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The Black Hole of Calcutta

The Black Hole of Calcutta

(1965)
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A bare, low-ceilinged dungeon with two barred air-holes, the cell known as the Black Hole prison, in the British East India Company's Fort William, was intended to hold at most a couple of prisoners. But on the terrible night of June 20, 1756, at the end of a four-day battle of astonishing ferocity which saw a vast Indian horde overwhelm the Fort's defenders, 145 men and one woman were cruelly herded into the Black Hole. Only twenty-three survived the ten horriÞc hours till their release at dawn. The siege of Calcutta and the night of the Black Hole together comprise one of the most dramatic episodes of British Imperial history, and Noel Barber's detailed "reconstruction" is so gripping and well-written that I do not hesitate to class his book as history at its compellingly readable best.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: The Black Hole of Calcutta
Author(s): Noel Barber
ISBN: 0-88029-421-3 / 978-0-88029-421-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dorset Pr
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August 1965 : UK Hardback
Title: Black Hole of Calcutta: A Reconstruction
Author(s): Noel Barber
ISBN: 0-00-241060-5 / 978-0-00-241060-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Black Hole of Calcutta (Sutton history classics)
Author(s): Noel Barber
ISBN: 0-7509-3389-5 / 978-0-7509-3389-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Black Hole of Calcutta: A Reconstruction
Author(s): Noel Barber
ISBN: 1-58579-007-9 / 978-1-58579-007-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
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September 1982 : USA Paperback
Title: The Black Hole of Calcutta (A Collier classic)
Author(s): Noel Barber
ISBN: 0-02-030390-4 / 978-0-02-030390-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Collier Books
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March 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Black Hole of Calcutta: A Reconstruction
Author(s): Noel Barber
ISBN: 0-00-612215-9 / 978-0-00-612215-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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