The Great Boer War: The Final Edition Covering the Entire Conflict 1899-1902

Author:   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ,  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ,  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher:   Leonaur Ltd
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9780857063625


Pages:   512
Publication Date:   05 October 2010
Format:   Paperback
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The Great Boer War: The Final Edition Covering the Entire Conflict 1899-1902


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A great writer's take on the war of his time Several famous British novelists at the turn of nineteenth and twentieth centuries departed from the kinds of books that had brought them fame to write factual accounts of the momentous events of their own times. Most were writers of historical fiction and some were enthusiastic collectors of military history and staunch supporters of British imperialism, so it was perhaps inevitable that they would write of the unfolding events of empire. Notable among these authors were Rudyard Kipling, John Buchan and the author of this Boer War history, the famous creator of Sherlock Holmes and Brigadier Gerard, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One might expect that Doyle would show a jingoistic bias towards all matters British and there certainly is an element of that within these pages, but in the main he took his role as historian seriously and produced a comparatively well balanced work on the Boer political position and their abilities as a military force. However, irrespective of perspective, Conan Doyle's book displays a reliable skill in penmanship that is both distinctive and entertaining. He began this substantial book while the war was being fought, but this edition represents its fourth and final edition completed in 1904 some time after the last shot had been fired. It comprehensively covers the entire conflict and the text includes five useful campaign maps. This is an essential addition to the library of the history of the Boer War as well as for those who simply enjoy Conan Doyle's craft. Available in softcover and hardcover with dust jacket.

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Author:   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ,  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ,  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher:   Leonaur Ltd
Imprint:   Leonaur Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.644kg
ISBN:  

9780857063625


ISBN 10:   0857063626
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   05 October 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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