Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Seven Lives of Colonel Patterson: How an Irish Lion Hunter Led the Jewish Legion to Victory (Hardback)
  • The Seven Lives of Colonel Patterson: How an Irish Lion Hunter Led the Jewish Legion to Victory (Hardback)
zoom

The Seven Lives of Colonel Patterson: How an Irish Lion Hunter Led the Jewish Legion to Victory (Hardback)

(author)
£29.50
Hardback 266 Pages / Published: 30/07/2008
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this biography of Colonel John Henry Patterson, Denis Brian reveals his subject to be a composite of diverse identities. An Irish-born soldier, lion hunter, bridge builder, East African game warden, author, man-about-town, and Zionist, Patterson's life is a fascinating story, and Brian's well-researched account gives a revealing look into the ebb and flow of circumstances that produced such a colorful character.Brian begins the narrative with Patterson's assignment in East Africa, where lion attacks were terrorizing workers on a railroad project. With the sure hand of the storyteller, Brian details accounts of Patterson quelling the rebellion and killing the lions himself. The colonel's indomitable energy and courage become a consistent theme in the book as the author traces Patterson's life from his days as a British socialite to his command of the Jewish Legion of volunteers who helped drive the Turks out of Palestine.Patterson spent most of his later years as an ardent Zionist, working for the creation of a Jewish homeland until his death in 1947, a year before the birth of the state of Israel. Drawing on an impressive range of sources, Brian's biography of this ""Righteous Gentile"" is an incisive portrait of a key figure in both Israeli and colonial British history.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815609278
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Added to basket
Henry VIII and the men who made him
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Napoleon
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99
Paperback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
In My Life
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Let Her Fly
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Testament Of Youth
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
To Catch A King
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
What Happened
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.