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British Empire

History: Empires & Civ:British Empire

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1 The Noise of Drums and Trumpets: W. H. Russell Reports From the Crimea
Grey, Elizabeth

Henry Z. Walk, Inc. New York, New York, USA 1972
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First American Edition
0809831015 / 9780809831012


BC5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps and pocket on the front and back endpapers plus the dust jacket endflaps are taped down to the boards. The dust jacket is in very good- condition showing very minor overall shelf wear plus some light chipping and creasing on the front right covers plus it is in the original library mylar sleeve with the usual library label on the spine. A book about W. H. Russell's reporting on the Crimean War for 'The Times' of London. He exposed to the readers back in the England to the appalling conditions the British army had to fight under. It was poorly equipped, provided with inadequate weapons and directed by inexperienced officers and its progress was marked by a series of disasters and bungling by those in command. This book includes extensive quotations from his dispatches. It examines how he influenced public opinion and revealed the horrors of war while at the same time creating a new concept of the journalist's role and responsibilities. Illustrated with photographs, prints and maps. Reading list, glossary, indexed, 255p. SCW03157 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia, Meyer, Karl E. and Shareen Blair Brysac
2 Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia
Meyer, Karl E. and Shareen Blair Brysac

Counterpoint Washington, DC, USA 1999
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

158243106X / 9781582431062


BH2 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and label on the title page and the inside surface of the front cover. A notable book on the competition between the British and Russian empires over Central Asia. Illustrated with black and white reproductions and photographs. Endnotes, indexed, photo credits and permissions, 646p. SCW11860 
Price: 8.00 USD
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