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War in Afghanistan 1879 - 80

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The personal diary of Maj Gen Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor, edited by William Trousdale, chronicles his service in the British Indian Army during the second Afghan War. He was a major figure in the great game of political intrigue and warfare when the Empire tried to extend its control in Central Asia to counter Russian expansionism. MacGregor is revealed as an egotistical and self-serving soldier, blinded by his belief in the 'white man's burden' to the realities of life in regions he and they so casually controlled. Trousdale rescued the diary from the dusty shelves of a learned society in London and accompanies it with meticulously researched notes and commentary.
Book; red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, near fine; jacket cream and brown with photo-engraving of troops marching with their prisoners, slightly scuffed.

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Author(s):
Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor, ed William Trousdale
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5cm.
Edition:
1st edition, 1st printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0814317839
Number of pages:
266
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press, Detroit 1985
Title:
War in Afghanistan, 1879 - 80

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The personal diary of Maj Gen Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor, edited by William Trousdale, chronicles his service in the British Indian Army during the second Afghan War. He was a major figure in the great game of political intrigue and warfare when the Empire tried to extend its control in Central Asia to counter Russian expansionism. MacGregor is revealed as an egotistical and self-serving soldier, blinded by his belief in the 'white man's burden' to the realities of life in regions he and they so casually controlled. Trousdale rescued the diary from the dusty shelves of a learned society in London and accompanies it with meticulously researched notes and commentary.
Book; red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, near fine; jacket cream and brown with photo-engraving of troops marching with their prisoners, slightly scuffed.

Author(s):
Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor, ed William Trousdale
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5cm.
Edition:
1st edition, 1st printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0814317839
Number of pages:
266
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press, Detroit 1985
Title:
War in Afghanistan, 1879 - 80

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