An Honourable Man

An Honourable Man

Large Print - 2012
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"Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884 and played out against the shambolic end of the Empire. An honourable man draws on the lives of two real men: Charles Gordon, an heroic, hubristic, career army man whose refusal to obey orders helped bring down the Gladstone government, and W T Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the father of tabloid journalism. Their story is intercut with the tale of a poor, working woman in London. This is a book about destiny and about how wrong men can be; about foreign adventure and heroism doomed to failure; about women struggling to carve a place for themselves in the world; about political compromise and military mayhem." --Publisher description.
Publisher: Oxford : ISIS, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 382 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780753190166
0753190168
Branch Call Number: LP Slov

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Aug 02, 2012

1884/85 Khartoum and General Gordon. This story spans the personal and epic and addresses the folly of Empire and the concept of goodness. Very good.

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