The Heaven-born General Michael Edwardes

Book - 1977
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" 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrating biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady extension of British rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules." -- from the publisher's description
Publisher: London : Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1977
ISBN: 9780246106230
Characteristics: 211 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm


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