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The Resource Captain Gronow's last recollections : being the fourth and final series of his reminiscences and anecdotes, (electronic resource)

Captain Gronow's last recollections : being the fourth and final series of his reminiscences and anecdotes, (electronic resource)

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Captain Gronow's last recollections : being the fourth and final series of his reminiscences and anecdotes
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Captain Gronow's last recollections
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being the fourth and final series of his reminiscences and anecdotes
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This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Captain Gronow, joined the Grenadier guards as a young subaltern in 1812, having completed his studies at Eton and was widely know in England and the Continent thereafter as a raconteur and a fine pistol shot. His "Reminiscences" span four volumes in their original edition, an edited version was produced around the turn of the 19th century, having varied titles but following a stream of collected anecdotes set in distinct eras. These memoirs have achieved a high degree of fame and are justly accorded much historical respect, especially in those incidents where Gronow was personally present to record the words and deeds of those around him. Although admitted to the highest society, Gronow is far from being a snob and his works bear the stamp of a high degree of moral probity, they could not be described as the handiwork of a gossip. In his last volume of recollections, Gronow recalls the many and varied encounters with the great and the good of European society with whom he mixed, added to which are a number of military anecdotes and sketches of the war in the Spanish Peninsular and some of the officers and men who fought there and at Waterloo. The Duke of Wellington, Prince Regent, Talleyrand feature prominently, Gronow's eye for recording a witty turn of phrase of amusing event never wanes even in his last tome
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Midwest
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1794-1865
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Gronow, R. H.
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Captain Gronow's last recollections : being the fourth and final series of his reminiscences and anecdotes, (electronic resource)
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9781908692672
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MWT11449089
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Captain Gronow's last recollections : being the fourth and final series of his reminiscences and anecdotes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908692672
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11449089
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11449089
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(MWT)MWT11449089
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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