Heroic Failure and the British

Heroic Failure and the British

by Stephanie Barczewski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300180060
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Stephanie Barczewski is professor of history at Clemson University and the author of Titanic: A Night Remembered, among other books. She lives in Greenville, SC.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements vi

Introduction 1

1 Heroic Failure in Britain prior to 1850 21

2 Sir John Franklin 59

3 The Charge 85

4 David Livingstone 114

5 The 'Last Stand' 131

6 General Gordon 169

7 Captain Scott 193

Conclusion 220

Notes 229

Archival Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading 255

Index 258

Illustration Credits 267

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