526pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023
South African industrialist Harry Oppenheimer (1908-2000) was chairman of Anglo American Corporation for 25 years and chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines for 27 years. He was the founder (along with Anton Rupert) of the Urban Foundation. In the 1970s and 1980s he financed the Progressive Federal Party, which later merged into the Democratic Alliance.
"This book will surely be the most readable, best informed, most complete account of Harry Oppenheimer's life there is ever likely to be." Professor Bill Nasson, author of South Africa at War, 1939-1945
Michael Cardo is an MP currently serving as Shadow Minister of Employment and Labour. He is the author of the biography, Opening Men's Eyes: Peter Brown and the liberal struggle for South Africa.