The Covenant

The Covenant

Book - 1987
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Set in South Africa, beginning 15,000 years ago and ending with the Boer War, this is a novel about people caught up in the march of world history. It is a story of adventure and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Books, 1987, c1980
Description: 1238 p. : ill., maps, geneal. tables ; 18 cm
ISBN: 9780449214206
0449214206
Branch Call Number: Mich

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xiaojunbpl12
Mar 14, 2017

Remarks:
Religion (destroy?) vs. Education (enlighten?)
Old and New Testament, Paganism - in evolution and civilization
Art and War - in remembrance, progression and humanity

I'm less a history buff than a fiction aficionado, not equipped to verify or criticize the historical facts and associated reasoning. I immersed in the ocean of millennial saga, surrender to his craft, not getting drowned but in fascination.
Less words given to blacks (and colored) than to whites, but they are the ones who left art (cave painting, architecture...) instead of war(fighting generals) memorial.

This is the first book by Michener I read, and I want to read more.

gracindaisy Jan 05, 2013

A complete history of South Africa, starting with early man, the Dutch East India Company, frontier Dutch settlements which set the scene for apartheid.

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