Rhodes the Race for Africa by Antony Thomas
You'll probably come to thoroughly dislike Cecil Rhodes as a human being, but he does make a fascinating subject for a book. Rhodes was brilliant and calculating and charmed and manipulated his way to wealth. He was also racially unjust, brutal, and unfair. You'll admire his abilities and detest his person. I read this book for a college course and glad I did so. It now has a place on my bookshelf because I feel, that despite the deplorable actions of Rhodes, it's a book I'd recommend to almost anyone.
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