516pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020.
"Judge Owen Rogers has written a dense, engrossing and vivid historical account of the lives and times of the lawyers involved in the infamous Jameson Raid of 1896. Crammed with intense lawyerly detail and personal incident, this rigorously researched work pushes the boundaries of South African history writing. Though the battles here were factional, between white people fighting for white interests, Judge Roger's scholarship reminds us of the pivotal place of lawyers, then and now, in protecting the rule of law and advancing the rights of ordinary people. This book makes riveting reading for lawyers and general readers alike," Justice Edwin Cameron, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Owen Rogers joined the Cape bar in 1988, was awarded the status of senior counsel in 1999, and became a judge of the Western Cape High Court in 2013. Since 2017 he also sits as a judge of appeal in the Competition Appeal Court. He lives in Cape Town.