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Part of the acclaimed Makers of the Nineteenth Century series, Basil Williams’s biography of Cecil John Rhodes (1853–1902) examines the life, personality, and work of the financier, statesman, and empire builder of British South Africa. Ambitious and controversial during his lifetime, Rhodes left an enduring legacy in the form of the prestigious Rhodes scholarship.
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About the Author
Arthur Frederick Basil Williams (1867–1950) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Williams became a clerk in the House of Commons, where he came to know Cecil Rhodes. Williams served in the Second Boer War and World War I. He is the author of several history books and biographies.