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Jan Smuts

a biography.
  • 322 Pages
  • 0.20 MB
  • English
Doubleday, Doran & co., inc. , Garden City, New York
Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870
LC ClassificationsDT779.8.S6 C7
The Physical Object
Paginationxi p., 1 l., 322 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6455391M
LC Control Number43015668

Jan Smuts is a man I'd heard a little about and knew was an influential figure in South Africa's history. This excellent book by Richard Steyn is giving me a wonderfully clear picture (warts and all) of someone whose life is not as well-known as that of some other influential South African figures such as Botha and Nelson by: 3.

This book gives wonderful insights to a little-known, but pivotal personality during the first half of the 20th Century.

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Highly recommended if you know of, or have discovered Jan Smuts. Therer are other books on his life, but this one gives the rare look at the bigger than life person from the viewpoint of a son who knew him in the private moments/5(5). Unafraid of Greatness is a re-examination of the life and thought of Jan Smuts.

It is intended to remind a contemporary readership of the remarkable achievements of this impressive Jan Christian Smuts was soldier, statesman and intellectual, one of South Africa's greatest leaders/5.

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JAN SMUTS: UNAFRAID OF GREATNESS by Richard Steyn (Jonathan Ball) Another biography of Jan Smuts. Dazzling in his giftedness and achievements, Jan Smuts book has been incomprehensible in his ultimate. We use the word holistic a lot, but what does it really me­­­an.

As I wrote in my amazing book Medicine Beyond, holism (and thence holistic) is a word that was originally coined by Jan Christiaan Smuts, the South African soldier, statesman, and philosopher ().

BOOK REVIEW: JAN SMUTS – UNAFRAID of GREATNESS By Richard Steyn When I review a book I consider four things: Value for money Interesting content (backed up by accurate research if necessary) Design, layout and illustration Quality Production/Publishing If you have the scantest interest in South African history this is an absorbing book, the [ ].

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Jan Smuts books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Now with the advent of whole systems thinking and complexity science as the study of complex adaptive systems increasingly Smuts' intuitions and observations are being validated to the extent that a new 'holistic science is emerging as he predicted.

This book might still come to be seen as one of the most important of the 20th century. Smuts also wrote an unpublished book on American poet Walt Whitman, called Walt Whitman: a study in the evolution of personality.

InSmuts became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice under Hertzog. Their coalition led to the formation of the United Party in Jan Smuts Author of a book on Holism Prime Minister of the South African Union, - and "One of the greatest intellectuals this country has ever produced and a public figure who dominated the first half of the 20th century in SA." Jan Christian Smuts was born on 24 May on the farm Ongegund near Riebeeck West.

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Jan Smuts. BORN: • Riebeek West, Cape Colony, South Africa DIED: Septem • Pretoria, South Africa South African political leader, humanitarian. Jan Christian Smuts was one of the most influential statesmen of the twentieth century in addition to an innovative and successful military leader for Britain.

While serving as prime minister of South. Old Master: the life of Jan Christian Smuts by Kraus, RenGe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Jan Christian Smuts - AbeBooks Passion for books.

While in academia, Smuts pioneered the concept of holism, defined as "the tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of the parts through creative evolution" in his book, Holism and Evolution. Smuts' formulation of holism has been linked with his political-military activity, especially his aspiration to create a league of nations.

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Remembering General Jan Christian Smuts: A Boer Hero by Jez Turner 48 pages – which includes title page, index, pictures, appendix, footnotes and a review by Kerry Bolton – might not seem much space wherewith to write a biography of a great man such as General Jan Christian : Jez Turner.

Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness does not shy away from the contradictions of its subject. Smuts was one of the architects of the United Nations and a great champion of human rights, yet he could not come to terms with the need to include the African majority in.

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Jan Christian Smuts was soldier, statesman and intellectual, one of South Africa’s greatest leaders. Yet little is said about him today even as we appear to live in a leadership vacuum. Unafraid of Greatness is a re-examination of the life and thought of Jan ry: Books.

Piet Beukes has written his book to correct this misunderstanding, and has undertaken painstaking research into Smuts' life and personal correspondence to show that Jan Smuts was a man of deep religious convictions and greatness of soul. The following book is available for free on LitNet: Nuwe Geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika by Hermann Giliomee and Bernard Smuts played a major role in South African history.

Below, Bill Nasson reviews the book Jan Smuts: Afrikaner sonder grense. Smuts’ () book Holism and Evolution was at its core an attempt to provide such a new foundational concept into our understanding of the world, and which he hoped would. Smuts carefully cultivated a persona as a warrior, statesman and philosopher.

As a leader of the Dominion of South Africa, he was a signatory to the peace at : Saul Dubow. Featured Image: Churchill and Smuts in North Africa, The latter was a “fortifying influence” to Churchill in the pivotal changes he made there to the British military command. Winston Churchill had met Jan Christiaan Smuts when he returned from the Boer War in Elected to Parliament at the end of that year, he never again visited.

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Neither the attacks of slanderers nor the empty praise of sycophants can do irreparable injury to the reputation of Field Marshal the Right Honorable Jan Christiaan Smuts, but both constitute a temporary menace to the good name of the South African Premier.

Jan Smuts acquired a portion of the farm Doornkloof, just south of Pretoria, from the Erasmus family in at a cost of £ The house, a wood and iron building, was originally prefabricated in Britain, shipped to India and reshipped to South Africa, where it served as an officers’ mess for British soldiers in the town of Middelburg.Jan Christiaan Smuts (n.

24 maiColonia Capului, Imperiul Britanic – d. 11 septembrieIrene, Africa de Sud) a fost un om de stat proeminent din Africa de Sud și Comunitatea Britanică, lider militar și filosof.A deținut diverse funcții ministeriale, îndeplinind, printre altele, funcția de prim-ministru al Uniunii Africii de Sud din și până în și, din nou, din.item 2 Jan Smuts and His International Contemporaries by Geyser, Ockert Paperback Book - Jan Smuts and His International Contemporaries by Geyser, Ockert Paperback Book.

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