Lines in the sand
Winston Churchill wrote of Seven Pillars of Wisdom: ‘It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventureâ?¦it is unsurpassable.â?
The extraordinary life of Joseph Conrad
From smuggling arms to the Caribbean revolutionaries to watching the Belgian republic’s avaricious slave-and-ivory trade first hand, Joseph Conrad was much more than a wandering seaman with strange tales
No man’s land: The history of war in India
“The grain of the land” that soldiers often talk about is vertical, or waterless, or it’s freezing cold, or steamy hot. Far more men die in Siachen of exposure and/or pulmonary oedema than of bullet-wounds.