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Clive - The Life and Death of a British Emperor

Robert Harvey

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

The first full biography for over twenty years of a dazzling soldier and administrator, the founder of the British Raj in India, the remarkable Robert Clive

A dashing biography full of rich detail and sharp comment
The Times

Robert Harvey has written an in-depth study of the extraordinary man who was one of Britain s great romantic adventurers. At the age of 35, Clive had conquered the continent of India and established an empire that endured for two centuries. Despite his fame and immense fortune, he died mysteriously at the age of 50. His death was thought by many to be suicide, but Harvey produces compelling evidence that casts doubt on that. With access to unpublished papers CLIVE OF INDIA illuminates the real man behind the myths for the first time.

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Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey has been a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, assistant editor of The Economist and an MP. He is the author of many books, including a highly popular biography of Lord Cochrane.

He is a former member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, was assistant editor of The Economist, and foreign affairs leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. His books include The Undefeated: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Modern Japan, Portugal: Birth of a Democracy, Liberators and Cochrane. Robert lives in Powys, Wales.

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