Thanks to Sarah-Beth Watkins of Chronos Books, I am giving away one print or ebook copy of These Chivalrous Brothers by David Sunderland.
Description of These Chivalrous Brothers by David Sunderland
The story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause celebre of the nineteenth century. Just before sunset on August 8th 1882 HMS Cockatrice, a small paddle wheel gunboat, appeared off the Egyptian shore. A rowing boat was lowered down its side and slowly moved towards the beach. On its arrival, six men and a teenage boy alighted.
Three of the group were British, all dressed as Arabs, two were Bedouin tribesmen, one a Jew and one a Syrian. The following morning, this mismatched party set off for the desert, taking with them two boxes of dynamite and 3,000 in gold coin. Five of them were never seen again.
An historical who-done-it, an adventure story, a history of the Anglo-Egyptian War and a biography of those involved in the controversy, /These Chivalrous Brothers/ explores the gulf between the Imperial ideal and reality and provides an insight into the character of the men who built the Empire. Through the biographies, it also throws light on such disparate topics as the early history of spying, spiritualism, female hysteria, biblical archaeology, various African uprisings, the Boer War and the hunt for Jack the Ripper .”
About David Sunderland
David Sunderland is the author of five books and numerous articles on
the economic history of London, British Imperialism and
nineteenth-century social change; the Series and Collection Editor of
Pickering & Chatto’s ‘Britain and Africa’ series (ten volumes); and
the Editor of ‘British Economic Development in South East Asia’ (three
Obtaining his first degree from the London School of
Economics and his doctorate from Oxford University, he has worked as a
Senior Business Analyst, a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow and
a Reader in Business History.
Giveaway of These Chivalrous Brothers by David Sunderland
This giveaway is open worldwide however, print is only available to the U.S. and UK and ends on February 12, 2016. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.