Item description for Gordon of Khartoum: An Extraordinary Soldier (HistoryMakers) by John Pollock...
Overview Charles George Gordon gained universal respect and affection in the slums of urban Victorian Britain fighting on spiritual battlegrounds. Later, he obtained the same reputation as he commanded Chinese, Egyptian and African (but never British) troops on physical battlegrounds to become a Birtish military hero. He died while trying to save the people of Khartoum from a viscious insurrection in 1885. The nation's mourning was only surpassed by the deaths of Henry Havelock at Lucknow and Nelson at Trafalgar. He is one of Britain's greatest military heroes in the line of Wellington, Nelson, Dowding and Montgomery. John Pollock, author of other highly praised biographies, draws from extensive, little known, manuscript sources to vividly retell a fascinating and colourful true story of an extraordinary figure.
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.84" Width: 5.14" Height: 1.13" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 21, 2005
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
ISBN 1845500636 ISBN13 9781845500634
Availability 0 units.
More About John Pollock
The late John Pollock, an award-winning biographer, had a flair for telling a dramatic story. He used this talent to write many biographies including ones on D. L. Moody and Major General Sir Henry Havelock.