Bugles and a Tiger
A Volume Of Autobiography
By John Masters
The Viking Press - New York
original copyright 1948
A great gift for your history buff or any interested in India in the early 20th century.
From the Forward
"This is a factual story, but not a history. Please do not pounce on me with scorn if it turns out there were seven, not eight, platoons of Tochi scouts on the Iblanke that night of May11-12, 1937. For the purpose of this book, it does not matter. That purpose is to tell the sotry of how a schoolboy became a professional soldier of the old Indian Army. This is also the tale of a race against time, for the Second World War, is beginning as this story ends. "In the course of the story I hope to have given an idea of what India was like in those last twilit days of the Indian Empire, and something more than a tourist's view of some of the people who lived there." J.M.
Condition: This book is in good vintage condition. The cover has some smudges and staining but the embossed characters and title on the front and spine are clear. There is some shelf wear along the edges and corners. The binding is secure and all of the pages are attached. There is a spot inside the cover where the cover is slightly pulling away. There is a yellow shadow inside the front and back where the dust jacket was attached. The pages are slightly yellowed with age but we found no rips or tears. The edges of the pages show some slight soiling. There is a place in the inside cover where the owners initials were once written in pencil but erased leaving a shadow of the letters.
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