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Gleig, G. R. (George Robert) 1796-1888

Overview
Works: 460 works in 1,295 publications in 5 languages and 7,535 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Fiction  Military history  Sources  Personal narratives‡vEnglish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Translator
Classifications: E355.6, 973.523
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Most widely held works by G. R Gleig
The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans by G. R Gleig( Book )

49 editions published between 1827 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tactless and ambitious, George Robert Gleig was perhaps a strange choice for an army chaplain; however, his enthusiasm for army life was clear and as an annalist of military manoeuvres he proved both insightful and popular. First published in 1821, just six years after he had witnessed the British campaigns in Washington and New Orleans, Gleig's volume presented readers with a vivid chronicle of conflicts that had unfolded thousands of miles from their own cosy parlours and drawing rooms. Just as his own itinerary had moved him rapidly from one iconic landmark to the next, so too does the pace of his written narrative progress. From Bermuda to the Blue Mountains and on to New Orleans, this account provides a glimpse of the impressions, sentiments and attitudes fostered among the young men who fought some of the most influential battles in British and American history
The life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington by G. R Gleig( Book )

60 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subaltern: a chronicle of the Peninsular War by G. R Gleig( Book )

56 editions published between 1 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. The Reverend Gleig was a famous military author of his day, a former officer in the British army, a commentator on military matters and a close relationship with the Iron Duke, Wellington. He wrote many works and articles including a biography of Wellington, a book based on his own experiences during the war of 1812 in America and editing the memoirs of a Chelsea pensioner. Originally published as a series of articles in Blackwoods Magazine, in the 1820s Reverend Gleig's most famous novel, The Subaltern, was published as a book in its own right soon after going through numerous editions. It presents a slightly coloured and retouched memoir of Gleig's own experiences in the Duke's army in the Peninsular and the invasion of the South of France. Somewhat lighter in tone than some of the more gruesome memoirs written of the war, it is a fascinating read
A narrative of the campaigns of the British army at Washington, Baltimore, and New Orleans Under Generals Ross, Pakenham, and Lambert, in the years 1814 and 1815; with some account of the countries visited by G. R Gleig( Book )

19 editions published between 1821 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings, first governor-general of Bengal by Warren Hastings( Book )

19 editions published between 1841 and 2005 in English and French and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Robert, first lord Clive by G. R Gleig( Book )

24 editions published between 1848 and 1960 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the battle of Waterloo by G. R Gleig( Book )

34 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sale's brigade in Afghanistan, with an account of the seisure and defence of Jellalabad by G. R Gleig( Book )

26 editions published between 1846 and 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lille men detaljeret bog om Sales brigade, 13th Queens og 35th Bengal Native Infantrys kampe ved Kabul, Jellalabad (Jallalabad) under Afghanistankrigen 1839-1842
Personal reminiscences of the first Duke of Wellington, with sketches of some of his guests and contemporaries by G. R Gleig( Book )

18 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, bart. and K.C.B., late governor of Madras by G. R Gleig( Book )

20 editions published between 1830 and 1831 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chelsea pensioners by G. R Gleig( Book )

14 editions published between 1829 and 1978 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A subaltern in America; comprising the narrative of the campaigns of the British army, at Baltimore, Washington, &c., &c., during the late war by G. R Gleig( Book )

8 editions published between 1833 and 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country curate by G. R Gleig( Book )

16 editions published between 1830 and 1978 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Breck by G. R Gleig( Book )

7 editions published between 1834 and 1978 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichtliche darstellung des Feldzugs der Britten gegen die Nordamerikanischen freistaaten in den Jahren 1814 und 1815 unter den Generalen Ross, Pakenham und Lambert by G. R Gleig( Book )

9 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An officer, who is presumed to be George Robert Gleig, offers these first-hand accounts of British Army's role at Washington and New Orleans
The subaltern : the diaries of George Greig during the Peninsular War by G. R Gleig( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenants, or ""subalterns"" as they were called, were very young in the British Army of the Napoleonic Wars, so George Gleig was not unique when he joined the 85th Light Infantry at the age of 17. Thrown into action in Spain against invading French forces in the summer of 1813, Gleig fought continuously for 18 months. The unique quality of Gleig's personal account was recognized immediately, and his narrative was praised by the Duke of Wellington himself. Although not always readily available to the general public. Gleig's account has been extensively drawn on by later historians and histor
 
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The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans
Alternative Names
Author of The country curate 1796-1888

Author of The subaltern 1796-1888

Country curate, Author of the 1796-1888

George Gleig

George Gleig Brits schrijver (1796-1888)

George Robert Gleig Schriftsteller und Soldat

Gleic, C.R.

Gleig, G. R.

Gleig, G.R. 1796-1888

Gleig, George Robert 1796-1888

Officer who served in the expeditions

Subaltern, Author of the 1796-1888

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The life of Arthur, Duke of WellingtonStory of the battle of WaterlooSale's brigade in Afghanistan, with an account of the seisure and defence of JellalabadThe subaltern : the diaries of George Greig during the Peninsular WarThe subaltern : the diaries of George Greig during the Peninsular War