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life and work of General Gordon at Gravesend

W. E. Lilley

life and work of General Gordon at Gravesend

by W. E. Lilley

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Published by Abraham Kingdon in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gordon, Charles George, -- 1833-1885.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith a preface by Miss Gordon and an introduction by H. Carruthers Wilson.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13881794M

    DETAILS. A biography of the life of Charles George Gordon, British Army officer. He saw action in the Crimean War as an officer in the British army, but he made his military reputation in China, where he was placed in command of the "Ever Victorious Army", a force of Chinese soldiers led by European officers.   This singular person was General Gordon, and his book was the Holy Bible. In such complete retirement from the world and the ways of men, it might have seemed that a life of inordinate activity had found at last a longed-for, a final peacefulness.

    This singular person was General Gordon, and his book was the Holy Bible. 2: In such complete retirement from the world and the ways of men, it might have seemed that a life of inordinate: activity had found at last a longed-for, a final peacefulness. For month after month, for an entire year, the General lingered by the banks of the Jordan. GENERAL GORDON, THE PALESTINE EXPLORATION the time he spent at Gravesend from – doing charity work among the poor, and Gordon of Khartoum: The Life of General Charles George.

      General Charles George Gordon made his career when he was seconded to lead the ever-victorious army in the early ’s in China during the Taiping rebellion, often considered one of the bloodiest civil wars in human history. On his return Gordon oversaw the erection of forts at Gravesend for 6 years and became a reclusive. The General is a novel authored by writer C. S. also known for his Horatio Hornblower novels and 's The African Queen, Forester attempted in the work to portray the then recently finished conflict of World War One in a decidedly realistic though still narrative-based and compelling fashion. The book centers around the titular general and portrays, Author: C. S. Forester.


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Life and work of General Gordon at Gravesend by W. E. Lilley Download PDF EPUB FB2

General Gordon. Remembered Colonel Gordon came to Gravesham on the 1st Septembera by which time he had already acquired a reputation for extraordinary achievement by bringing an end to the Civil War in China (accorded to the title “Chinese Gordon”), for which he was awarded the CB by Queen Victoria.

Buy The life and work of General Gordon at Gravesend With a preface by Miss Gordon. And an introduction by H. Wilson, etc by W. Lilley, Charles George Gordon, Mary Augusta Gordon, Hugh Carruthers Wilson (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : W. Lilley, Charles George Gordon, Mary Augusta Gordon. "Gravesend is a book that hits you in the guts the same way David Goodis or Charles Willeford's books do.

Boyle's mining that dark edge of America where no one is safe, not even from themselves. A dark ride but a seriously great ride." -Willy Vlautin, author of The Motel Life and The Free "/5(46). Starting life with this name inthe pub obviously had a blip between and when it changed name to the "Gay Gordons," probably to attract the gay community, but reverted back to the "General Gordon" again in The pub unfortunately closed shortly after.

Gordon became completely absorbed by his social work in Gravesend, to the exclusion of normal social contact. As the commander of the Engineers in Gravesend, he might have enjoyed a busy social life, but he shunned this in favour of what he saw as his God-given duty.

The book had some interesting insight, but was much too short in length and research. Major General Charles George "Chinese" Gordon was bornin Woolwich, London, and died He was the son of Major General Henry William Gordon.

Both father and son are suspected of having suffered a form of autism called Aspergers Syndrome/5(6). Every year Gravesend pays tribute to a fascinating character, Major-General Charles George Gordon who lived and worked in the town.

Major General Charles George Gordon was one of 11 children, 5. The best record of his career in China is a work by Mr. Andrew Wilson called "The Ever Victorious Army." A smaller book by Mr.

Lilley gives an interesting account of Gordon's life at Gravesend. The first part of his life in Africa is given in a larger volume by Dr. Birkbeck Hill, called "Colonel Gordon in Central Africa."Author: Seton Churchill. Gravesend / ˌ ɡ r eɪ v z ˈ ɛ n d / is an ancient town in northwest Kent, England, situated 21 miles (35 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross (central London) on the south bank of the Thames Estuary and opposite Tilbury in d in the diocese of Rochester, it is the administrative centre of the Borough of Gravesham.

Its geographical situation has given Gravesend strategic District: Gravesham. Charles George Gordon, British general who became a national hero for his exploits in China and his ill-fated defense of Khartoum against the Mahdists. Gordon, the son of an artillery officer, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in During the.

'Gravesend' is a soiled, downtrodden ballad to the Brooklyn of old. No tongue-in-cheek subversive commentary about the new trendified and gentrified borough - that self-mocking shit can take a hike. This is hard life: stories of losers, chumps, failures/5.

This book is from our pre ISBN stock and could therefore be over 50 years old. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. Dust jacket is absent unless otherwise stated Major signs of wear and tear.

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They will be displayed around our Borough to commemorate the. After China, Gordon returned to Britain, where he was put in charge of the defence of the Thames around Gravesend. He also began to be active in charity work, helping the poor and campaigning.

Gordon gave away 90% of his Colonel's salary of 3, per year in Gravesend, so when his task in Gravesend came to an end he needed to find a post that could maintain his income. Although he kept contact with his many friends in Gravesend in the last 14 years of his life, he was not able to engage in social work on such a scale again.

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However the mission fails and when James comes back to campus something worse than that was waiting/5. For six years after he left China, Gordon was Commanding Royal Engineer at Gravesend, and these years, he said, were "the most peaceful and happy of any portion of his life." His work there was done, as all his work throughout his life was done, with all his might.BlaBlaSISE Aetherádio Smoothie Insured Financial Wealth - Debt Decoded KONTENTED KOLLECTIVE About That AFSCME Life KlinterKlater Podcast.

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