Lost Lion of Empire by Edward Paice
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Lost Lion of Empire
By Edward Paice

Lost Lion of Empire

The Life of Ewart Grogan DSO, 1876-1976

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Lost Lion of Empire by Edward Paice

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An African Younghusband - the compelling life of a great adventurer. Ewart Grogan, 'the baddest and boldest of a bad bold gang' of settlers in Kenya, was one of the most brilliant and controversial figures of African colonial history. When he proposed to a young heiress, Gertrude Coleman, he needed to prove himself a 'somebody' to her father in order to win her hand. He did so in inimitable style, announcing that he intended to accomplish the first south-to-north traverse of Africa. In 1900, after two years of illness and extreme hardship, he arrived triumphantly in Cairo. He became an instant celebrity, and, on returning to England, at last married Gertrude. Now with a considerable fortune at his disposal, after a short but successful spell in South Africa he arrived in British East Africa. He quickly became a leader among the settlers, and embarked on a lifetime of grand projects, forced through despite government inertia, enormous natural obstacles and the looming threat of bankruptcy. Time after time he proved the doubters wrong, as he pulled off the seemingly impossible. Despite this frenetic activity, and despite his love for Gertrude, he still managed to find the time to run two separate families and father numerous children by various mothers. The abrasive and glamorous Grogan, with Delamere, was one of the founding fathers of Kenya - 'Lost Lion of Empire' is a brilliant and powerful account both of the life of an exceptional man and the birth of a country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780006530732
ISBN-10: 0006530737
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 32mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward Paice

Edward Paice was a History Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge and winner of the Leman Prize. After ten years working as an investment analyst in the City he spent the best part of four years in Kenya and newly-independent Eritrea, writing travel and natural history guides. He regularly lectures and contributes articles on a variety of African topics, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

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