Publisher Description

Arthur Conan Doyle made his reputation as a novelist, but far stranger than fiction is the creator of Sherlock Holmes' tale of the Boer War in South Africa. The then 40-year-old novelist wanted to see the war first hand as a soldier, but the Victorian army balked at having a popular author wielding a pen in its ranks. The army did accept him as a doctor and Doyle was knighted in 1902 for his work with a field hospital in Bloemfontein. Doyle's vivid account of the battles is in part thanks to the eye-witness accounts he got from his patients. Doyle has thoroughly mastered the details of the campaign, and presents them in a form that can be easily understood. Furthermore, his descriptions of the various engagements are masterpieces of graphic writing.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
1930
July 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
152.3
KB

Customer Reviews

King jack the 3 rd ,

The curse of king jack

T

The_mad_hatter's_rabbit ,

Doyle was clearly inebriated when he wrote this

This book is beyond biased in its opinion of Britain as a noble, fair and magnanimous conqueror. Imperial Britain went wherever there was a buck to be made (or a state coffer to be looted)

JoshuaSwart16 ,

Terrible

This book is completely biased towards the British point of view.

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