Next to Wellington: General Sir George Murray
The Story of a Scottish Soldier and Statesman, Wellington's Quartermaster GeneralSeries:
Imprint: Helion and Company
410 Pages, 6.7 x 9.6 in, 24 color ills, 41 b/w ills, 9 maps
- July 2023
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 2-3 weeks.
More than a fighting soldier and new ‘scientific’ staff officer, Murray was picked for a number of diplomatic missions and negotiations, where his intelligence, popularity, and ability to relate equally easily to royalty, subordinates, and both enemy and allied officers, marked him out as an invaluable asset in the war against Napoleon.
Murray’s personal life and private thoughts are at all times center stage, and an unlikely, scandalous, and socially damaging love match demonstrates Murray’s strong sense of loyalty and duty. These qualities underpinned his less-than-happy time in politics following Napoleon’s defeat. Murray and Wellington faced military and political foes side by side, trusted and admired each other, and were close personal friends for forty tumultuous years. Murray’s own story is here told for the first time.