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e-Book Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift download

by Ian Knight

ISBN: 0330445936
ISBN13: 978-0330445931
Language: English
Publisher: Pan Macmillan; Reprint edition (June 16, 2011)
Pages: 720
Category: Europe
Subategory: History

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Ian Knight is the king of Zulu War historians. Zulu Rising provides an extremely detailed analysis of the events that led to the Anglo-Zulu War. It focuses on iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift, but it goes far and beyond just those two engagements.

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Ian Knight’s Zulu Rising acknowledges that tension from the outset. Zulu Rising is 21st century in tone, but never forgets why you picked up a Zulu War book in the first place: for the crazy dramatic battles.

In "Zulu Rising" Ian Knight shows that the brutality of the battle was the result of an inevitable clash between two aggressive warrior traditions. For the first time he gives full weight to the Zulu experience and explores the reality of the fighting through the eyes of men who took part on both sides, looking into the human heart of this savage conflict

In Zulu Rising Ian Knight shows that the brutality of the battle was the result of an inevitable clash between two . The battle of iSandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonisation of South Africa

In Zulu Rising Ian Knight shows that the brutality of the battle was the result of an inevitable clash between two aggressive warrior traditions. For the first time he gives full weight to the Zulu experience and explores the reality of the fighting through the eyes of men who took part on both sides, looking into the human heart of this savage conflict. The battle of iSandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonisation of South Africa. In one bloody day over 800 British troops, 500 of their allies and at least 2000 Zulus were killed in a staggering defeat for the British empire.

Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

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The great irony is that the victorious general of Isandlwana was himself killed by a fellow veteran of the battle ^ a b c d e f Knight, Ian Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

The great irony is that the victorious general of Isandlwana was himself killed by a fellow veteran of the battle. Today Ntshingwayo is traditionally regarded as a Zulu hero. Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill. Zulu Victory – The Epic of Isandlwana and the Cover-Up; ISBN 1-85367-645-4. a b c d e f Knight, Ian Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. php?title Ntshingwayo Khoza&oldid 931724869". Categories: Zulu people. People of the Anglo-Zulu War. Survivors of the battle of Isandlwana.

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Ian Knight is the leading authority on the Anglo-Zulu War and has written over thirty highly regarded publications on Zulu history, including the award-winning National Army Museum Book of the Zulu War. He has appeared in and written many television documentaries on the Zulus, and in 2008 was awarded the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society's Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Award for a lifetime's contribution to the field.

Published by Pan Books. ISBN: 9780330445931 The battle of iSandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history. Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. From the publisher: The battle of iSandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonisation of South Africa. The consequences of the battle echoed brutally across the following decades as Britain took ruthless revenge on the Zulu people.

The battle of Isandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonization of South Africa. Knight uses both English and Zulu sources, his overview of the world forces influencing the Zulu wars was excellent, and his portraits of leaders and soldiers on both sides are well-realized. Best book I've read on the subject, and good enough to grip ANY history fan. Highly recommended!

The battle of Isandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonization of South Africa. In one bloody day more than 800 British troops, 500 of their allies, and at least 2,000 Zulus were killed in a staggering defeat for the British empire. The consequences of the battle echoed brutally across the following decades as Britain took ruthless revenge on the Zulu people. In Zulu Rising Ian Knight shows that the brutality of the battle was the result of an inevitable clash between two aggressive warrior traditions. For the first time he gives full weight to the Zulu experience and explores the reality of the fighting through the eyes of men who took part on both sides, looking into the human heart of this savage conflict. Based on new research, including previously unpublished material, Zulu oral history, and new archaeological evidence from the battlefield, this is the definitive account of a battle that has shaped the political fortunes of the Zulu people to this day.

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Arador
Ian Knight an award winning author, has written a seemingly complete epic of this famous 19th century colonial campaign. There is a beginning, a middle and end. All are essential for understanding not only the battle of Isandlawana but its ramifications for those participants. The Zulu are portrayed with dignity and in heroic context.

Those that obtain their "knowledge" of history from motion pictures will be in for "eye opening" correction. The author refers to "cinematic myth more than once in the narrative and corrects same. Readers will find here in, the Martini Henry, Zulu war magic, shield patterns, reality on drummer boys as well as the real Pvt Hook. There is so much detail in this volume, that one should realize this is not a quick read. This is a well told story of the "Day of the Dead Moon".
recommended Bill McVey

Zyniam
Ian Knight, “Zulu Uprising: The Epic Story of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.” And rather more than that. A history of the British in southern Africa and their interactions with the Boer’s and with the indigenous population -- emphasis on the machinations of local colonial administrators – administrators who, one way or another, want more land for white settlers without regard to the locals. The colonial apparatus in southern Africa lusted after the lands of the independent Zulu kingdom and, without the approval of, or even the awareness of, London, launched an invasion into Zululand. The local British general mucked it up, split his army, took half the army searching for Zulus, and had the other half destroyed – massacred, annihilated – by the Zulus at Isandlwana. A large (maybe five thousand strong) late arriving Zulu contingent, angry that they missed the slaughter, went rogue and, against all instructions, attacked a small (maybe two dozen – half of them in the on-site infirmary) British outpost at Rorke’s Drift. Drift is local jargon for ford: In southern Africa it would be Ham’s Drift; in the Bronx it would be Rorkeford. The British, led by two lieutenants, held off the Zulus, killed or wounded half of them, and became national heroes. The British, to salvage their honor, invaded and destroyed the Zulu kingdom. Knight tells the detailed seven-hundred-page story, in passable prose. The only other book I recall reading on the nineteenth-century British experience of imperialism is “Bengal Mutiny,” by George Dangerfield. That was a masterpiece; this is okay. The story of Rorke’s Drift is told – with many changes – in the movie “Zulu.”

Porgisk
knight has wriiten a long (700 pgs) detailed work that deals not only with the two battles in detail but the prelude & post periods including lives of many of the survivors from both sides; he deals with the controversies surronding the war & many of the myths generated by previous books/articles & the movies zulu dawn & zulu; he credits those from both sides who fought;died bravely as well as some who did not; i thought it was a fair/objective account & is well written for a military history; i recomend it for anyone interested in the colonial period in south africa & military history in general

Tantil
This is the definitive book for historians studying this period in British/African history. However, it is not a light read. I found that the narrative was often bogged down by unnecessary details regarding minor characters and inconsequential references to too many regimental maneuvers. With respect, I found it distracting to be informed of almost every soldiers name, and unit details and family history. Be warned! It took 300 pages just to set up the first battle. Then another hundred before the actual fighting started. The book itself is 700 pages. I slogged through it because I wanted to know about these events, but I have to say, it was not a very fun read.

Virtual
Good solid history . Especially enjoyed the pre-history / set up of the state of the Zulu Nation and the earlier conflicts with colonial forces both political and military in the Natal . The maps are a little spartan but convey enough information to be useful . They are placed right at the front of the book so a little awkward to reference in such a big paperback . The author holds to the idea that the main Zulu force at Isandlwana were discovered by British scouts and that in turn triggered the main Zulu armies attack on the camp on the 21st rather than the 22nd as they had apparently planned . I passed over this without much thought until I had read the History by Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill :"Zulu Victory" where they argue that the Zulu General deliberately baited the British forces out of the camp in multiple directions . This is a big difference in view points and has me on the lookout for more opinions/ literature on this topic . That being said this was a good read .

Urllet
As others have noted, this is THE definitive work about the British / Zulu Wars of the 1870s. Ian Knight is the authority and does an excellent job covering not only the British and colonial perspectives, but also the Zulu side of what transpired. There is a shorter book by him that focuses only on iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift, but this large volume gives you the events leading up to those initial battles. I found the coverage of events after the battles and the subsequent battles that ended the war a bit less detailed though.

Nonetheless, this is the source for information on the Zulu Wars.

Bedy
I read Washing of the Spears some 50 years ago and was much impressed. However with Zulu Rising a lot of the myths and falsehoods that were believed at the time of Washing of the Spears have been addressed and corrected such as the story
that it was near impossible to open the ammunition crates. I would be surprised if a better book on Isandlwana can be found.

This is NOT a casual read. But the Zulu War is a subject of interest to me so I don't mind an extensive, well-researched plunge into the people and events. Despite its length and detail, Knight's book is quite readable and tells the story of a fascinating series of events in a clearly understandable way. Highly recommended.

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