Includes bibliographical references (p. -258) and index.
Foreword / Donald G. Baker -- 1. Beginnings of the Laager: F. W. de Klerk in the Context of Political Leadership in South Africa -- 2. Origins of the Laager: Ian D. Smith in the Context of Political Leadership in Colonial Zimbabwe -- 3. Cracks in the Laager: The Fall of Pieter W. Botha and the Rise of F. W. de Klerk -- 4. Chasms in the Laager: The Fall of Edgar Whitehead and the Rise of Ian D. Smith -- 5. F. W. de Klerk: The Man and His Mission -- 6. Ian D. Smith, the RF Policy, and Conflict from Efforts to Defend the Laager -- 7. F. W. de Klerk and the ANC: A Meeting of the Minds -- 8. De Klerk and Smith as the Last Defenders of the Laager: Summary, Conclusion, and Implications.