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The Resource Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell

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Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles
Title
Waterloo
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the history of four days, three armies and three battles
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Bernard Cornwell
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eng
Summary
From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels and in the bicentenary year of the battle - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour by hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe
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In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon’s daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, he brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles—as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the actual outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end
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10414769
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BT
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Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
940.27
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  • illustrations
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  • portraits
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index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
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adult
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the history of four days, three armies, and three battles
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Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell
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Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053338043
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780007539383
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053338043
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780007539383
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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