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.

by William Francis Patrick Napier
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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 3 covers Napier's period as Governor of Sind from 1843, the challenges of disease, climate and political rivalry he faced there, and his significant achievements.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108027229
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History Series
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part XIV cont.: 2. Pestilence; 3. Battles; 4. State of affairs; 5. Scindian chiefs; Part XV: 1. Slanders in French press; 2. Robber chiefs; 3. War with robber tribes; 4. Soldiers' hardihood; Part XVI: 1. Islam Bhoorgtee; 2. Mr. Boone; 3. Enmity; 4. Journey to Lahore; 5. Advice to Lord Hardinge; 6. Incipient disease.

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