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Waterloo Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo By Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell


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The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller

'A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered' Max Hastings

'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.'

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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell

The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller

'A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered' Max Hastings

'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.'

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.

Waterloo Reviews

Praise for Waterloo:

'[...] An account that is both vivid and scholarly. Readers new to the Waterloo campaign could hope for no better introduction, and veterans will find fresh insights.' Independent

'Cornwell is excellent on the minutiae of tactics [...] he offers narrative clarity, and a sure grip on personalities and period.' Max Hastings, The Sunday Times

'An excellent first foray into non-fiction, and proof that good narrative history is no different from fiction - it's all about the story.' Evening Standard

'A gripping "fife and drum" account [...] beautifully produced.' Country Life

Praise for Bernard Cornwell's previous titles:

'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.' George R.R. Martin

'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer

About Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord series, the Grail Quest and the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.

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CIN000847103
9780007580194
0007580193
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2014-09-11
352
N/A
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