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Title:A Soldier's View of Empire: The Reminiscences of James Bodell, 1831-92
Price:AUD$14.95 (about USD$11.70)
Item ID:P002-0002447
Publisher:The Bodley Head Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1982
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Very Good
The Bodley Head Ltd, 1982, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st

216 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. The dust jacket is in excellent condition but has some foxing on the inside flap. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: James Bodell was born in 1831, the son of poor parents. At sixteen he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then recovering from the potato famine and then to Hong Kong, where most of his regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and settled in Van Dieman's land. He then moved to Victoria for the goldrush where he prospered but then lost his money. In 1863, he volunteered to serve in New Zealand in the Maori Wars. This is a frank and often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military, Personal Memoirs, Historical, 19th Century, General, General; ISBN: 0370302249. ISBN/EAN: 9780370302249. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002447.
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