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A brilliantly-written book! Seldom has anyone had the courage and the perseverance to do the research on this event in history and then to write it with clarity and honesty. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeff Siddiqui
After 100 years in India, the British had created a true Frankenstein monster. They had armed and trained thousands of Indian soldiers, never dreaming they would ever turn their... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mark Miller
If you are looking for a history of India 1857 and the sepoy mutiny then this is a wonderful resource. Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by J. Carter
Mr. Hibbert has rendered an excellent analysis of the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857. Of course from the perspective of the natives this was a Freedom Struggle NOT a mutiny. Read morePublished on September 27, 2004 by Kersi Von Zerububbel
This is a very biased book.It tries to depict Indians as treacherous and savages. Writer has never bothered to verify facts from sources other than British. Read morePublished on November 27, 2002 by Jitendra Singh
The book is a collection of haphazrd details none of them of any significance. The style of the narrative: to start with an everyday event and roll it into something significant,... Read morePublished on May 25, 2002 by WhoWasJohnG
Hibbert's book is an attempt to take contemporary accounts - gathered from diaries, letters, military dispatches, and other sources - and craft a picture of the Mutiny from the... Read morePublished on December 29, 2001
The writer should have made an effort to present the story from both sides, however it is a thoroughly enjoyable bookPublished on December 14, 2000 by "rahul422213"
Since I have enjoyed other Hibbert books (e.g., his two volumes on George IV)I thought this would be the book to read on the Sepoy Mutiny. I was disappointed. Read morePublished on October 21, 2000 by Schmerguls