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Farwell, Byron

Works: 55 works in 284 publications in 2 languages and 12,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT930, B
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Publications by Byron Farwell
Publications by Byron Farwell, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Byron Farwell
The great Anglo-Boer war by Byron Farwell( Book )
36 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
The Great Boer War (1899 - 1902) - more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War - was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humor and tragedy. Byron Farwell traces the war's origins, the slow mounting of the British efforts to o
Burton; a biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell( Book )
41 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Biography of English adventurer Sir Richard Burton, who was a linguist, scholar, Orientalist, collector of erotica, secret agent, and explorer of the Nile
Queen Victoria's little wars by Byron Farwell( Book )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson by Byron Farwell( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
"In the first major biography of Stonewall Jackson in more than thirty years, Byron Farwell's research into the life of the most charismatic figure of the Civil War reveals a quirky, obsessive, dark personality radically different from the storybook version that grew up after Jackson's untimely death in 1863." "Jackson was an odd country boy who conquered his limitations of education and intellect by excluding any activity not crucial to his work, who showed an almost pathological indifference to danger during the Mexican War, who spent most of his career in disputes and litigation with his professional colleagues. An interesting sidelight on the private Jackson is that his sister, to whom he wrote almost daily for many years, divorced her husband for his secessionist beliefs." "Of Jackson's military genius, of his ability to extract superhuman effort from his troops, there can be no doubt. But the flaws here are fascinating as well: he did not follow orders precisely; he fell asleep at the oddest moments, as in church, or in staff meetings with General Lee; he did not communicate well with subordinate officers; and when Jackson was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville on the verge of a major victory, the advantage was lost because no one knew what he intended to do. One of the most controversial aspects of the book is Farwell's analysis of what would have happened had Jackson survived to fight at Gettysburg and beyond." "Farwell's lively narrative is balanced by careful research on every battle and facet of Jackson's life. The result is an honest, often unflattering, but nonetheless deeply sympathetic portrait of this legendary commander."--Jacket
The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918 by Byron Farwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
A history of the Allied campaigns against the German colonies in North Africa chronicles the battles using spears, bare hands, armored cars, and airplanes in sites that were far from the main action of the war
Over there : the United States in the Great War, 1917-1918 by Byron Farwell( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the rise of the American military and the role it played in winning World War I, from the declaration of war in 1917 to the social changes that occurred on the home front
The Gurkhas by Byron Farwell( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
The Gurkhas regiments of the British army are the finest infantrymen in the world. The book will tell who they are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, character, and history, including their unique skills and remarkable valor
The man who presumed; a biography of Henry M. Stanley by Byron Farwell( Book )
23 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in English and Nahuatl languages and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Eminent victorian soldiers : seekers of glory by Byron Farwell( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Mr. Kipling's army by Byron Farwell( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
This is an upstairs-downstairs view of the Victorian-Edwardian army, one of the world's most peculiar fighting forces. The battles it fought are household words, but the idiosyncracies and eccentricities of its soldiers and the often appalling conditions under which they lived have gone largely unrecorded. Byron Farwell explores here the lives of officers and men, their foibles, gallantry, and diversions, their discipline and their rewards. - Publisher
Armies of the Raj : from the mutiny to independence, 1858-1947 by Byron Farwell( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
"With a profusion of anecdotes conveying the character of India under British rule. Farwell offers a panoramic survey of the Indian army during the 90 years between the Sepoy Revolt and the births of independent India and Pakistan..."
The encyclopedia of nineteenth-century land warfare : an illustrated world view by Byron Farwell( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Balls Bluff : a small battle and its long shadow by Byron Farwell( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The Farwell collection by Franklin Plotinus Johnson( Book )
8 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
For queen and country by Byron Farwell( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Prisoners of the Mahdi : the story of the Mahdist revolt which frustrated Queen Victoria's designs on the Sudan ... by Byron Farwell( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Burton : a biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell( file )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Explorer, inventor, soldier, poet, archaeologist and diplomat, Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was the most remarkably versatile man of his age. The explorer in Central Africa who discovered Lake Tanganyika also translated The Arabian Nights, made a dangerous pilgrimage to Mecca in disguise, and produced major writings on reptiles, religion, mining and mountain climbing, slavery, and strange sexual practices
Over there : [the United States in the Great War, 1917-1918] by Byron Farwell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Byron Farwell military historian and biographer
Farwell, Byron E. 1921–1999
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