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African Wars

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The African Dream: The diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo
by Ernesto Che Guevara, Translated by Patrick Camiller
Listed under Che Guevara

Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirits: War in Northern Uganda, 1985-97 (Eastern African Studies)
by Heike Behrend, Mitch Cohen
Listed under Uganda

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
by Mark Bowden
Special Forces disaster in Mogadishu 1993
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Botswana, 1939-1945: An African Country at War (Oxford Historical Monographs)
by Ashley Jackson
Listed under Botswana

Counterinsurgency in Africa
by John P. Cann, Bernard E. Trainor
The first comprehensive account in English of how the Portuguese Armed Forces prepared for and conducted a distant counterinsurgency campaign in its African possessions with very limited resources, choosing to stay and fight despite the small odds for success. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 240 pages (February 28, )
Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313301891
 

Dead Leaves: Two Years in the Rhodesian War
Dead Leaves: Two Years in the Rhodesian War
by Dan Wylie
Synopsis
It is January 1979. Groups of nervous, dutiful white conscripts begin their National Service with Rhodesia's security forces. Ian Smith's minority regime is in its dying days and negotiations towards majority rule are already under way. For these inexperienced eighteen-year-olds, there is nothing to do but go on fighting, hold the line while the transition happens around them. This is a textured memoir in which an ordinary troopie grapples with unique dilemmas presented by an extraordinary period in history: the spectres of inner violence and death; the pressurised arrival of manhood; and the place of conscience, friendship and beauty in the pervasive atmosphere of futile warfare. 
Paperback from Univ of Natal Pr
 
El Alamein
by Michael Carver
Listed under Western Desert WWII

The First Helicopter War : Logistics and Mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962
by Charles R. Shrader
Listed under Algerian History

From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War Against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980
by Gerald Horne
Paperback: 389 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x 9.26 x 6.16
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 0807849030; (June 25, )

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976 : A Selected Bibliography
by Colin F. Baxter (Compiler)
Listed under British Army

The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
by Byron Farwell
Paperback (August 1989)
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393305643

Haile Selassie's War: Haile Selassie, Lion of Judah, Africa's Greatest Military Leader
by Anthony Mockler
Listed under Ethiopia

Mercenaries : An African Security Dilemma
by Abdel-Fatau Musah
Listed under Mercenaries

Mukiwa : A White Boy in Africa
by Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin grew up in Rhodesia during the end of white rule. While his Rhodesians Never Die is a historical account of that time, Mukiwa is a more personal narrative--a testament to Africa and a memoir as seen through the eyes of a child becoming a young man amidst civil war. Spanning 1964-1982, from when Godwin was a boy of six in Rhodesia to when he returned to Zimbabwe as a journalist covering the bloody transition back to black rule, Godwin personalizes a difficult era in South African history with clarity, intelligence, humor, empathy, and sharp prose. Amazon.com
Listed under Zimbabwe

Battle for Rhodesia
by Douglas Reed
Listed under Zimbabwe
 

A History of the King's African Rifles and East African Forces
by Malcolm Page
(Hardcover)
 
Lessons for Contemporary Counterinsurgencies : The Rhodesian Experience
by Bruce Hoffman, et al
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Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela
Listed under South African History

Morshead : Victor at Tobruk and El Alamein (Australian Army History)
by David Coombes
Listed under Western Desert WWII

Rommel's Greatest Victory : The Desert Fox and the Fall of Tobruk, Spring 1942
Samuel W. Mitcham
Listed under Rommel

Rorke's Drift 1879 : 'Pinned Like Rats in a Hole'
by Ian Knight. 
Listed under Zulu War

To Fight and Learn: The Praxis and Promise of Literacy in Eritrea's Independence War
by Les Gottesman
Listed under Eritrea
 

Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830-1914
by Bruce Vandervort
Book Description: A military history of the European conquest in Africa and an assessment of the impact and legacy of the imperial wars on African and European military practice. The text is intended for undergraduate courses on imperial, African and military history.
Paperback from Indiana University Press

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The Washing of the Spears : A History of the Rise of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and Its Fall in the Zulu War of 1879
by Donald R. Morris, Mangosuthu Chief Buthelezi (Introduction)
Listed under Zulu War

Yoruba Warlords of the Nineteenth Century
by Toyin Falola, et al
Listed under Nigerian History

Britain's Rebel Air Force : The War from the Air in Rhodesia 1965-1980
by Roy Conyers Nesbit, Dudley Cowderoy, Andrew Thomas
Hardcover - 288 pages
Grub Street the Basement; ISBN: 1902304055
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My Reminiscences of East Africa
by Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
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Modern African Wars : South-West Africa (Men-At-Arms Series, No. 242)
Helmoed-Romer Heitman, et al
Paperback / Published 1992
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