As I’ve been on something of a Seven Years’ War kick of late, working my way through the collected works of Francis Parkman, it occured to me this weekend that now would be a great time to hunt up my biography of Robert Clive in order to get the Subcontinental angle on the matter.

I proceeded to start rooting around my library, only to discover after a thorough search that I don’t actually have a biography of Robert Clive.   This struck me as extremely strange because I would have sworn both that I had asked for recommendations among the llamaphiles and port swillers before and that I had acted on said recommendations.  Apparently not, though. 

 Sigh.  Another neuron dead and gone.

Thus, I’m afraid I will have to ask again: Can anyone recommend a good biography of Robert Clive?