The Indian Mutiny, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, 1857

Paperback (04 Sep 2003) | English

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Synopsis

In The Indian Mutiny: 1857 Saul David explores one of Britain's most harrowing colonial battles.

In 1857 the native troops of the Bengal army rose against their colonial masters. The ensuing insurrection was to become the bloodiest in the history of the British Empire.Combining formidable storytelling with ground-breaking research, Saul David narrates a tale at once heart-rendingly tragic and extraordinarily compelling. David provides new and convincing evidence that the true causes of the mutiny were much more complex, and disturbing, than previously assumed.

'A fine achievement by a huge new talent' William Dalrymple, Sunday Times

Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the author of several critically acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 (shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature), Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year) and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141005546
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 954.0317
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 402g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 24mm