Way to Glory : The Life of Havelock of Lucknow. in dustjacket


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POLLOCK, J. C. Way to Glory : The Life of Havelock of Lucknow. London : John Murray, (1957). Pp (4),v-x,1-[270], frontispiece portrait + 8 pp plates +2 double-page maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Gene ral Sir Henry Havelock's meteoric rise to world-wide fame during the IndianMutiny obscured other equally dominant features of a remarkable man. This biography, marking the centenary of his death, is the first life based on hitherto inaccessible private papers and a full picture thus emerges. Havelock was a fascinating combination of a soldier of dexterity and almost idiosyncratic genius, and a sincere, testifying Christian. Whatever the exigencyof the military situation Havelock made time early every morning to devote himself to a reading in the Bible. And yet his piety was in no ways enclos ed. He had an enthusiastic understanding of the licentious British soldier and in return they gave him unbounded devotion and admiration. The story ofhis love for Hannah Marshman, revealed in intimate letters, is remarkable. His relationship with his eldest son involved them both in a fantastic con flict. Mr Pollock's graphic style does justice to the lively social background of the British military in India and also to much fresh historical detail as the truth of Outram's disputed waiver of command in 1857, contained in the notes of Havelock's son." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Prologue. Part One - The Neglected Lieutenant. 1. Disgruntled Young Man. 2. The Court of Ava. 3. Hannah. 4. Havelock's Saints. Part Two - Gates of the West. 5. The Rising. 6. Jalalabad. 7. The Crowning Mercy. 8. War in the Punjab. 9.Harry. 10. Before the Storm. Part Three - Man of the Hour. 11. Mutiny. 12. The Road to Cawnpore. 13. Cawnpore. 14. The Impossible Task. 15. Enforced Delay. 16. Divided Command. 17. In Lucknow. 18. Triumph. Family Table: Havelock's Relations. Authorities. Corners bumped, inkstamp,, else very good inrubbed, browned and nicked, but unclipped, dustjacket (with a small taped- on spine label). 25.00

Title: Way to Glory : The Life of Havelock of Lucknow. in dustjacket

Author Name: POLLOCK, J. C. HAVELOCK, Henry.

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Publisher: John Murray, London, 1957,:

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