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Sinopsis: John Pendlebury (1904-41), the "Cretan Lawrence", was shot in the first months of the German occupation of Crete while organizing bands of guerrillas to fight the invaders. Not a professional soldier, Pendlebury was chosen for the task because of his intimate knowledge of Crete, its people and language, acquired through his years of archaeological experience on the island. As Curator at Knossos, successor to Sir Arthur Evans, his athleticism and taste for adventure has taken him all over the island in search of ancient sites. Pendlebury's passion for the ancient world also took him to Egypt, where he was Director of the excavations at Tell el-Amarna, city of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti. At Cambridge in the mid 1920s he won a Blue for athletics, competing with contemporaries such as Lord Burghley, and a first class degree in Classics and Archaeology. In this, the first biography of John Pendlebury, Imogen Grundon constructs a vivid picture of a brilliant and charismatic scholar-hero, whose life was lived, and ultimately lost, by an ideal of romantic chivalry.
About the Author: Imogen Grundon is an archaeologist, surveyor and investigator of historic buildings. As an archaeologist, she worked in the Middle East, including four seasons at Tell el-Amarna. She also worked in Greece, at Mycenae, and in Crete, at Palaikastro and Knossos. She now investigates the history and development of historic buildings in Britain as well as continuing survey work abroad. She currently lives in Cambridge. For further information on her work and on the research surrounding this book, please visit http://www.imogengrundon.com . Patrick Leigh Fermor is one of Britain's best-loved writers. Beginning his travels at the age of seventeen, he walked from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in 1933, a two-year journey he recounted in A Time of Gifts (1977) and Between the Woods and the Water (1986). He is currently working on the third volume. He was appointed as Greek liaison officer in 1940/1, and was dropped by parachute at night on the Lasithi Plain. He conceived and carried out one of the most daring exploits of the Second World War, the kidnap and smuggling to Egypt of the German General Kreipe. The story was recorded in the book Ill Met By Moonlight (1950), which was made into a film with Dirk Bogarde playing Patrick Leigh Fermor. After the war, he wrote books on his travels in Greece and elsewhere. A collection of his less well-known writings was recently published in Words of Mercury (2003).
Título: The Rash Adventurer: A Life of John ...
Editorial: Libri Publications Ltd
Año de publicación: 2007
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Libri Publications, 2007. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96994872
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Descripción Libri Publications, London, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor, unread, mint condtion, not price clipped, no owner's name or other inscription, D/j protected by a clear removable sleeve. Nº de ref. de la librería 01267
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Descripción Libri Publications Ltd,uk, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. uk1st.edition.1st.printing.fine hardback in fine dustwrapper.thiscopy is inscribed by the author on the half title page "dear hugh-with very kind regards-Imogen". Inscribed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 15rttdxv
Descripción Libri Publications, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021901965066
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