JAN SMUTS Unafraid of Greatness

May 18, 2022 | Book Reviews, Historical

JAN SMUTS Unafraid of Greatness

JAN SMUTS Unafraid of Greatness

by Richard Steyn

This is a highly readable account of Jan Smut’s life as a statesman, soldier, intellect, botanist, conservationist and a philosopher and one of South Africa’s greatest leaders.  Unafraid of Greatness does not shy away from the fact that though Smuts was one of the architects of the United Nations, and a great champion of human rights, he could not come to terms with the need to include the African majority in the politics of his own country.  Richard Steyn delves into not just Smuts’s political life, but his personal one too.  A fascinating read.

ISBN 978 1 77619 190 1 Published by Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

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