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Howard Carter: And the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun Hardcover – 17 Aug 2006

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  • Hardcover: 474 pages
  • Publisher: Barzan Publishing Limited; Revised edition edition (17 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905521049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905521043
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,655,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book presents the incredible story of the discovery of those 'wonderful things', and the splendour of the most memorial of all royal legends. Told with style and distinction, it includes previously unseen watercolours by Carter; the story of the relationship between Carter and his patrol, 5th Earl of Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn; new Foreword by Henrietta McCall of the British Museum; new Appendix devoted to the remarkable Almina Countess of Carnarvon, illegitimate daughter of Baron Alfred Rothschild, whose wedding dowry largely financed the search for the tomb and its excavation.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Front to Back on 26 April 2009
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This is a first class biography - in any way you look at it. Perhaps it is the author's journalism background that allows him to tell a thoroughly fascinating story so well. He has captured the time, and he has been very fair in his treatment of Carter, and has not judged him to harshly, considering what Carter had to endure post the discovery.

Winstone has also done an excellent job of including some unique photographs, the one I especially find intriguing one that shows the reflection of Evelyn Herbert (Canarvon's daughter) in the glass case that displayed Tutankhamun's burial mask.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William on 27 Dec. 2011
Format: Hardcover
The late H F V ( Victor ) Winstone spent over five years researching this book on Howard Carter, a man who everyone has heard of from their schooldays, those sleepy history lessons about the far from hunky Indiana Jones like archaeologist, but of a dullish man, yet someone who was once Old King Tutankhamun's beating heart on earth. It was Carter's persistence that kept his collaborator Lord Carnarvon pouring tens of thousands of pounds into moving mountains of sand and rubble across the arid desert in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The depth of Winstone's enquiries, his great sense of staying power, knowledge and stark information gathering shows through. I much admire this book's style, the outstanding images and photographs are unsurpassed by any of the other decent Egyptian and Carter scholars- Drs James and Reeves- are two, but even those of the first wave of great picture driven retrospectives of the tomb, begun in 1963, by the Frenchwoman Christine Desroches- Noblecourt. I also praise the vantage point taken by Winstone in his book, since he thought Carter was in a way a lost treasure at the time the idea for the book was kick-started. Winstone thought the absence of a biography on Carter was a hugely missed opportunity at the time of the 1972 Tutankhamun Exhibition, in London's British Museum. But rightly at that great line up of over one million people ( and this included the reviewer, when a law student, aged 19 ) the golden mask of Tutankhamun dwarfed Carter, Carnarvon, and all those caught up in the Mummy's tale.Read more ›
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By M. Allen on 22 July 2014
Format: Paperback
There is not much published on this enigmatic man, and in fact I only know of one other.
The book is good, but difficult to read, it I overly pedantic, and full of family history. Though not one of my favourites, it is worth reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Careful Research Excellent Writing 10 April 2012
By Barry Sharpe - Published on Amazon.com
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HVF Winstone was unfamiliar to me. And there are dozens of books available on Howard Carter. This one had no reviews so I had to take a chance. I'm glad I did. Mr. Winstone has done his homework and dug deep giving the reader a chronological storyline with chapter notes, index and a bibliography allowing the reader to sort out the facts.
Mr. Winstone uses lots of names but due to his diligence it's easy to go back and remind one's self who they were and how they played a role.
The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb ranks as one of the great archeological accomplishments of all time, even ninety years after the fact. It's a compelling story and Winstone rises to the task at hand. His writing style is just a bit tedious but he grips one's imagination with a character and a plot that wouldn't be believable as fiction. He is never disappointing.
From Carter's humble youth to his training as a first-class artist to his obsessive search for archeological fame and respect, Winstone reminds us of the myriad ways Carter found to hurt his own cause through his irascible personality and his compulsive work habits. It is a tale that never disappoints and keeps the reader turning the page.
A terrific read.
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