Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Farwell studied at the Ohio State University.
5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Farwell studied at the University of Chicago.
(This is the story of what Kipling called the "savage wars...)
This is the story of what Kipling called the "savage wars of peace." Throughout Queen Victoria's long reign there was not a single year in which somewhere in the world British soldiers were not fighting for her and her Empire. Byron Farwell's latest book records the fascinating story of these little-known wars, and of the men who fought them. Indexed.
(This is an upstairs-downstairs view of the Victorian-Edwa...)
This is an upstairs-downstairs view of the Victorian-Edwardian army, one of the world's most peculiar fighting forces. The battles it fought are household words, but the idiosyncrasies and eccentricities of its soldiers and the often appalling conditions under which they lived have gone largely unrecorded. Byron Farwell explores here the lives of officers and men, their foibles, gallantry, and diversions, their discipline and their rewards.
(This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they co...)
This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkable valor. Their story is as colorful and as romantic as that of the French Foreign Legion, and yet it has never been fully or adequately told.
(Farwell has produced an unvarnished portrait of the most ...)
Farwell has produced an unvarnished portrait of the most dramatic era in the history of the British Empire. His is the first book to give a complete account of all the military forces in India during the last 90 years of the British raj.
(Retells the story of the October 21, 1861, Battle of Ball...)
Retells the story of the October 21, 1861, Battle of Ball's Bluff, and examines the effects this seemingly minor Virginia battle had on the Civil War
(The definitive one-volume reference to the armies, arms, ...)
The definitive one-volume reference to the armies, arms, and actions of the century that defined modern warfare.
Farwell grew up in Iowa and left for the Ohio State University in 1939. His studies were interrupted by World War II. Farwell served as an officer in the North African and Italian campaigns. He returned to his studies in 1946 at the University of Chicago but did not graduate, leaving for the Korean War in 1950.
In 1954, Farwell was hired at Chrysler Corp and served in Geneva, Switzerland, as director of administration for Chrysler International from 1959 to 1971.
Retiring from Chrysler, Farwell moved to Virginia, settling in Hillsboro, which claimed to be the state’s smallest town. He ran for mayor three times successfully, serving in that post from 1976 to 1982.
Farwell contributed articles to The Washington Post, American Heritage and Smithsonian, and completing several books including The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918, and Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson. His last book, The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Land Warfare, was expected to be published in 2000, and he was writing another book when he died. Farwell gave his papers to the University of Iowa.
(Retells the story of the October 21, 1861, Battle of Ball...)1990
(This is an upstairs-downstairs view of the Victorian-Edwa...)1981
(The definitive one-volume reference to the armies, arms, ...)2001
(Farwell has produced an unvarnished portrait of the most ...)1989
(The Great Boer War is a definitive history of a dramatic ...)1990
("The Man Who Presumed" by Byron Farwell is the biography ...)
(This is the story of what Kipling called the "savage wars...)1972
(This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they co...)1984
Farwell was a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and a member of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Literature.
Byron Farwell married Ruth Saxby. The marriage produced 3 children - Joyce, Byron John and Lesley.