KRUGER'S GOLD -- New historical novel of the Anglo-Boer War.
CANADIAN TROOPERS IN ANGLO-BOER WAR BATTLING COMMANDOS IN A RACE FOR FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF LOOTED BULLION ARE FEATURED IN NEW HISTORICAL NOVEL, "KRUGER'S GOLD".
A new Canadian historical novel by Sidney Allinson of Victoria, BC, is now published by Xlibris, Philadelphia, PA. "KRUGER'S GOLD" is set in South Africa in 1902, during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
Lt. Harry Lanyard is a Canadian serving in the British Army with Howard's Scouts, an actual elite unit of the time. He is released from a charge of murdering a prisoner so he may lead a patrol to recover ten million dollars' worth of gold bullion looted by "Oum Paul" Kruger, fugitive President of the Transvaal Republic. To do it, he must battle tough burgher commandos, roving bandits, hostile civilians, and a vengeful enemy spy among his own mutinous troopers. Lanyard also strives to regain the love of his half-American Boer sweetheart, who is now allied with a ruthless Czarist agent.
The novel is based on many actual events, and meticulously researched in everyday details of the period. It conveys the war from both the Boer and British points of view. Though written to entertain, KRUGER'S GOLD also conveys military realities and social conditions of the era, including the split between Canadians' popular support for, and opposition to, the war. It reveals the horrors of concentration camps and guerilla fighting while innocent civilians and black Africans suffered the most in the "last of the gentleman's wars".
Sidney Allinson is the author of four previous published books, including JEREMY KANE: A Canadian historical adventure novel of the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion and its brutal aftermath in the penal colonies of Australia. He has also written film-scripts and numerous magazine articles, and received the Boulter Award for excellence in historical writing. He is a past Director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto, and now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
"KRUGER'S GOLD" ISBN Hardback 0-7388-6585-0 Softback 07388-6586-9 LOC 2001116470. Published by Xlibris Corp.,436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Orders@Xlibris.com Phone 1-609-278-0075 Also available on-line via Amazon, Chapters, Barnes & Noble.
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