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The Last Horseman South Africa The search for his missing son takes Joseph Radcliffe from the streets of Dublin smouldering with rebellion to the trackless veld of South Africa and the bloody brutality of the A

  • Title: The Last Horseman
  • Author: David Gilman
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Last Horseman By David Gilman, South Africa, 1900 The search for his missing son takes Joseph Radcliffe from the streets of Dublin, smouldering with rebellion, to the trackless veld of South Africa and the bloody brutality of the Anglo Boer War As a former cavalryman in the US army, Radcliffe is no stranger to war, but 800 miles north of Cape Town, under fire from Boer commandos and distrusted by theSouth Africa, 1900 The search for his missing son takes Joseph Radcliffe from the streets of Dublin, smouldering with rebellion, to the trackless veld of South Africa and the bloody brutality of the Anglo Boer War As a former cavalryman in the US army, Radcliffe is no stranger to war, but 800 miles north of Cape Town, under fire from Boer commandos and distrusted by the British forces, he will find his survival skills tested to the hilt The Last Horseman is an epic tale of heroism and treachery, love and loyalty, set against the backdrop of a conflict that shook an empire to its core What people are saying about THE LAST HORSEMAN Meticulous research, fascinating period details, grab you by the throat action and wonderfully vivid descriptions of South Africa I had high hopes for The Last Horseman I was, most definitely, not disappointed This book makes you experience every step and emotion along the way I wait impatiently for his next brilliant offering

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    1. A tale of a father and son who had to endure war to finally find a bond that would forever bind them to honor and pride.Joseph Radcliffe, a lawyer from Dublin, Ireland was unpopular as a defender of the Irish resistance fighters, losing lucrative cases, but believing in his work to defend those who could not afford a defense otherwise Together with his black American comrade Benjamin Pierce, they fought a battle in the courts of Dublin, against the British occupiers of their country, trying to [...]

    2. I was provided with a free copy of this book by Head of Zeus in exchange for an honest review.In the 1900s, Joseph Radcliffe is a liberal American living in an Ireland under British rule and acting as lawyer to many Irish Republicans Fenians set to hang When his son runs away to South Africa to attempt to join the British army and fight in the Boer War, Radcliffe goes after him, accompanied by his American army comrade Ben Pierce.I ended up really enjoying this It was well written with a grippin [...]

    3. David Gilman writes about the Anglo Boer War between 1899 and 1900 in The Last Horseman Irish American Joseph Radcliffe and his close friend and butler, Ben Pierce, travel to South Africa to search for Radcliffe s seventeen year old son, Edward, who has run away from home Edward thinks he is heading for adventure, but soon realises he is facing disaster.Joseph must mend bridges between himself and Edward, who has grown up without his mother, a fact for which he blames Joseph While there is much [...]

    4. The Last Horseman takes the reader to the end of the 19th century where an eclectic cast of characters are all involved in the Irish troubles in one way or another David Gilman has come up with a great cast, spread across all divides For a variety of reasons, the characters then find themselves in South Africa and embroiled in the Boer War There are many threads running through The Last Horseman, but Gilman s skill as an author and straightforward style mean that there is never any confusion It [...]

    5. ReviewAs a rule i tend to avoid books that touch on the troubles in Ireland, too close to home, and a bit modern But this book was always much than that, it may start in Ireland and the Irish element but its the Boer War that is the core of this book, and the Boer war is something that interests me A war that is on the cusp on the changes from cavalry warfare to something mechanised, smokeless gunpoweder, magazine fed rifles and SLR rifles, providing a war where the death toll starts to go to [...]

    6. The story begins on the eve of 1900 in Dublin, the hub of the British Army in Ireland The Royal Irish Regiment of Foot is being prepared for deployment to fight the Boers of South Africa Also, a young Finian is being submitted to British justice by hanging Subsequent to the hanging and deployment of the Royal Irish Regiment of Foot, a young teenaged boy of privilege runs away from his father and Dublin home to join his friends in the Regiment He has no plan and is captured by a Boer unit with a [...]

    7. This book has so many threads at the beginning of the story, that it is difficult to keep track of all the characters However, the author does manage to pull these threads together as the book progresses Joseph Radcliffe who is an Irish American lawyer defending the Fenian youths imprisoned in Dublin for terrorist activities, and his friend Pierce a black American, set off to find Joseph s son who has fled to South Africa after a disagreement with his father This teenage boy hopes to find his cl [...]

    8. I found this an enjoyable read It is primarily a military and historical read focusing mainly on the Boer War Radcliffe is an ex US cavalry officer but now practices law in Ireland The story is about him, his son and companion, Pierce again ex US cavalry It works well as a simple military tale however there are deeper levels to this book too War, the lives of coloured people, families and their secrets, principles all get an airing In particular the fact that Irish fought on both sides of the Bo [...]

    9. As a reader of Anglo Boer war history, it was with some uncertainty that I took on a fictional book set during the war I was pleasantly surprised at the depth and breadth of knowledge by the writer David Gilman It was an exciting story set at a time of limited warfare, depending on rifle, sword and horse, on the cusp of the new century when war changed to a new technological level The underpaying theme of Father and son conflict during adolescence was well developed during the story, as were the [...]

    10. An intriguing read centered around the unrest in Ireland at the turn of the 19th century and later on the Boer war in South Africa.An enjoyable read although some parts seemed to read a little like a film script, with uneccessary pathos To be fair there aren t too many parts like this its just somethiong that struck on a few occasions.The first part of the book I felt that the story line could go anywhere and it certainly piqued my curiosirty but as the story unfolded it became a little too inev [...]

    11. The Boer War and its consequences.Joseph Radcliffe and an emancipated black American Benjamin Pierce had fought together in the American Civil War and the Indian wars When Joseph married an Irish woman, Benjamin decided that he wanted to stay close to his friend so moved to Ireland with the family Joseph s wife has not been around to watch her son Edward grow up, but thanks to Benjamin s presence and help, Joseph has managed to open his law practice and give Edward a stable home life.Joseph, has [...]

    12. Well written and researched tale of war, whose characters are involved in wars on three continents America the Civil War and the wars against the Indian tribes , Ireland the struggle between the Republicans and England and South Africa the Boer English War of 1899 1902.

    13. Good StoryThis book was an entertaining read with a good plot and plenty of entertaining characters The historical content was also good as I haven t read many books on the Boer war.

    14. An entertaining read set during the Boer War Well written with good historical content and believable characters A different genre for me but I would recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction Thank you Net Galley for my copy.

    15. A great read Fform the cold dark sky s office Dublin to sweltering plains or South Africa An epic adventure that will keep you interested from page one

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