By Peter Hathaway Capstick. One of the truly great adventure writers, Capstick passed away in 1996. At the time of his death, he was putting the finishing touches on this book, Warrior, a stirring and vivid biography of the famous British colonial officer Richard Meinertzhagen, whose exploits earned him fame and notoriety as one of the most daring, ruthless men to ever serve during the glory days of the British Empire. Capstick, with his trademark wit, brings alive the man and his times, tracking him from his youth in England, through his first posting in India, and then on to British East Africa, where he fought in the fierce colonial wars of the turn of the twentieth century and against the Germans in WWI. 295 Pages - Hardcover.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press Date of Publication: 1998 Number of Pages: 295
Summary of Material:
Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen was one of the fiercest and most courageous soldiers ever to wear the uniform of the British Empire. Stationed in British East Africa and India, Meinertzhagen fought native uprisings, Germans and much more, but all the while he was a student of Africa, learning her animals and the way of life on her plains. Join Capstick in his exploration of this fascinating man. At times bone chilling, always exciting, this book will leave you wanting to know more.
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