The Great Mutiny: India, 1857
'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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