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  • 20 Battles: Searching for the South African Way of War (1913-2013)


    In 20 Battles, military historians Evert Kleynhans and David Brock Katz investigate how South Africa’s way of war evolved over a 100-year period. They track the evolution of the doctrine and structure of the South African defence forces, rediscovering historical continuity, if any, and the lessons learned in past battles and operations such as Otavifontein, Delville Wood, Southern Ethiopia, Tobruk, Chiusi, Savannah, Cassinga, Cuito Cuanavale and Boleas.

  • The Cape Raider


    A sweeping historical adventure, The Cape Raider  is the tale of a broken hero who has to find himself despite the trauma of war, a domineering father and the death of his mother during the Blitz. He must adapt to a new country, a new navy and new love, and finally he must come face to face with the Nazi raider in a fight to the death in the icy seas off the southernmost tip of Africa.

  • Time, Conflict, Photography


    Vividly illustrated, Conflict, Time, Photography zeroes in on war and its aftermath, highlighting the fact that time itself is a fundamental aspect of the photographic medium.

  • Elite Fighting Forces: From the Praetorian Guard to the Green Berets


    Many of the most famous fighting forces in history have been elite units, trained and equipped for particular tasks, whether as imperial guards, shock troops, fighter pilots, or behind-enemy-lines special forces. This highly illustrated survey covers fifty-two such units, from the Persian Immortals of 2,500 years ago to the Delta Force and Green Berets today.

  • Picasso: Life with Dora Maar – Love and War 1935-1945 (Catalogue)


    Dora Maar, born Henriette Theodora Markovitch in 1907, was a talented artist in her own right. While studying painting, she soon found a passion and gift for photography, and became a prominent member of the Surrealist movement. This catalogue traces her relationship with Picasso, from the time of their first meeting in late 1935 through 1937. Picasso expert Anne Baldassari demonstrates how those years were critical for both artists, and how their interaction provided mutual inspiration through the mid-1940s.

  • Picasso: Peace and Freedom


    “Picasso: Peace and Freedom” is the first in-depth examination of Picasso as a politically and socially engaged artist, from the 1940s, when he defiantly remained in Paris during the Nazi occupation, throughout the subsequent Cold War period. Picasso was a member of, and a huge financial donor to, the Communist Party from 1944 until his death in 1973.

  • This Was the Photo League Compassion and the Camera from the Depression to the Cold War


    The Photo League of New York (1936-1951) was a non-profit organization of dedicated professional and amateur photographers – most of them New Yorkers and the majority Jewish, both male and female born between 1900 and 1925. They chronicled a tumultuous period in American history and endured both controversy and celebration. Their story is told through text and their remarkable photographs.