Return of a King by William Dalrymple
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Return of a King Summary
From William Dalrymple - award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer - a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West's greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.
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"For perspective, it pays to go back to the first Afghan War, a great imperial debacle for the British, and Dalrymple - winner of two major history prizes in Britain, the Wolfson and the Duff Cooper, and a best-selling author as well - obliges us with this chronicle." - Library Journal
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William Dalrymple Author Biography
William Dalrymple is the author of six previous acclaimed works of history and travel, including City of Djinns, which won the Young British Writer of the Year Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; the best-selling From the Holy Mountain; White Mughals, which won Britains most prestigious history prize, the Wolfson; and The Last Mughal, which won the Duff Cooper Prize for History and Biography. He divides his time between New Delhi and London, and is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The Guardian.
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