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This is an auction for ORDE WINGATE by Christopher Sykes. reviews:

"When Christopher Sykes was privileged to write the official biography of war hero and military genius Major-General Orde Charles Wingate, the latter's life was laid open for the author. Extensive interviews, correspondence, and other access to all manner of information were made available to Sykes. The result of this access to such information and resources resulted in the best and fullest literary account of Wingate's early life and career. Nor does the book begin to decline when it focuses on Wingate's later military exploits, despite the fact that many records were still classified at the time of writing. The result is an insightful and thorough biography."

"Orde Wingate was a strange man. He has been admired by some and hated by others. Some said, not without reason, that he was mad. He spoke in Old Testament idiom and envisioned himself as a Biblical warrior-champion. He had similarities to Lawrence of Arabia. The writer of this book gives a favourable but not uncritical of Wingate. He has the advantage of insider knowledge, having worked in British Intelligence during Wingate’s time. Sykes’s good nature and easy writing style makes the book a pleasant read. All in all it is a well done work about an interesting and peculiar personality.”

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Hardback 1959.

575 pages.

A tear in the back of the dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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