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The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B.

The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B.
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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108027243

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  • Heroic, ambitious, opinionated and independent to the point of insubordination, Sir Charles James Napier (1782–1853) was an inspiring leader. Published in 1857 in four volumes, this is the story of Napier's remarkable, action-packed and often controversial life and military career, as told by his brother William. The biography places Napier's life in historical context, and contains portraits, extracts from his letters and entertaining anecdotes, ranging from his childhood in Ireland through the Peninsular War to his controversial military and political roles in India in later life. William's admiration for his brother is evident throughout, and he describes how his brother's fiery character divided opinion. A close friend of Lord Byron, Napier also had a great admirer in Thomas Carlyle, who described him as 'more of a hero than any modern I have seen for a long time'.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108027243
    • length: 1918 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 322 x 70 mm
    • weight: 2.75kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Part I. Parentage
    Part II. Rifle Corps
    Part III. General Fox's staff, London
    Part IV:
    1. Mr. Pitt
    2. State of the army
    Part V. 50th Regiment
    Part VI:
    1. Resemblance to a chained eagle
    2. Massena retreats
    Part VII:
    1. Letters to Prince Regent
    2. American expedition
    Part VIII. Exchange to 50th Regiment
    Part IX. Napoleon
    Part X:
    1. Cephalonia
    2. Quarantine
    3. Greek command
    4. Politics
    5. Seymour Bathurst
    Part XI:
    1. Private life
    2. Australian government. Volume 2: Part XII:
    1. State of England
    2. Manchester
    3. Government discipline
    4. Fear of blindness
    5. Political dinner
    6. Discipline
    7. Chester
    Part XIII:
    1. Calvelly
    2. Dreadful voyage
    3. Instructions
    4. Ameers
    5. State of affairs
    6. Battle of Meeanee
    7. Governor of Scinde
    8. Outram's notes
    Part XIV:
    1. Ameer Hussein flies. Volume 3: Part XIV cont.:
    2. Pestilence
    3. Battles
    4. State of affairs
    5. Scindian chiefs
    Part XV:
    1. Slanders in French press
    2. Robber chiefs
    3. War with robber tribes
    4. Soldiers' hardihood
    Part XVI:
    1. Islam Bhoorgtee
    2. Mr. Boone
    3. Enmity
    4. Journey to Lahore
    5. Advice to Lord Hardinge
    6. Incipient disease. Volume 4: Part XVI cont.:
    7. Official memoir on Scinde
    8. Scindian army broken up
    Part XVII:
    1. Defiance to enemies
    2. Defeat of the Bhoogtees
    3. Vulgar insolence of enemies
    4. Punjaub war
    Part XVIII:
    1. Retrospect and view of affairs
    2. Sketch of Sepoy mutiny
    3. Directors' enmity
    4. Directors cockpen
    Part XIV:
    1. Private life
    2. Lies are lively things
    Part XX:
    1. Approach of death.

  • Author

    William Francis Patrick Napier

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