Books: Imparfit Gentil Knight

ROGER CASEMENT by BRIAN INGLIS 448 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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To an extraordinary number of people who had known or met him. Sir Roger Casement seemed the Edwardian era's parfit gentil knight. Handsome, beguiling, dedicated and quixotic, he spent his life, fragile health and meager income tilting not against windmills but against millstones: the brutal burdens loaded on colonialized peoples by their self-styled civilizers, not least upon his beloved Ireland. As far as his abilities were concerned, Casement was the kind of man who in other times and circumstances might have been an...

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