The Boer War
Direction, Experience and Image
Edited by John Gooch
Routledge – 2000 – 350 pages
Series: Military History and Policy
This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.
"an interesting collection of papers"
Small Wars & Insurgencies
"a very solid contribution to the field of military studies, including civil-military politics"
" Provides a helpful starting point for those continuing with the investigation of one of Africa"s largest and most complex military campaigns."
- Army Historical Research
"Excellent volume… a work that offers some original themes and revisions rather than presenting the same old story in different words
- Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
"a remarkable collection of essays covering neglected aspects of the Boer War… It is unusual for a work of collected papers such as this to be so uniformly excellent and informative. The Boer War is a monument to the scholarly expertise of Gooch and his contributors and a "must-purchase" for all students of this tragic conflict.
- The Historian