Martin Bossenbroek

Martin Bossenbroek is an assistant professor at Utrecht University and the author of such classics of modern history as Holland at its Broadest (1996) and Line of Flour (2001). The Boer War won him the 2013 Libris History Prize and was shortlisted for the AKO Literature Prize.

The Boer War

The Boer War

(Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2012, 613 pages)

The Boer War was a tragic colonial accident. Romantic books have been written about it, full of hatred for the rooineks, as well as academic standard works, but none has done justice to the hope and despair of all involved. Now historian Martin Bossenbroek has filled that gap with his prizewinning book.

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