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Book Title: Won By The Sword|
The author of the book: G.A. Henty
ISBN 13: 9781576468760
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 331 KB
Edition: Quiet Vision Pub
Date of issue: October 31st 2004
Read full description of the books Won By The Sword:This is an older book, and the writing is in the style and heavily overlaid with Victorian and English values. Nonetheless, the novel seems to be relatively accurate historically despite an obvious English bias. I found it to be an entertaining read and upon further investigation discovered an enormous trove of titles by Henry taking a closer and more detailed look at English history from King Alfred in A.D. 870 through a retrospective of Queen Victoria set in 1901. There are additional titles from ancient history as well including settings in ancient Egypt, Rome, Carthage, and Jerusalem.
This particular volume recounts events of the Thirty Years War from the viewpoint of a young English soldier, who rises from the ranks to become an officer. Although the style is somewhat antiquated and wordy, the history appears to be accurate to my knowledge, and the story moves rapidly. I felt that there was an effort to accurately represent a sense of the texture to the times in terms of how the people and the soldiers lived, socialized, and conducted battles. I'll definitely read more from this author.
Read information about the authorGeorge Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks! A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did. Henty wrote approximately 144 books in addition to stories for magazines and was known as "The Prince of Story-Tellers" and "The Boy's Own Historian." One of Mr. Henty's secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study dictating stories as fast as the secretary could record them.
Henty's stories revolve around fictional boy heroes during fascinating periods of history. His heroes are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face, at times, of great peril... Henty's heroes fight wars, sail the seas, discover land, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and a host of other exciting adventures. Along the way, they meet famous personages... In short, Henty's heroes live through tumultuous historic eras meeting leaders of that time. Understanding the culture of the time period becomes second nature as well as comparing/contrasting the society of various cultures.
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