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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.

Volume 4

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108027236

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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. William's admiration for his brother is evident throughout, and he describes how Charles'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'. Volume 4 includes Napier's resignation in 1847 and return to England, his social engagements, his final posting to India in 1849, the controversies that followed him into retirement, and his death in 1853.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108027236
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 25 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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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