On a continent of breathtaking beauty and bitter suffering, two vastly different cultures clashed, mingled, and recoiled. Here, amidst mist-shrouded mountains and gold-studded plateaus, ancient tribesmen lived close to the earth, as white men dug fortunes out from beneath them and laid plans for a new civilization.
Out of Southern Africa the enigmatic Cecil Rhodes built an empire in the late 1800s and attracted the brightest and bravest of a generation--including a remarkable far-flung family named Ballantyne. But for the natives, another day was dawning: a day of retribution...
From a courageous woman doctor to a fierce, one-eyed slave trader turned soldier, the whites of Africa were buffeted by two horrific waves of war. And just when a bloody peace seemed possible, the seeds of future turmoil were sown …
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The third—and apparently final—installment in Smith's Rhodesia trilogy, following Flight of the Falcon and Men of Men; here the 19th-century Ballantyne saga reaches a bloody conclusion circa 1896, with an equally bloody 200-page 1977 epilogue also tacked on.Sep 23 1983 | Read Full Review of The Angels Weep
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