The Great Mutiny: India, 1857

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Penguin Books, 1980 - Fiction - 472 pages
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'By far the best single-volume description of the mutiny yet written' - Economist A beautifully written and meticulously researched narrative history of the great Indian uprising of 1857 by one of our most acclaimed living historians. First published in 1978 and re-issued with a handsome new cover for the 2002 paperback edition.

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Review: The Great Mutiny: India 1857

User Review  - Herb Hastings - Goodreads

I always enjoy the books by Christopher Hibbert. They are well researched and almost more importantly, well written. This account of the mutiny of the native army against their British overlords is no ... Read full review

Review: The Great Mutiny: India 1857

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Strengths: Quite detailed, but not too long. Non-partisan and draws well on contemporary sources. Weaknesses: Repetitive and sometimes inappropriately jocular. Read full review

Contents

List of Plates
9
Authors Note and Acknowledgements
11
Preface
17
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). His work The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961) won a prize from the Royal Society of Literature. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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