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Eminent Victorian Soldiers : Seekers of Glory - Byron Farwell

Eminent Victorian Soldiers

Seekers of Glory

Paperback Published: 17th June 1988
ISBN: 9780393305333
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book brings together the lives of eight of Queen Victoria's mostrenowned and idiosyncratic generals, men who helped create the BritishEmpire and whose lives reflect the vigor and diversity of the age.

"[Mr. Farwell] reminds us how much of history has always been about war. The figures he etches are Horatio Alger types with epaulets, conventional men whom luck and daring raised to unconventional situations. . . . Sparely but convincingly, Mr. Farwell conveys a sense of the society they worked in, one that tolerated eccentricity and excess but not transgressions of its male mythology-in which riding and religion were crucial, along with laudanum and chloral and stoic hardihood. Those who shun analyses and learned footnotes, preferring a thundering tale well told-or rather eight of them-should not miss this book." -- Eugen Weber - New York Times Book Review

List of Illustrationsp. 9
Mapsp. 11
Author's Notep. 15
Hugh Gough (1779-1869)p. 21
Charles Napier (1782-1855)p. 62
Charles Gordon (1833-1886)p. 102
Frederick Roberts (1832-1914)p. 147
Garnet Wolseley (1833-1913)p. 192
Evelyn Wood (1838-1919)p. 239
Hector Macdonald (1853-1903)p. 267
Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916)p. 302
Abbreviationsp. 349
Glossaryp. 351
Select Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780393305333
ISBN-10: 0393305333
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 17th June 1988
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.33