Liberty or Death (Signed copy)
Signed by Patrick French. India's Journey to Independence and Divsion
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, xxiii + 467pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Patrick French.
At midnight on 14 August 1947, Great Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain's role as an imperial power came to an end. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Patrick French brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Winston Churchill to Mahatma Gandhi. The result is a compelling story of deal-making, missed opportunities, hope and tragedy.
A good copy, but the pages' top edge is foxed and tanned, and with lighter tanning to the fore-edge.