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The Years of Endurance: 1793-1802

The Years of Endurance: 1793-1802 [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Bryant
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Britain's first global told by Britain's first great popular historian.

'The The Years of Endurance: 1793-1802' is one of the master-works of British narrative history. In his own peerless style, in the first of a three volume history of the Napoleonic Wars, Bryant tells the compelling story of the conflict with revolutionary France which began in 1793 and was to culminate with the battle of Waterloo.

Thought of by many as the first world war, fought over four continents and two oceans this war shaped the world for the next century.

For 22 years, starting in 1793, Britain was at war with France.

But the early years of the Napoleonic Wars were harsh ones for Britain, with the collapse of her allies, the Irish in rebellion, her fleets in mutiny and her finances in ruin.

Yet Bryant shows how strong leadership helped turn Britain's fortunes around, and how the nation rallied to defeat the French.

'The Years of Endurance' is the story of how the foundations of Britain's future victory were established.

'The Grand Old Man of British historical writing.' - The Spectator.

Sir Arthur Bryant was one of the leading British historians of the 1930s to the 1960s. He was the favourite historian of both Sir Winston Churchill and Clement Atlee. He wrote over forty books overall, which collectively sold over two million copies. Sir Harold Wilson, who regarded him as the leading British historian of his age, knighted him for his contribution to public life.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1992 KB
  • Print Length: 459 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (12 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F61ISY8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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In the first of his 'Napoleonic trilogy' Bryant produces a very readable narrative which describes, not only the political and economic story of the period, but also provides a window on the social forces at work in shaping the lives of the people of Britain. I did wonder whether a book written in 1942, by a historian who seems to have attracted a good deal of negative publicity, would provide the kind of read I was looking for.I was pleasantly surprised. There are some questionable statements and 'facts' and there are some typos in the kindle addition, but nothing to really spoil the experience. He describes George III as'a little man' on several occasions. The context makes it clear that he is referring to physical stature. I had always understood George to be of at least average dimensions if not taller. It is a book written from the British perspective and he excoriates Bonaparte at every opportunity perhaps sometimes unfairly. Perhaps this approach is influenced by the times in which Bryant completed this work and his earlier, well publicised, relatively benign view of Hitler which he was, by the early 1940's, trying to forget or compensate for. However If you are interested in this period of history this book is recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed, informative, 7 Oct 2013
By AlexO'B
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I have studied the French Revolution before and find it a very intriguing and dramatic period of history. The Years of Endurance covers the effects of this tumultuous period on Britain, however, and discusses the role Pitt played in the years following the storming of the Bastille. Any Pitt fan should give this a go.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly good read 7 Oct 2013
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I was somewhat dubious about this to begin with. Sometimes history books can be a bit dry but this wasn't fortunately. Detailed, clearly written and informative Arthur Bryant delivers a great book on "the long pilgrimage of endurance" of the British people during the battle against revolutionary France, determined to forge a New Order. A must read for history fans and particularly those interested in the French revolutionary period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 2 Oct 2013
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Very good book. Pitty second volume is not currently available. Loved the electronic transfer and being able to have it on my PC using the Kindle adaptor
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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid stuff 25 Feb 2014
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If you read history for pleasure then this volume is hard going. It may well be worthy, but like a heavy meal it takes so,e digesting
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