Abyssinian Expedition

Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley

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Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-1868

Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley

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Abyssinian Expedition

Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley

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Coomassie and Magdala

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Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley

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Excerpt from Coomassie and Magdala: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa Before proceeding to Abyssinia as a Special Correspondent of the 'new York Herald, ' I had been employed for American journals - though very young - in the same capacity, and wit nessed several stirring scenes in our Civil War. I had seen Americans fight; I had seen Indians fight. I was glad to have the Opportunity of seeing how Englishmen fought. In Abys sinia I first saw English soldiers prepared for war. What I think' of them I have written frankly, and without malice. The story of Magdala was written five years ago. The reader will perceive it to be in a fresher style than the story of Coomassie. Much of what I formerly wrote was re-written several times, but the ms. Was still reserved for an'oppor tunity which I hoped would come. I now avail myself of it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley

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Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley

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Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry Morton Stanley (Forschungsreisender, Journalist, Grossbritannien, Afrika)

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Coomassie and Magdala

Author: Henry M. Stanley

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Coomassie and Magdala; the Story of Two British Compaigns in Africa

Author: Henry M. Stanley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter iii an adventurous joubney by night--an abyssinian abeopagus--native oratoby There is nothing to interest a man on a night travel. On this our first journey in Abyssinia Proper, and by night too, our thoughts and fancies were anything but agreeable. It was scarcely dark, and we had not been on the road an hour, before we perceived ourselves followed by troops of animals, bounding upright, giving vent to angry snarls, and swiftly flitting past. Shortly, a chorus of unearthly yells broke the solemn stillness of the night, which was caught up and echoed eagerly all around us. Another deep silence prevailed, to be in a short time, however, broken by a savage roar, uttered evidently in our immediate neighbourhood. It gave our party an involuntary start. I had heard frequently the lion, the tiger, and the panther; but I was positive that this one we heard was neither, and, thinking so great a traveller as the Captain should know, I propounded the question to him. The Captain, I remarked, had been riding ahead previous to the sharp cries that preceded the roar, like a man bound to clear the way for the troop behind, couching a large boar-spear in true knightly style; but he had gradually slackened his pace afterwards, until he was riding alongside with me. 'What animal is that, Captain?' As I asked the question my own fugitive presence of mind returned instantly, as if I felt emboldened by my own voice. 'It's a hysena, ' answered that gentleman. 'Is it a dangerous animal?' 'Very, ' was his reply. 'Will it attack us 1' 'No, unless we attack it.' 'But suppose you try his mettle with your spear?' 'No, thank you, ' replied he loftily; 'he is not worthy of my ste
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Magdala - The Story of the Abyssinian Campaign of 1866-7

Author: Henry M. Stanley

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

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Category: History

Page: 204

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Originally published in 1874, this early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Buried Book

Author: David Damrosch

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Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic—lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 bce, The Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, The Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 bce, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost—buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of the wild king Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. The Buried Book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its deciphering in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among the thousands of tablets in the British Museum's collection. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself. Damrosch reveals the story as a literary bridge between East and West: a document lost in Babylonia, discovered by an Iraqi, decoded by an Englishman, and appropriated in novels by both Philip Roth and Saddam Hussein. This is an illuminating, fast-paced tale of history as it was written, stolen, lost, and—after 2,000 years, countless battles, fevered digs, conspiracies, and revelations—finally found.
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Highland Furies

Author: Victoria Schofield

Publisher: Hachette UK

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As the oldest of the Highland Regiments, The Black Watch has an enviable roster of Battle Honours and a mystique born of repeated service on behalf of King, Queen and country. On the strength of her acclaimed biography of Field Marshal Earl Wavell, the regimental trustees commissioned Victoria Schofield to write this, the first volume of her magisterial history of the The Black Watch, and have fully cooperated with her as she traces the story of the Regiment from its early 18th-century beginnings through to the eve of the South African War at the end of the 19th-century. Originating as companies of highland men raised to keep a 'watch' over the Highlands of Scotland, they were formed into a regiment in 1739. Its soldiers would go on to fight with extraordinary bravery and élan in almost every major engagement fought by the British Army during this period, from the American War of Independence, the Peninsular Wars, Waterloo, the Crimea, Indian Mutiny to Egypt and the Sudan. Drawing on diaries, letters and memoirs, Victoria Schofield skilfully weaves the multiple strands of this story into an epic narrative of a valiant body of officers and men over one-and-a-half centuries. In her sure hands, the story of The Black Watch is no arid recitation of campaigns, dates and battle honours, but is instead a rich and compelling record of the soldier's experience under fire and on campaign. It is also a celebration of the deeds of a regiment that has played a unique role in British history and a vivid insight into the lives of the many remarkable figures who have marched and fought so proudly under its Colours.