The Duke of Puddle Dock. In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles.

By: Barley Nigel

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D/W is price clipped. Book in navy blue, previous owner's name and inscription on ffep. Selected at an early age to conduct the government of the British conquests in the Indian Ocean, by wisdom, vigour and philanthropy, he raised Java to happinsess and prosperity unknown under former rulers. After surrender of that island to the Dutch and during his government in Sumatra, he founded an emporium at Singapore. Thus intones the inscription to the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles that stands in Westminster Abbey: Raffles as man of the empire, reforming colonialist and prodigal adventurer. Yet his brief, brilliant career (he died in his forties) ended in virtual penury in north London admid endless squabbles about money with his former employer, the East India Company. What Happened? Who was this complex character?.

Title: The Duke of Puddle Dock. In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles.

Author Name: Barley Nigel

Categories: First Editions., Autobiography/Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Viking: 1992

ISBN Number: 0670836427

ISBN Number 13: 9780670836420

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 003752

Keywords: BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICALTRAVELS/RAFFLES/NON-FICTION