Diamonds and war

state, capital and labor in British-ruled Palestine
  • 4.62 MB
  • English
Berghahn Books , New York
Diamond cutting industry -- Palestine -- History -- 20th ce
StatementDavid De Vries.
LC ClassificationsHD9677.P452 D4 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23575767M
ISBN 139781845456337
LC Control Number2009025358

So reading Diamonds, Gold, and War introduced me to a lot of people and places, and it got awfully confusing at times. It's hard to say whether or not I would have been more absorbed in the book if it was The first thing I learned from this book is that I knew just about nothing about 19th Century South Africa.4/5.

Enjoyed reading "Diamonds Gold and War" thought it was a very good history of South Africa up till It was well researched and written and that made it interesting and a pleasure to read. In a nutshell very fine history writing, I would definitely recommend this book/5(57).

Years ago I devoured Meredith's The Fate of Africa and was duly impressed with his ability to capture monumental volumes of information in one gripping narrative. Page turner.

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Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamonds industryinstitutionalized in the s by the De Beers cartelhave allowed it to happen.

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This triggered a hunt for further riches, and the region proved to be positively swimming in diamonds and gold. The author proceeds to take his readers on an epic journey into South African history stretching from to and revolving around the brutal, costly war that broke out between the British and the Boers, each side hungry for the.

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Blood diamonds (also called conflict diamonds, brown diamonds, hot diamonds, or red diamonds) are diamonds mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity.

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The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas, or to label an individual diamond as having come from such an area. Buried in a forgotten World War II foxhole on the border between France and Germany was a rumored treasure of 40 uncut diamonds.

The story was so incredible that almost no one believed veteran Sam Nyer's account of how he and his buddy had miraculously acquired and hidden the. Speaking Out/”Diamonds, Guns and Rice” is limited in a few ways by the available footage, the effort to connect global actors to the war and the particular approach of wanting to make a statement about women understandable to audiences in the United States.

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Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that. Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty.

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Even though the world's biggest sources of diamonds, South Africa and South-West Africa (Namibia), were part of the Commonwealth and Empire, industrial diamonds were in short supply in the British aircraft industry and also in the Canadian mining industry during the early years of the war.

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Long a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness, the diamond is now increasingly linked with war, blood and brutality. In the diamond-rich West African nation of Free shipping over $ Diamonds and War: State, Capital, and Labor in British-Ruled Palestine View larger image.

By: David De Vries. Sign Up Now. and the United States, this book is the first in English to tell the story of the formation of one of the world’s main strongholds of diamond production and trade in Palestine during the s and s. The history.

Diamonds Are Forever is a novel by Ian Fleming featuring his popular character, James Bond. In this novel, Bond is assigned the task of infiltrating a diamond smuggling ring that begins in Africa, travels through England, and eventually ends in America.

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British historian and journalist Martin Meredith discussed his new book, "Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa" as part of the Center for the Book's Books and Beyond author series. In his eighth book about Africa, Meredith draws on new research to describe the origins of modern day South Africa.

But then prospectors chanced upon the world’s richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics/5(7).

Nyer had told Svoray that he and his co-scout, Tommy DeLion, at the end of World War II surprised and killed some nazi officers attempting to remove diamonds and French franc and German mark notes from a bank on the French side of the German border.

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Diamonds, Gold, and War The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa (Book): Meredith, Martin: Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world.

But then prospectors chanced first upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds, and then upon its richest. Angolan journalist settles defamation case over blood diamonds book.

Returning multinationals create mining boom in once-war ravaged country synonymous with brutality and child soldiers. Acres Of Diamonds Book Summary - Russell Conwell Over a century ago, Russell Conwell was famous for his traveling lecture in which he encouraged listeners to find the “acres of .The war involved much murder, dismemberment, and gouging, and diamonds kept it going, gems destined to go not just to the De Beers consortium, but to Al Qaeda as well, a handy liquid asset that couldn’t be frozen and travels well: “Three hundred grams of diamonds are equal in value to 40, pounds of iron ore, but only one of those.

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