These pages challenge a historical heresy. They refuse to join in the chorus led by Milner, Colvin, and Cromer, and to agree that Ismail Pasha, the first Khedive of Egypt, was a spendthrift, a voluptuary, and a thief. Not even great names can stand up against facts and figures culled from official sources.
Preface 1. The Rape of Egypt 2. The Downward Path 3. The Upward Trend 4. The Fight on the Corvee 5. The War on Slavery 6. The Baker Expedition 7. The Gordon Mission 8. Canals and Bridges 9. Averting a Financial Crisis 10. Abraham Bay 11. The Sultan and His Birds 12. The Sultan Outgrows Birds 13. Shut that Window! 14. The Cave Report 15. The Goschen Mission 16. Ministerial Responsibility 17. The Last Phase INDEX
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