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Wavell
by Victoria Schofield

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The first complete biography of Field Marshal the Earl Wavell, the great military leader and distinguished statesman
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Wavell by Victoria Schofield

Wavell was one of Britain's greatest military leaders in the Second World War and, as Viceroy of India, a remarkable statesman. With extraordinary resilience, he faced triumph and disaster in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Yet behind such distinction lay an enigmatic man, also celebrated for his unexpected silences, his prolific memory and his love of poetry. Drawing upon unpublished letters and diaries, together with interviews with those who knew Wavell, Victoria Schofield explores the private man behind the high offices. In a world where the origins of today's conflicts lie in yesterday's wars, Wavell's story holds a timeless fascination.

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Wavell Reviews


"* 'Eminently fair, Victoria Schofield describes his campaigns lucidly and concisely' - Philip Ziegler, The Spectator * 'Well written and based on detailed research' - Jad Adams, BBC History Magazine"

About Victoria Schofield


Victoria Schofield has worked extensively as a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in international affairs, especially in South Asia. As well as travelling widely for the BBC, she has contributed to The Times, Spectator, Independent and Financial Times. This is her first book.

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GOR004258628
Wavell by Victoria Schofield
Victoria Schofield
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Murray Press
2007-01-01
528
071956610X
9780719566103
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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