Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal mismanagement of the affair rested with the Earls of Cardigan and Lucan, brothers-in-law and sworn enemies for more than thirty years. In revealing the combination of pride and obstinacy that was to prove so fatal, the author gives us a picture of a vanished world, in which heroism and military glory guaranteed an immortality impossible in a more cynical age.
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Book Description Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA, 1982. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Pictorial wraps are lightly scuffed. Spine has small center crease. Pages are clean & free from markings. Binding is very tight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 243564
Book Description Time-Life Books Inc., 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. No Internal Markings, Binding Is Tight, Light Soiling On Text Block Fore Edge. Bookseller Inventory # B831
Book Description Time-Life Books, Alexandra, VA, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Reprint Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F/N, used but looks like new, hc, red leather with gilt text to spine and upper, vii-xxi, illustrations, 312 pages. Interior clean, no marks, pages bright, binding tight. No wear to exterior. Special Time Reading Program edition. Bookseller Inventory # 006822
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