides - Jonty Winch Cricket's Rich Heritage: A history of the Rhodesia and Zimbabwe national sides - Jonty Winch
From matting and ant-heap wickets to immaculate turf, Jonty Winch, a dedicated chronicler, traces the history of cricket in this country (Zimbabwe) from the first recorded game played in 1890, through two World Wars and a guerilla war, to the comparative peace of post-independence and eventual world recognition in the 1980s when Zimbabwe was able to send a side to England to take part in the I.C.C. Trophy competition which it won.
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Crime Scientist - J Thompson Crime Scientist - J Thompson
Dr John Thompson became the first Director of the British South Africa Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1963, a position he held until retiring in 1977. During those years he dealt with some 12000 cases. To his laboratory was directed evidence collected in cases of murder, arson, forgery, embezzlement, theft, fraud and smuggling.
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Cry Zimbabwe - Independence: Twenty years on - Peter Stiff.  Galago Cry Zimbabwe - Independence: Twenty years on - Peter Stiff
This timely book deals with Zimbabwe’s independence, the elections crooked in ZANU-PF’s favour in 1980 and at every election since. South Africa’s destabilisation, genocide by Mugabe’s 5-Brigade in Matabeleland, Mugabe’s failed attempt to bring in his faulty constitution, the farm invasions, the murders and the mayhem in the lead-up to the 2000 elections.
Kariba into the Millennium - C Gillies Kariba into the Millennium - Colin Gillies (environment social economics)
The construction of the Kariba Dam wall on the mighty Zambezi River bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia produced a vast man made lake and changed the region forever. This book covers the construction of the dam and the subsequent effects & developments due to the dam's creation on the shores of Kariba and Zambezi Valley over the last 40 years.
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Laboratory for Peace - R Fothergill Laboratory for Peace - R Fothergill
The story of Ken and Lilian Mew and of the Ranche House College, Salisbury (now Harare). Ken was appointed principalship of the recently established Ranche House College in 1964 - a bold experiment in multiracial adult education based on the Capricorn ideals. Ken had no teaching qualifications, but his strength of character, crusading spirit and burning zeal to help create a society free of racial discrimination had already identified his leadership qualities. Many overseas university visitors participated in the work of the college, which by 1974 had catered for over 4600 students, half of which were black. As an island of racial harmony in a turbulent sea of racial strife, it was a popular venue for conferences, and a meeting place for foreign and local politicans seeking political settlement.
Paget of Rhodesia - G Gibbon Paget of Rhodesia - G Gibbon (autobiography)
Edward Paget, a member of a prominent ecclesiastical family, was well known in Britain, South Africa and Rhodesia. Early in his career he worked in London's East End, and after the First World War (in which he earned the Military Cross), he was appointed Vicar of Benoni, South Africa. He became Bishop of Southern Rhodesia in 1925, and tackled mission expansion with enthusiasm.
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Salisbury Changing Skyline: 1890-1980 - Sketched by AD Jack, text by DG Cobban Salisbury Changing Skyline: 1890-1980 - Sketched by AD Jack, text by DG Cobban
This is a unique presentation, in a handsome large coffee-table volume, of Salisbury's (now Harare) architecture and street scenes from it's beginnings to 1980 - the story of its growth told through its buildings and the people associated with them. It is a fascinating record of a city of pioneering character and robust individuality. More than 114 subjects are illustrated in various media - pencil & watercolours sketches and full colour and two aerial photographs. The informative text and anecdotes set the sketches in their historical perspective and adds background that makes them more meaningful.
Size - 290x390mm, 113 pages
ISBN 0 86920 205 7
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Sanctions Double-Cross: Oil to Rhodesia - Jorge Jardim
Jorge Jardim, the Portuguese businessman-cum-diplomat who, from 1965 to 1974, co-ordinated the oil-to-Rhodesia operations, tells why the oil embargo failed during Rhodesia's UDI. He was the trusted right-hand man of the Portuguese Prime Minister Salazar and claims that from the very beginning sanctions against Rhodesia were a double-cross game. They became a farce between the multi-national oil companies and the complicity or, at least, the indifferent apathy of their governments. His avowed aim in writing this controversial book was to clear the name of Portugal which had been blamed for the failure of sanctions, and to show up the real sanctions-busters in what he called "an awe-inspiring international conspiracy".
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  Some Renowned Rhodesian Senior Schools: 1892-1979 (Part 1) - IP MacLarenClick for summary of book in separate window
More Rhodesian Senior Schools: 1950-1982 (Part 2) - IP MacLaren More Rhodesian Senior Schools: 1950-1982 (Part 2) - IP MacLaren
This handsomely produced volume, on heavy quality matt art paper, is an important record of 19 senior schools of the period 1950-1982, including two private schools which, for various reasons failed to survive the war situation in the middle seventies. Each school is identified by a title page featuring the school crest, and the chapters are concluded with lists of names of school heads, prefects, captains of games, etc. It includes 480 photographs and some 7550 students and staff are named. Very few copies left
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Sometimes when it Rains - Keith Meadows Sometimes when it Rains - Keith Meadows (autobiography)
Colonialism has come and gone, helped on its way by African nationalism, a deep grown chancre at last successfully lanced.  Has  had its just desserts in the reconstituted third world history books, being spooned in somewhere between the Spanish Inquisition and the Great Plague.  But was it a legacy that barren ?  Here you will meet eleven ordinary people who have left their stamp on Rhodesia and subsequently Zimbabwe.  Eleven white Africans who have walked that extra mile for Africa.
Steam Locomotives of Rhodesia Railways ; The story of Steam 1892-1979 - ED Hamer Steam Locomotives of Rhodesia Railways ; The story of Steam 1892-1979 - ED Hamer
Edward Hamer, a draughtsman with Rhodesia Railways during the 1970s and a steam 'buff, has produced what could be the definitive work on all types of steam locos, from Jack Tar to the giant 225-ton 20A Class Beyer-Garratts, that have served the system which extended from the Mozambique and South African borders through to the border of the former Belgian Congo. He has worked with and personally knows all the types still in service, and research into Rhodesia Railways (now National Railways of Zimbabwe) records provided the early historical material.
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Testimony of a Rhodesian Federal - JM GreenField Testimony of a Rhodesian Federal - JM GreenField (autobiography)
The author takes the reader behind the scenes and through the corridors of power to his numerous meetings with members of the British government, among them Prime Ministers and Secretaries of State. His disclosures make interesting reading and will form a valuable part of the record, notably of the protracted negotiations, fruitless and frustrating in the extreme, which led to the break-up of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland with its laudable concept of racial partnership.
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he Deafening Silence - H Hansen The Deafening Silence - Hans Hansen (autobiography)
Far away from the safety, stability and chill winters of his native Denmark, Hans Hansen describes the harsh reality of life in Africa.  From the Kenyan Mau Mau uprising in 1952 to the Air Rhodesia Viscount Flight 827 tragedy (he was among the handful who survived the massacre by ZIPRA guerrillas), Hansen charts his spiritual growth alongside the violence and turbulence of Africa in a most extraordinary account.
The Reluctant President: The Memoirs of the Hon. Clifford Dupont The Reluctant President: The Memoirs of the Hon. Clifford Dupont (autobiography)
A founder-member of the Rhodesian Front, he later played a key role in the unilateral declaration of independence which he saw not as a denial of the traditions he valued so greatly but as a re-affirmation of their intrinsic worth. To him UDI was an opportunity for Rhodesia to break away from a country which 'had turned traitor to itself'.
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  Tiki - Our Genet Cat - P O'Callaghan
Apart from the introductory chapter, this is essentially a pictorial presentation, with delightful and humorous captions, which unfolds the story of the rescue from a canefield in the lowveld of Rhodesia, and the raising and return to the wild of a Small Spotted Genet. The author, Padraic O'Callaghan, and his Viennese wife Erica brought up the kitten in their house for a year, with their dog, a close friend of Tiki. They became so emotionally involved with it, and captivated by its elegance, intelligence and sense of fun that they recorded its activities in about 150 photographs of which these were selected.
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Voices of Zimbabwe : The Pain, the Courage, the Hope. Glyn Hunter and Larry & Althea Farren Voices of Zimbabwe : The Pain, the Courage, the Hope - Glyn Hunter and Larry & Althea Farren
This book demonstrates, through the voices of Zimbabweans from very different backgrounds, what really did happen. It shows how resentment built up over generations, as advances in the economy and educational development were not matched by parallel advances in civic rights for the black majority. It shows how the victors of a guerrilla struggle, sanctified in their own eyes and in those of many of their countrymen by the battle they had waged for years, were corrupted by the virtually total power they gained.

It is an astonishing story of intense pain, of courage—often in the face of crushing abuse and violence—and of hope. Tempered by their pain, many Zimbabweans have become stronger in their faith and sense of purpose and seek genuine unity across all social and ethnic barriers. Humorous cameos provide relief from the harsh realities of life in this beautiful but unfortunate country.

0-7974-2322-Z, 210x148mm, 331pp, 37 b/w & 10 f/c photos, map
Wankie - The Story of a Great Game Reserve - Ted Davison Wankie - The Story of a Great Game Reserve - Ted Davison (environment)
The enduring account of the birth and development of one of Africa’s great game reserves—the Hwange (Wankie) National Park in Zimbabwe—and the legendary ranger who started it all. With the foreword by former prime minister, Ian Douglas Smith.

Windows: Rhodesia Fairbridge Memorial College

Windows: Rhodesia Fairbridge Memorial College - compiled by Peter Gould
British Child Migrants to Africa. This book is a unique collection of historical articles, photographs, and life stories entirely written and presented by twenty five former pupils and staff members who attended Rhodesia Fairbridge Memorial College, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) between 1946 and 1962 - at which time the college was closed and all records of it's existence destroyed. Here you can read not only of tales of hardship and privation but also of cheerful optimism, brave self-reliance, and caring staff. Share these fascinating and enthralling experiences with the writers by entering the "Windows of their lives".

 

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