The Notorious Syndicalist J.T. Bain: A Scottish Radical in Colonial South Africa (Paperback)Jonathan Hyslop (author)
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Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
If the function of biography is to give history a human face then Jonathan Hyslop, in his portrait of JT Bain, has given South African and especially Johannesburg history not only an outline of its features in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth but also colour, expression and, above all, character.
Jonathan Hyslop once again reminds us of the magic of biography. He takes an unknown person from the throng of history and turns him into a person of real interest. What is more, with meticulous research and a light and sympathetic pen, he casts his drama with a fascinating parade of colourful characters from Irish revolutionaries to Indian pacifists." --Tim Couzens, author, Tramp Royal and Murder at Morija