The Seychelles Affair. Hoare, Mike. London: Bantam Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in like Mylar protected jacket. SOLD
  Congo Mercenary by Mike Hoare. London: Robert Hale, 1967, 2nd printing. Hardcover, 191 pages, index. Very Good in like priceclipped jacket. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Epic tale of the world's best known mercenary. These are the battles of Hoare's legendary 5 Commando who fought the vicious Simba rebels across the huge Congo for two years beginning in 1964 and emerged triumphant. $80
  Congo Warriors by Mike Hoare. 1991 book is not a rehash of Congo Mercenary, but a collection of stories from those two fateful years. Some are tragic, others funny, all illustrate the events of the day and the life of a mercenary soldier. Hardbound, 191 pages. $22
  The Road to Kalamata: a Congo Mercenary's Personal Memoir. Hoare, Mike. Washington, DC: Lexington Books, 1989. 1st printing. Hardcover, 133 pages, map, photos, maps on endpapers. Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket. SOLD

The Illustrated Bosman by Peter Badcock. Johannesburg; Jonathan Ball, 1985. Hardcover, 286 pages, illus. Near Fine in like jacket. "Herman Charles Bosman (February 3, 1905 ­ October 14, 1951) is the South African writer widely regarded as South Africa's greatest short story writer. He studied the works of Edgar Alan Poe and Mark Twain, and developed a style emphasizing the use of irony. His English-language works utilize primarily Afrikaner characters and point to the many contradictions of Afrikaner society in the first half of the twentieth century. $21

The poet Roy Campbell called him "the only literary genius that South Africa has produced. - Wikipedia

   The Sniper at Zimba. Jim Hunter Books. Butterworth Ben; Stockdale Bill. Methuen, 1978. Hardcover, 64 pages. Library binding. Ex-library with usual markings. Small graphic novel for children. Covers espionage and assassination in modern day Africa. $8
  The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth. NY: Viking, 1974. First edition. Hardcover, 408 pages. Near Fine in VG Plus Mylar protected jacket. First printing of the well known novel about mercenaries in modern Africa. Also served as the basis for the 1981 film of the same name starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger. $10
  Casca #12 - The African Mercenary by Barry Sadler. NY: Charter Books, 1985. Paperback, 217 pages. Very Good Plus. $12
  The Silent War: South African Recce Operations 1969 1994. Stiff, Peter. Galago. 1999. 2nd Corrected Edition. Hardcover, 603 pages, photos, index. Fine in Near Fine jacket. Beautiful copy of a scarce book. SOLD
  A Greater Share of Honour by Jack Greeff. South Africa: Ntomeni Publications, 2001. Softcover, 173 pages. Signed by author. Near new with minimal cover wear. The first major first person account of South African special operations written by a former Recce operator, Major Jack Greeff. It is an essential companion to Peter Stiff's The Silent War, listed above. SOLD

We Fear Naught But God - the Story of the South African Special Forces, "The Recces". Els, Paul. Johannesburg: Covos-Day Books, 2001. Trade paperback, 249 pages, photographs and illustrations. Near new condition. The music CD is not included. Covers Angola, Namibia, and legends of the Special forces.

Special Forces Operators were carefully selected and trained to gather covert strategic and tactical information about enemy activities. They learned how to observe silently, harass the enemy and destroy selected targets - all behind enemy lines. Frequently required to face great danger, they had to learn to control fear in order to survive.

This book brings the reconnaissance soldiers - the recces - to those who have wondered about what kind of men they were. Their families, their heartaches, their sufferings and achievements. Scarce title $85

   South Africa's Border War 1966-1989. Steenkamp, Willem. Gibraltar: Ashanti Publishing, 1989, First Edition. Large hardcover, 256 pages, extensively illus. in color and b&w. Near new, no jacket as issued. Spectacular pictorial on the decades long battles in Angola and SW africa. SOLD

An American Family on the African Frontier: the Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896. Bradford, Mary E. and Bradford, Richard H. Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers 1993 First Edition Hardcover, 300 pages, photos. New condition. In a collection of letters edited by historians, the Burnhams' life in Africa comes alive, revealing a seldom-seen portrait of turn-of-the-century South Africa through the eyes of an American family. $10

"Frederick Russell Burnham, DSO (May 11, 1861 ­ September 1, 1947) was an American scout and world traveling adventurer known for his service to the British Army in colonial Africa and for teaching woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell, thus becoming one of the inspirations for the founding of the international Scouting Movement." - Wikipedia

  The Boer War (London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March) Churchill, Winston S. Churchill. W W Norton & Co Inc 1991. Hardcover, 405 pages. Very Good Plus in like jacket. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Vivid picture of the conditions under which the war was fought and of the problems that confronted the long-untried British Army when faced with the dogged and determined resistance of the Boers. 9780880297042 SOLD
  The Anglo-Boer War: The Road to Infamy 1899 - 1900. Coetzer, Owen London: Arms and Armour, 1996. Originally published in South Africa. Hardcover, 294 pages, illus. Near Fine in VG Plus jacket. $14
  Africa's Super Power. Moorcraft, Paul L. South Africa: Sygma Books Pty Ltd, 1981. Large hardcover, 192 pages, many photos. Two color pages on South African medals and awards. Near Fine in like jacket. Book about the South African armed forces is reminiscent of Contact (see above) in format. $32
  The Wild Geese. Carney Daniel. London: Heinemann, 1977. First edition. Hardcover, 237 pages. Very Good Plus in like Mylar protected jacket. Not common in this edition. $70
  The Whispering Death. Carney, Daniel. Salisbury: College Press, 1969 1st edition.. Hardcover, 177 pages. Set in Rhodesia after UDI this was Author's first novel and explores ritualistic murders amongst the white community. Signed. Very Good in like jacket. $26

Tales from the The King's African Rifles by John Nunnelly. London: Cassell, 2001. Trade paperback, 273 pages. Near new. $10

"The King's African Rifles (KAR) was a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from the various British possessions in East Africa from 1902 until independence in the 1960s. It performed both military and internal security functions within the East African colonies as well as external service as recorded below. Rank and file were Africans called askaris, while most officers were seconded from British Army regiments. When raised there were some Sudanese officers in the Uganda raised battalions and towards the end of British colonial rule African officers were commissioned in the various battalions." - Wikipedia

   Ragged War: The Story of Unconventional & Counter-Revolutionary Warfare. Thompson, Leroy. UK: Arms and Armor Press, 1994. Trade paperback, 192 pages. Very Good Plus. $6

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