Road to Khartoum

Road to Khartoum In this splendidly researched portrait of a maverick turned flawless legend Charles Chenevix Trench vividly explores the undeniable hold Gordon exercised over others who were willing to endure appall

  • Title: Road to Khartoum
  • Author: Charles Chenevix Trench
  • ISBN: 9780880291521
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this splendidly researched portrait of a maverick turned flawless legend, Charles Chenevix Trench vividly explores the undeniable hold Gordon exercised over others who were willing to endure appalling hardships just to follow him to China, Palestine.

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    1. Charles George Gordon is a hero of mine because he was so damned eccentric. He was a religious fanatic (not usually a type I find endearing) who could hardly be bothered to eat or sleep. He most likely died a virgin and was probably an incredibly repressed homosexual, which might explain why he had a death wish the size of Jupiter. A fascinating man. This is the story of his most interesting life, from birth in gray old England thru the War in the Crimea, the Taiping rebellion in China, his expl [...]

    2. This book takes you on a journey of the life of General Charles Gordon, from the Crimea to Taiping, where he picked up the sobriquet Chinese Gordon, back home to England, to the Nile River and Sudan. Gordon was a unique individual, so unique that he defies any solid definition, he was both distant and engaging, thoughtful and rash, a man of complete contradiction, except when he wasn't. Sent to stop the slave trade, he basically succeeded only in changing it's route from the Nile to the desert. [...]

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