ZULU RISING, the epic story of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift

: Knight (I.)

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746 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2010) 2011

 

In his definitive history of the battle of iSandlwana, "over thirty years in the making", Ian Knight weaves together first-hand accounts and extensive research to present both British and Zulu perspectives.

"In this exceptional book Ian Knight manages to expose many of the Victorian myths while still capturing the kind of epic excitement that makes 'Zulu' so stirring. It is a first-class work of military history, not least for its evocative and extensive use of Zulu sources." James McConnachie, Sunday Times

""Magisterial but grippingly readable...a compelling, wide-ranging and even-handed study that is now definitive in the field." Professor John Laband

"Deeply researched yet enthralling reading, this is a masterful study which meshes together both British and Zulu perspectives." Dr Adrian Greaves

Ian Knight has written over thirty publications on Zulu and Victorian military history, including "Brave Men's Blood" and "National Army Museum Book of the Zulu War". In 2008 he was awarded the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society's Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Award for a lifetime's contribution to the field.