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Queen Victoria's Little Wars

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ISBN13: 9780393302356
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From 1837 to 1901, in Asia, China, Canada, Africa, and elsewhere, military expedition were constantly being undertaken to protect resident Britons or British interests, to extend a frontier, to repel an attack, avenge an insult, or suppress a mutiny or rebellion. Continuous warfare became an accepted way of life in the Victorian era, and in the process the size of the British Empire quadrupled.

But engrossing as these small wars are--and they bristle with bizarre, tragic, and often humorous incident--it is the officers and men who fought them that dominate this book. With their courage, foolhardiness, and eccentricities, they are an unforgettable lot.

Synopsis:

"Tells all the old stories of imperial heroism con brio." --Noel Annan, New York Review of Books

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-382) and index.

About the Author

During the Second World War, Byron Farwell (1921-1999) served as a captain of engineers attached to the Mediterranean Allied Air Force in the British Eighth Army area.

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Scott Ferguson, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Scott Ferguson)
Covers the soldiers and subjects in a way that gives the reader a very complete picture of the turmoil and devestation among the far reaches of the Victorian Empire from 1700 to 1800 all in the name of glory, honor and duty to country.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393302356
Author:
Farwell, Byron
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Victoria, queen of great britain, 1819-1901
Subject:
Great Britain History, Military 19th century.
Subject:
Great Britain History, Military.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Military-General History
Series Volume:
82-242
Publication Date:
19850631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.84x5.27x.82 in. .93 lbs.

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Biography » Royalty
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History and Social Science » Europe » Western Europe » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » British Empire
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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