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Whose Business is to Die Adrian Goldsworthy

Whose Business is to Die By Adrian Goldsworthy

Whose Business is to Die by Adrian Goldsworthy


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The sixth volume in acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy's Peninsular War series, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Wellington's greatest victory at the Battle of Waterloo.

Whose Business is to Die Summary

Whose Business is to Die by Adrian Goldsworthy

In the Spring of 1811 the military situation in the Iberian Peninsula is looking grim for Britain and her allies. While Wellington has pushed the French out of Portugal, the price of victory has been high, and there is every chance that Napoleon's forces are gathering themselves for a fresh invasion. To make sure that doesn't happen, the British will have to go on the attack, but without the necessary resources, they will have to be bold - and lucky.

For Lieutenant Hamish Williams of the 106th Foot, the prospect of action, however perilous, is a welcome one. His last meeting with Jane McAndrews, the daughter of one of the regiment's most senior officers, did not go well, and the chances of winning her hand are looking slim. Going into battle against the enemy might not only provide a welcome distraction from his romantic predicament, but could actually help his cause, if he distinguishes himself enough to advance in the ranks.

What awaits him, however, is an engagement in which losses for some regiments will be so bad they are virtually destroyed, as British generals go in desperate pursuit of victory. For Williams and his comrades in the 106th, Albuera will prove the ultimate test of courage, skill - and good fortune - as the regiment is plunged into the heart of the bloodiest battle of the war.

Whose Business is to Die Reviews

Goldsworthy's grasp of military history and his intriguing storyline combine to keep us on the very edge of our seats. * DAILY MAIL *

About Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy is the acclaimed author of The Roman Army at War, Roman Warfare, The Punic Wars, Cannae, In the Name of Rome, Caesar: the Life of a Colossus, The Fall of the West and Antony and Cleopatra. He studied at St John's College, Oxford, and taught at a number of universities before becoming a full-time author. He regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes. Alongside his interest in the ancient world, he has always been fascinated by the world of Napoleon and Wellington, and the stories of the soldiers in their armies. Whose Business is to Die is the sixth novel in a series following the fortunes of a group of British soldiers in the fight against Napoleon. www.adriangoldsworthy.com

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GOR006830477
9780297871866
0297871862
Whose Business is to Die by Adrian Goldsworthy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
20150611
368
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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