Evelyn Wood VC : pillar of empire / Stephen Manning ; foreword by Saul David.
By: Manning, Stephen.Publisher: Barnsley : Pen and Sword Military, 2007Description: xiv, 265 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781844156542 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Wood, Evelyn, 1838-1919 | Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Biography | Marshals -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain -- History, Military -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 920
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-260) and index.
Chapter 1 A Family Tradition -- Chapter 2 Under Fire - The Crimean War -- Chapter 3 The Search for Glory -- Chapter 4 Love and Marriage -- Chapter 5 Into Africa -- Chapter 6 Battalion Command -- Chapter 7 Hlobane & Kambula - Defeat and Victory -- Chapter 8 Honours and Dishonour -- Chapter 9 Egyptian Command and the Race to Khartoum -- Chapter 10 A Skeleton in the Cupboard -- Chapter 11 The War Office, Army Reform and Personal Survival
An authoritative biography of Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood VC is long overdue; more than 100 years have passed since any has appeared. This is all the more remarkable as Wood was not only a ruthless and ambitious man and his career was shrouded with controversy and scandal.
His career began in the Royal Navy during the Crimea before he transferred to the cavalry 'to see more action.' He won the VC in India and became a member of Wolseley's select Ashanti Ring which ensured his advancement.