Forty-One Years in India: From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief
by Roberts, Earl (Field Marshall of Kandahar)
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. Reprint of 1905 Edition. Hardcover. Content Good; most pages clean and bright, but bw folding maps/plans have some foxing to edges; foxing to frontis tissue guard on title page side; covers Fair only (Inner front hinge splitting, cloth torn at head of spine and chipped at tail of spine; general shelf wear and some soiling to covers).. Red cloth/boards. Gilt lettering on spine; blind-stamp lettering on front cover. No dust jacket. xxiv + 601 pp. with 44 illus. (including bw frontis with tissue guard and 8 folding plans/maps: 3 in color, 3 in bw with color markings). All maps/illustrations present. Memoirs of forty-one years as a British officer and commander in India. A snapshot of the British Empire in all her grandeur, Roberts profiles the great men and battles that shaped the years of the British-Indian colonization. While Roberts was a true soldier of the empire, he also sincerely loved India. - Stolen from buddenbrooks.com. Includes the preface to the first edition, list of illustrations, appendices, and index. 68 chapters beginning with Roberts's voyage out to India and covering all sorts of historic and interesting issues and places in India and the rest of the British realm. Not just a bio but a history book!
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