African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918

African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918

by Robert Gaudi


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ISBN-13: 9780425283714
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 352,554
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert Gaudi is a freelance writer and historian. At one time or another, he has worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, tended bar, and managed a classic car restoration shop. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Black Heroes of the Fatherland 1

Chapter 1 Zeppelins of the China Show 3

Chapter 2 At War in Bush and Desert 15

Chapter 3 A Photograph 21

Chapter 4 Ancestors 25

Chapter 5 Youth 32

Chapter 6 At War with the Boxers 43

Chapter 7 Hereroland 67

Chapter 8 A Red Soup with Black Dumplings 93

Chapter 9 Peacetime Ennui 102

Chapter 10 German East Africa 110

Chapter 11 A Romantic Interlude 126

Chapter 12 Opening Moves 134

Chapter 13 The War at Sea 160

Chapter 14 Tanga 172

Chapter 15 War on the Rufiji 204

Chapter 16 The Siege of Jasin 221

Chapter 17 The War Against the Railroad 237

Chapter 18 The Wreck of the Königsberg 262

Chapter 19 Battle for Kilimanjaro 286

Chapter 20 War in the Rainy Season 308

Chapter 21 The Long Retreat 328

Chapter 22 A Zeppelin over Africa 360

Chapter 23 Marching with the Shroud Maker 376

Chapter 24 The English Motorcycle Messenger 393

Chapter 25 Gylippus in Retirement 410

Epilogue: Tanzania Park 419

Selected Bibliography 423

Index 427

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