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[Rhodes, - His Private Life by his Private Secretary.

[Rhodes, Cecil] Jourdan, Philip.

Cecil Rhodes – His Private Life by his Private Secretary.

London / New York, John Lane The Bodley Head / John Lane Company, 1911. 14.5 cm x 22.5 cm. Frontispiece, 285 pages. 16 illustrations. Hardcover [publisher’s original red cloth] with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Deckled edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Interior bright and clean. Preowner details on front endpaper.

Includes, for example, the following: Jameson Invasion / Rhodesian railway schemes / De Beers / His love of mankind / His Appreciation of President Kruger / Federation of South Africa / Lord Milner / Mr Joseph Chamberlain.

Biography of Cecil Rhodes by his private secretary. Cecil John Rhodes PC (1853 – 1902) was a British businessman, mining magnate and politician in southern Africa who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. An ardent believer in British imperialism, Rhodes and his British South Africa Company founded the southern African territory of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia), which the company named after him in 1895 (Wikipedia). More than any other figure – apart from Queen Victoria herself – Rhodes seemed to embody British imperial power and ambition at the turn of the 20th century, and his story is integral to British colonial politics in Africa.

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[Rhodes, - His Private Life by his Private Secretary.