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The Reason Why: The Incredible Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1954

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2206761

Condition: Very Good


Top page ridge lightly foxed.One-and-a-half inch tear to jacket rear along spine, one inch tear to jacket front along top edge, jacket spine-head chipped. 1954 Hard Cover. 292 pp. 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 a... View more info

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The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271328

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine faded, ink name on front endpaper, jacket corners rubbed with minimal loss. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 510, [2] pp. 8vo. The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British ‘obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance’ – and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire ‘solutions’ – largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious ef... View more info