The Young Buglers : a Tale of the Peninsular War
by G.A. Henty

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The Peninsular Wars were a one of the most involved, intriguing, and consequential campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. G.A. Henty wrote several thrillers set durig this turbulent time, including With Moore in Corunna and Under Wellington's Command. In The Young Buglers, the reader will meet two young Englishmen, Tom and Peter Scudamore, who are ready to risk their lives to protect King and Country. Too young for the regular army, the two young men enlist as buglers in His Majesty's Norfolk Rangers. Follow Tom and Peter as they cross the River Douro and experience the battles of Salamanca, Tolouse, Albuera, and the sieges of Badayos and Ciudad Rodrigo. Will the fortunes of war fall in their favor or will they experience defeat? Read In The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War and find out!

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    Notes: 1899 printing. vi, 336 pages, [19] leaves of plates (11 folded): illustrations, maps; 19 cm. Bound in publisher's handsome pictorial cloth. Minor shelf wear. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. George Alfred Henty was a prolific English Victorian novelist and war correspondent (1832-1902). Henty volunteered for the Army Hospital Commissariat when the Crimean War began. He was with a well traveled war correspondent, following the Austro-Italian war of 1866, accompanying Garibaldi at Tirolese. Also he journeyed with Lord Napier through Magdala and Lord Wolseley to Kumassi. He was at the opening of the Suez Canal. He reported the Franco-German War, starved in the the siege of the Paris Commune, and then went to cover the Carlist insurrection in the Pyrennees. "He was in Asiatic Russia at the time of the Khiva expedition, and later saw the desperate hand-to-hand fighting of the Turks in the Serbian War. " Ency. Brit. Vol. 13, p. 303. Henty went on to write over 112 books and over 80 for a juvenile audience. Many of his books feature boys or young men in tumultuous times. Henty was an important popular writer for the advancement of British Imperialism. Kathryn Castle states that, "Henty...exemplified the ethos of the new imperialism, and glorified in its successes, " Reading Colonialism through children's books and magazines. Manchester, 1996. p. 55.