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by Byron Farwell

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ISBN:
0670802247
Author:
Byron Farwell
Category:
Engineering
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harmondsworth, England: Viking (1986); 1st edition (1986)
Pages:
352 pages
EPUB book:
1183 kb
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1197 kb
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1566 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
764


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Eminent Victorian Soldiers book.

This book brings together the lives of eight of Queen Victoria's most renowned and idiosyncratic generals.

Byron Farwell specializes in the Victorian military experience and his writtings on this topic are always witty and informative. The reader may find it surprising that homosexuality was present in several of these gentlemen, namely Charles Gordon and Hector Macdonald. Again, we can attribute this to the oddities of the age which repressed such feelings on the surface, thereby encouraging their lurkings behind the scenes.

Farwell provides profiles of eight Victorian military officers-men who helped create the British Empire and whose lives reflect the age. Photos.

Eminent Victorian Soldiers : Seekers of Glory by Byron Farwell (1988, Paperback).

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Eminent Victorian Soldiers: Seekers of Glory. Publisher: WW Norton & Co. Publication Date: 1985.

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Eminent Victorian Soldiers by Byron Farwell (Hardback, 1986).

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

They are: Hugh Gough, Charles Napier, Charles Gordon, Frederick Roberts, Garnet Wolseley, Evelyn Wood, Hector Macdonald, and Herbert Kitchener.
  • Bynelad
I truly enjoyed reading this book. It covers a number characters in the grand times of Victoria's little wars. The book provides a view of the men with a bit of review of how they operated, fought the enemy and sometimes each other. The little extra bits from their journals and letters make the people more accessible. This book does not gloss over their shortcomings, but it is not meant to be a critical review them either. I found the stories overall to be balanced and well researched. I loved to have had a bit more on each soldier, but that would be quibbling.

I would highly suggest this book to be on your reading list for this bloody, glorious period of time.
  • Lilegha
The stories are interesting, the writing is engaging, but the genius of this book is to compress a set of biographies into a single book rather than the current trend of writing definitive 1000 page biographies of even minor figures. In bite sized chunks you can survey the human condition, learn something about the history of a time, and get a great set of stories in a fraction of the time.

I wish there were more books like this. I'd like to write a book like this. The subject matter itself is an acquired taste...but read the book anyway.
  • Yggdi
Yet another very good reference book by the "eminent" Mr. Farwell.

He names particular soldiers and tells of their exploits in an era where high adventure was the rule of the day.
  • Rexfire
This book is a great read and primes you to read more about these interesting and driven Victorian Soldiers. Concise Bio's on these men which leaves you hungry for more. Buy this book and be introduced to some great soldiers that helped shape the Victorian World.
  • Cobyno
Excellent book revealing many of the shortcomings of these curious military leaders as well as their abilities. Makes you wonder about how the British were ever successful with their tiny army. I enjoyed it and it is a very easy read. Good author.
  • Yadon
interesting a good collection of biographies
  • Brightfury
in depth look into these great generals
Very good book on the subject. Well written