The Indian Mutiny: 1857

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Penguin Adult, Sep 4, 2003 - History - 504 pages
6 Reviews

'A fine achievement by a huge new talent' William Dalrymple, Sunday Times

In 1857 the native troops of the Bengal army rose against their colonial masters. The ensuing insurrection was to become the bloodiest in the history of the British Empire.Combining formidable storytelling with ground-breaking research, Saul David narrates a tale at once heart-rendingly tragic and extraordinarily compelling. David provides new and convincing evidence that the true causes of the mutiny were much more complex, and disturbing, than previously assumed.

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

A very good, if "Anglo", retelling of The Indian Mutiny. Previously, I had a vague idea that there was a mutiny in 1857 and that the Black Hole of Calcutta was somehow involved but the author has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Collard - Goodreads

I love history books but I have to admit I sometimes struggle to read them from cover to cover. That was not a problem with Saul David's account of the Indian Mutiny. Saul's writing makes the history ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Saul David was born near Monmouth in 1966 and educated at Ampleforth and Edinburgh University. His previous books, include Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed (made into a BBC Timewatch documentary), The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan, and Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the making of the Regency. He lives in Somerset with his wife and two children.

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