Hart of Empire: (Zulu Hart 2)

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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 5, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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George Hart, back in England following his heroics in the Zulu Wars, scarcely has time to gamble away his meagre fortune when he is summoned to a secret meeting in Whitehall. There, Prime Minister Disraeli himself asks George to undertake a dangerous mission to Afghanistan. Mistrust and dislike for the local ruler chosen by the British is growing and Muslim extremists threaten to overthrow the local government. The British cannot allow the loss of Afghanistan, which would put at risk India, the jewel in the Imperial crown. Although he suspects that the Establishment sees a part-Zulu officer as expendable, George can see that his dark skin will help him go undercover, and soon, accompanied only by a Pathan guide, he is descending the Khyber pass into a strange and violent land. On the way he meets Yasmin, an alluring Afghan princess, and together this unlikely trio find themselves in a race against time to prevent a tribal uprising and head off a catastrophic British invasion.

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

This is the second book featuring George Hart, a 19 year old British officer who is part Zulu so fairly darked skinned. On his return from the war against the Zulus George is summoned to Whitehall ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Hart of Empire by Saul David is the sequel to Zulu Hart and I would class these books as historical adventures, very much in line with authors like Simon Scarrow and John Wilcox. In this book George ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the bestselling author of Zulu Hart, the first novel in the George Hart series, as well as several critically-acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 (shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature), Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year) and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire.
An experienced broadcaster, Saul David has presented and appeared in history programmes for all the major TV channels and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.
Visit Saul's website at www.sauldavid.co.uk and follow Saul on Twitter @sauldavid66

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