WorldCat Identities

Van der Byl, P. K. (Pieter Kenyon) 1923-1999

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 56 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT2984.V36, 968.9104092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about P. K Van der Byl
Most widely held works by P. K Van der Byl
Press Conference held by Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pieter van der Byl, March 5th 1976 by P. K Van der Byl( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PK van der Byl : African statesman by Hannes Wessels( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the white man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl; one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government led by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.75 (from 0.74 for PK van der ... to 0.79 for Press Conf ...)

PK van der Byl : African statesman
Alternative Names
Byl, P. K. van der 1923-1999

Byl, P. K. van der (Pieter Kenyon van der), 1923-1999

P. K. van der Byl agrariër uit Zuid-Afrika (1923-1999)

P. K. van der Byl Rhodesian politician

Van der Byl, Pieter Kenyon 1923-1999

Бил, Питер ван дер