The Angels Weep by Wilbur Smith

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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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Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
Published November 28, 2006 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 676 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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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.

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