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Titel: Gordon: Victorian Hero (Military Profiles).
Einband: Soft cover
Washington, DC :. Potomac Books Inc., 2008. Paperback. 140. - Charles George Gordon was the preeminent military hero of the late-Victorian British Empire. Although a later age would come to reject Gordon's record and the values by which he lived, he has remained an enduring figure in the British Empire's late-nineteenth-century heyday and an important means by which to examine its contemporary issues: abolitionism, territorial conquest, and the rule of dependent peoples. Faught traces Gordon's life from his childhood in England and Corfu to his youth and training as an engineer at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich and his subsequent military and proconsular service in the Crimea, eastern Europe, China, India, Mauritius, South Africa, and the Sudan. Throughout his varied career Gordon was guided by his staunch, conventional Christian faith--despite his critics' best efforts to suggest otherwise--and remained devoted to the best features of imperial rule. Whether as a key opponent of the Arab slave trade or a leader of troops in battle, Gordon was usually successful in his undertakings but always controversial. This biography gives an up-to-date rendering of an important British imperial figure whose demise at the hands of a Muslim extremist is both resonant and potentially instructive for the era in which we live today.English text. Condition : as new. Condition : very good. ISBN 9781597971454[KEYWORDS: HISTORY, *, *, military history. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 64028
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