Men of Men

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It was called The Devils's Own: a steep scar in the African earth, around which men toiled with picks, shovels, and dreams of the milky treasures that would become prized, polished diamonds. In this demonic race, native tribesmen became miners. Sometimes they became thieves. And then they became rebels.

Zouga Ballantyne, an African-born Englishman, sees the Devil's Own mine as his ticket to the North: a realm of waterfalls and fertile plains, teeming wildlife, and seeded fields ...

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Overview

It was called The Devils's Own: a steep scar in the African earth, around which men toiled with picks, shovels, and dreams of the milky treasures that would become prized, polished diamonds. In this demonic race, native tribesmen became miners. Sometimes they became thieves. And then they became rebels.

Zouga Ballantyne, an African-born Englishman, sees the Devil's Own mine as his ticket to the North: a realm of waterfalls and fertile plains, teeming wildlife, and seeded fields of gold. But what happens in the diamond mines of the fledgling Boer Free State sets the course for Ballantyne and a cast of comrades, enemies, and lovers--and for the continent itself.

From the visions of imperialists to the fury between a father and a son, from the lengths a man will go for a woman and a woman for her convictions, a tragic clash of generations and civilizations was shaking 19th century Africa, where some warriors fought for their gods--and others for the men who came before them...

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Action is Smith's game, and he is a master.

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Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master.
The Times (UK)

Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.
Stephen King

Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August.
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The world's leading adventure writer.
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Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick.
The Orlando Sentinel

Smith is a captivating storyteller.
Daily Mirror (UK)

No one does adventure quite like Smith.
The Irish Times

A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312940720
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Series: Ballantyne Series, #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 226,305
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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    I could do that.

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