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Richard Meinertzhagen

soldier, scientist, and spy

by Mark Cocker

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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Meinertzhagen, Richard, 1878-1967,
    • Great Britain. Army -- Biography,
    • Great Britain -- History, Military -- 20th century,
    • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Ornithologists -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMark Cocker.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA69.3.M4 C63 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination292 p., [12] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages292
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1903033M
      ISBN 100436102994
      LC Control Number90104920

        Stylistic faults aside, the book does convey a vivid image of its extraordinary subject. Richard Meinertzhagen was a study in contradictions - a prejudiced Imperialist, yet a passionate Zionist; a remarkably ruthless killer, yet curiously polite and considerate; a scholarly naturalist and ornithologist, but also a daring secret : Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Warrior: The Legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen by Peter H. Capstick and Peter Hathaway Capstick (, Hardcover, Revised) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

        At the end of his admirable little book, Lockman also points out how acute is Lawrence's insight into his colleague, for the disappointed, or resentful, Meinertzhagen did "harness evil" to his perception of "the chariot of good" by fabricating in the late s a series of diary entries, allegedly contemporary with the incidents they relate. Tall, handsome, charming Col. Richard Meinertzhagen (–) was an acclaimed British war hero, a secret agent, and a dean of international ornithology. His exploits inspired three biographies, movies have been based on his life, and a square in Jerusalem is dedicated to his memory.

      Middle East Diary, Richard Meinertzhagen. Cresset Press, - Israel - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Peace Conference.   Meinertzhagen "first achieved a sliver of international fame when he discovered, killed, stuffed, and shipped back to London the first known to Europeans Giant African Forest Hog, soon dubbed Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, and attributed to Richard Meinertzhagen."Parents: Daniel VI Meinertzhagen, Georgina Meinertzhagen.


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However, the story of Richard Meinertzhagen is incredible, a true Victorian son, with a life that was filled with danger, travel, big game hunting, perilous adventures we can only dream of and meetings with some of the most influential men in the 20th century.

I would /5(46). The book was published by Random House, a respectable American publisher. The subject, Richard Meinertzhagen, undeniably lived an adventurous life - first in his native England, then India, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

All of this speaks for the book's interest and seeming excellence. But there are serious problems with by: 4. Buy Warrior: the Legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen by Capstick, Peter Hathaway (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(35).

Meinertzhagen, who would go on to become an outstanding intelligence officer in World War I, was a very intelligent and Meinertzhagen served as an officer in the King's African Rifles from in British East Africa, later known as Kenya/5.

Richard Meinertzhagen: biography 3 March – 17 June Colonel Richard Henry Meinertzhagen, CBE, DSO (3 March – 17 June ) was a British soldier, Richard Meinertzhagen book officer and ornithologist. The Meinertzhagen Mystery Richard Meinertzhagen book Meinertzhagen has inspired three biographies since his death in and was lauded as one of the grand elder [ ].

WARRIOR: The Legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen User Review - Kirkus. In this, the old Africa hand's final book, completed by his wife, Fiona, after his death inCapstick assembles an admiring and often circuitous biography from the diaries of a lethal and daring.

Richard Meinertzhagen, in short, was the toast of every man in the United Kingdom and United States who had desired a similar life to his, but for whatever reason, had fallen short of acquiring one: those rejected from military service in either of the world wars, those who were domesticated by marriage and children sooner than they had wanted.

Peter Hathaway Capstick died in At the time of his death, the world-renowned adventure writer was putting the finishing touches on this, a stirring and vivid biography of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, a man with whom he felt he had much in common.

Kenya Diary () by Meinertzhagen, Richard and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Warrior Chapter 1Born in London on March 3,just fifteen months shy of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Dick entered that halcyon age of empire where high-born privilege, spit, polish, tiffin, pigsticking, boiled beef, cold showers, and God Save the Queen would form part of the intricate tapestry of his long was the height of the Victorian era, and the gas-lit streets and horse Brand: St.

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Please do not substitute this template. Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale. Tall, handsome, charming Col. Richard Meinertzhagen () was an acclaimed British war hero, a secret agent, and a dean of international ornithology.

His exploits inspired three biographies, movies have been based on his life, and a square in Jerusalem is dedicated to his memory/5. Richard J Meinertzhagen: Unravelling of a life built on lies HE WAS celebrated as both a military hero and ace ornithologist.

But new evidence suggests Richard. The Meinertzhagen mystery: the life and legend of a colossal fraud Brian Garfield Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, c Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xiv, p.: ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) andtight and strong binding with clean dust jacket.

No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. Book Description St. Martin's Press 1/15/, Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Warrior: The Legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen. Book.

Seller Inventory # BBS/5(). The Meinertzhagen mystery: the life and legend of a colossal fraud by Brian Garfield (); Duty, honor, Empire; the life and times of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen by John Lord (Book); Warrior: the legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen by Peter Hathaway Capstick (Book).

Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen was one of the fiercest and most courageous soldiers ever to wear the uniform of the British Empire. Stationed in British East Africa and India, Meinertzhagen fought native uprisings, Germans and much more, but all the while he was a student of Africa, learning her animals and the way of life on her plains.5/5(1).

In a long career that found him combining the roles of soldier, spy and ornithologist, Richard Meinertzhagen's varied exploits included attending the Paris. "Brian Garfield's patient detective work finally slots Richard Meinertzhagen's mug-shot in the grandiose section of the British rogues' gallery" -- The Literary Review, United Kingdom "a compelling story about a flambouyant rogue, and this book, by its example, cautions us that recorded history sometimes reflects not what actually.

COLONEL RICHARD MEINERTZHAGEN C.B.E., D.S.O., In ‘ The Seven Pillars of Wisdom ’ T. Lawrence described Richard Meinertzhagen (), which is also considered at length in the book on Arabia.

‘ Pirates and Predators ’ () was a collection of personal and other records. This book was first published inhas pages, 13 chapters, 14 B/W faded photos, no maps, but extensive interesting notes at the end of the book.

Richard Meinertzhagen (RM) was born on in London. His first marriage to Armorel in failed. Inhe married Anne Constance Jackson and they had 3 children/5(11).Meinertzhagen's "Kenya Diary" was proclaimed by Ian Fleming as "by far the most exciting autobiography I have read since the War"; this publication completes the story of Meinertzhagen's African war efforts, omitting only those years from to which are detailed in Fleming's favourite volume of .Book is in typical used-Good Condition.

Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc).

Will be a good Reading copy. RICHARD MEINERTZHAGEN: SOLDIER, SCIENTIST AND SPY By Mark Cocker - Hardcover.