Raffles

Raffles

And the Golden Opportunity

eBook - 2012
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Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. The tropical, disease-ridden settings of his story are as dramatic as his own trajectory - an obscure young man with no advantages other than talent and obsessive drive, who changed history by establishing - without authority - on the wretchedly unpromising island of Singapor.
Publisher: London : Profile, 2012
ISBN: 9781847658241
1847658245
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (562 p.)

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