Authoritative biography of a key figure written by a highly respected author with unrivalled access to family archives
In this critically acclaimed biography, fully updated, is supported by family papers. Royle revises Kitchener's latterday image to reveal a warm-hearted, tender and caring man capable of displaying great loyalty and love to those close to him. New light is thrown on his Irish childhood, his years in the Middle East and his attachment to the Arab cause, and on the infamous struggle with Lord Curzon over the army in India. In particular, Royle reassesses Kitchener's role in the Great War, presenting his phenomenally successful recruitment campaign – 'Your Country Needs You' – as a major contribution to the Allied victory and rehabilitating him as a brilliant strategist.
About the Author
Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and an award-winning author specializing in the history of war and empire. His most recent books include 'Montgomery: Lessons In Leadership from the Soldier's General' and 'The Wars of the Roses: England's First Civil War'. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is also a member of the Scottish Government's Advisory Panel for Commemorating the First World War.