Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp

Late a Lieut. in His Majesty's 87th Regiment

Cover image for

Download


Author: John Shipp
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 131,567 / 373 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Categories: CT, U
Downloads: 607
Added to site: 2010.04.08
mnybks.net#: 27273
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, War, Adventure

An amusing, first person history of the British military in India and Peninsular Wars. Is it possible Lt. Shipp was something of a real-life Harry Flashman?

Show Excerpt

undham, in the county of Suffolk--covered with the red remnants of the old worn-out velvet pulpit-cushion of the said village church, into which the Christian religion had been beaten and enforced, both with clenched fist and pointed elbow, and which now plainly told the congregation that it had at last yielded only to Parson Brown's impressive manner and arguments--in this prodigious volume, protected by huge brass clasps, which naught but the rough hand of the man of skulls[2] could force to obedience, after the oft-wetted thumb had aroused some hundreds of gigantic leaves from their peaceful slumber, and the book had opened wide its time-worn pages, there was, and, I doubt not, is still to be discovered, a plainly-written record, setting forth, in most intelligible terms, that I, John Shipp, the humble author of these Memoirs, came into this wicked and untoward generation on the 16th day of March, A.D. 1785. If this register be an authentic enrolment, which I have neither reason nor inclination to doubt, I

Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2015.02.02
Dai Alanye
***..

Interesting look at boy soldiers and war in India during the early 1800s. Difficult to separate fact from fiction in spots, especially with regard to animal tales that would have done some credit to Aesop, and quotes from Irish soldiers equal to anything the stage offers.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp by John Shipp - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp by John Shipp - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp by John Shipp - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp by John Shipp - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp by John Shipp - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp by John Shipp - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
Autobiography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Siddhartha
by Herman Hesse
Admiral Farragut
by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Bonnie Prince Charlie
by G.A. Henty

See more popular titles from this genre.