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The Story of General Gordon

Jeanie Lang

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .P> Before many weeks were past, Gordon not only knew the trenches as well as any other officer or man there, but he knew more of the enemy's movements than did any other officer, old or young. He had "a special aptitude for war," says one general. "We used to send him to find out what new move the Russians were making."

Shortly after his adventure in the caves, Gordon had another narrow escape. A bullet fired at him from one of the Russian rifle-pits, 180 yards away, passed within an inch of his head. "It passed an inch above my nut into a bank I was passing," wrote Gordon, who had not forgotten his school-boy slang. But the only other remark he makes about his escape in his letter home is, "They (the Russians) are very good marksmen; their bullet is large and pointed."

Three months later, one of his brothers wrote home—"Charlie has had a miraculous escape. The day before yesterday he saw the smoke from an embrasure on his left an. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Great read

The text reads as bias in places but none the less seems accurate to history I have learned. The world could use more men like Gordon.

The book had some interesting insight, but was much too short in length and research. Major General Charles George "Chinese" Gordon was born 1-28-1833, in Woolwich, London, and died 1-26-1885. He was the son of Major General Henry William Gordon. Both father and son are suspected of suffering a form