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Gordon of Khartoum

An Extraordinary Soldier

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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 in battle Chinese, Egyptian, and African (but never British) troops, to become a British military hero. General Gordon died while trying to save Khartoum from fire and sword in 1885, the mourning from a grateful nation was only surpassed by the death's of Henry Havelock at Lucknow and Nelson at Trafalgar. Gladstone, Britain's Prime Minister at the time feared it would bring down his government. He is now known as one of Britain's greatest military heroes in the line of Wellington, Nelson, Havelock, Harris and Montgomery. There are 4 parts to this well researched and exciting biography: Part One: 'Yellow Jacket', 1833-1864. Part Two: 'The Liberator' 1865-1879. Part Three: 'The Pillar of Cloud' 1880-1883. Part Four: 'Too Late' 1884-1885. John Pollock, author of other highly praised biographies (including Havelock's), draws on extensive, but little used, manuscript sources to vividly retell a fascinating and colourful true story of an extraordinary figure.

Product code: 9781845500634

ISBN 9781845500634
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW130
Series History Maker
No. Of Pages 448
Publisher Christian Focus Publications Ltd
Drawing on manuscript sources, the author retells the story of an extraordinary figure, one of Britain's top 5 outstanding military heroes (along with Wellington, Nelson, Havelock and Montgomery).