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Our Men In Brazil: The Hesketh Brothers Abroad

£4.99

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"Brazil was a beautiful but dangerous place 200 years ago, when three Liverpool brothers set out for its shores. They began by working as merchants, but were soon appointed as British Consuls in the ports of the newly-independent Empire of the Brazils...In this unusual book, Ian Sargen paints a fascinating picture of the lives and fortunes of the three brothers...Compiled from rarely-seen original sources, 'Our Men in Brazil' gives a vivid picture of the vanished world of the nineteenth-century British Consul, who worked without complaint in the tropical heat, surrounded by his often quarrelsome compatriots, to help British merchants, British seafarers, and wretched African slaves. It is a timely reminder that great causes, like the growth of a newly-independent nation like Brazil, or the abolition of the heinous slave trade, often depend for their success on the quiet work of forgotten men, like the Hesketh brothers of Liverpool."

Second edition book in very good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Sargen, I.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
190424453X
ISBN-13:
9781904244530
Number of pages:
329
Publisher:
Scotforth Books

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"Brazil was a beautiful but dangerous place 200 years ago, when three Liverpool brothers set out for its shores. They began by working as merchants, but were soon appointed as British Consuls in the ports of the newly-independent Empire of the Brazils...In this unusual book, Ian Sargen paints a fascinating picture of the lives and fortunes of the three brothers...Compiled from rarely-seen original sources, 'Our Men in Brazil' gives a vivid picture of the vanished world of the nineteenth-century British Consul, who worked without complaint in the tropical heat, surrounded by his often quarrelsome compatriots, to help British merchants, British seafarers, and wretched African slaves. It is a timely reminder that great causes, like the growth of a newly-independent nation like Brazil, or the abolition of the heinous slave trade, often depend for their success on the quiet work of forgotten men, like the Hesketh brothers of Liverpool."

Second edition book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Sargen, I.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
190424453X
ISBN-13:
9781904244530
Number of pages:
329
Publisher:
Scotforth Books

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