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The founder : Cecil Rhodes and the pursuit of power

Author: Robert I Rotberg; Miles F Shore
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A tall, robust-looking, imposing figure, Cecil John Rhodes was a man of many contradictions. Rhodes, the dreamy idealist, called his copy of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius his "most precious possession," while Rhodes, the ruthless businessman, firmly believed in the adage, "every man has his price." He supported invidious racial laws in South Africa, and invented and sponsored the world-renowned Rhodes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rotberg, Robert I.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(DLC) 88005960
Named Person: Cecil Rhodes; Cecil Rhodes; Cecil Rhodes; Cecil Rhodes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert I Rotberg; Miles F Shore
ISBN: 9780199770342 0199770344 1283121247 9781283121248 9786613121240 661312124X 0199879206 9780199879205
OCLC Number: 729874292
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 800 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; "The Grandest Opportunities": A Preface; Contents; List of Maps; List of Illustrations; 1 "Like the Sun on a Granite Hill": The Man and the Mystery; 2 "A Very Bright Little Boy": Life in the Vicarage; 3 "I Am in Charge Here": The Cotton Fields, a Testing; 4 "Digging, Sifting, and Sorting from Morning till Night": Scraping Together the First Riches; 5 "I Think You Will Do": A Band of Brothers amid the Dreaming Spires; 6 "The Richest Community in the World": Pursuing Position and Fortune; 7 "I Don't Have Many Principles": Forging Political and Personal Alliances.
Responsibility: Robert I. Rotberg, with the collaboration of Miles F. Shore.
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This biography traces the character and career of one of the most controversial figures of 19th-century Africa, Cecil Rhodes, from his founding of the De Beer diamond company to his political  Read more...


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