Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985. Hardcover. This diary covers the years of MacGregor's service in teh British Indian Army during the Second Afghan War. "As revealed in the pages of his diary, MacGregor was an egotistical and self-serving soldier driven by two ambitions - to win the Victoria Cross and to be king of Afghanistan. He failed at both. MacGregor portrayed the mentality of the British colonial Military who believed so deeply in 'White Man's Burden' that they were curioiusly blinded to the conditions and realities of life in regions only casually under their control" (jacket). Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Penned ownership marking (in red) to front free endpaper, else clean. In brown dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor rubbing to panels. 266 pages. ENGBIO/070920. Very Good / Very Good.
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