Pistols at Dawn by Richard Hopton
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Pistols at Dawn
By Richard Hopton

Pistols at Dawn

A History of Duelling

By (author) See other recent books by Richard Hopton
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $35.00
Your Price: $31.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.58 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Pistols at Dawn by Richard Hopton

Book Description

A fascinating history, packed with eye-witness accounts, of the duel. Duelling is deeply embedded in our collective consciousness, through numerous films and books: it evokes a golden past, of gentlemen defending their honour in the early morning light of a wooded glade, of frockcoats, rapiers and pistols. Richard Hopton traces the history of the duel from its medieval antecedents in trial by combat and chivalric tournaments. Using numerous vivid accounts of actual duels, he shows how the arcane rules of the duel evolved - and why so many felt compelled to fight them, often with fatal results.

Buy Pistols at Dawn book by Richard Hopton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780749929077
ISBN-10: 0749929073
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 151mm x 36mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Richard Hopton

Battle of Maida 1806 by Richard Hopton Battle of Maida 1806, Paperback (August 2012)

The Author brilliantly describes the cast of colorful yet highly improbably characters who fate and circumstances brought together. Arguably pride of place must go to Ferdinand II, Ruler of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, whose eccentricity was only exceeded by his abject incompetence.

Pistols at Dawn by Richard Hopton Pistols at Dawn, Paperback (January 2011)

A fascinating new history of the duel, packed with eyewitness accounts

» View all books by Richard Hopton


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pistols at Dawn book by Richard Hopton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Richard Hopton

Richard Hopton was a barrister before becoming a full-time writer; he is the author of The Battle of Maida 1806 (Leo Cooper). He lives in Fulham.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Richard Hopton close
Battle of Maida 1806 by Richard Hopton
Reluctant Hero by Richard Hopton
Pistols at Dawn by Richard Hopton
Battle of Maida 1806 by Richard Hopton
BoomerangBooks.com.au close