Impostors (Abacus Books) by George V. Higgins

Impostors (Abacus Books) Author: George V. Higgins
eBook Title: Impostors (Abacus Books)
ISBN10: 0349116741
ISBN13: 978-0349116747
Language: English
Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (1987)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size ePub vers.: 1816 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1568 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Sir James Brooke was an extraordinary 'eminent' Victorian, whose life was the stuff of legend.His curious career began in 1841 when he was caught up in a war in Brunei which had started because a party of local Dayaks had refused to furl their umbrellas in the presence of the Sultan. Brooke was an opportunist who, with the Sultan's backing, made war on the Dayaks tribespeople and eventually found himself ruling over Sarawak - a kingdom the size of England - as a result. How he achieved it is a romantic, sometimes horrifying story. Brooke is someone that George Macdonald Fraser would scarcely dare to invent. Errol Flynn wanted to play him in a movie, 70 years after his death and his dynasty is remembered throughout South-East Asia. This is a wonderful piece of swashbuckling historical biography which recalls the best and the worst of the British Imperial character.