Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

By: Cornwell, Bernard

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352pp. 8vo (9.5" x 6.25" x 1.25"). Red cloth over boards, stamped spine. Book has a complete number line from 1-10, is a stated First US Edition, is unread, unmarked, unclipped (price of $35.00 is on the flap), bright, tigh, and Brodart protected. Two upper front corners of book have been bumped. Chock full of maps and illustrations. Bibliography and Index.

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#1 Bestseller in the U.K.

From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought--a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

On June 18, 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 Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gave its name would become a landmark in European history.

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.

Published to coincide with the battle's bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy--and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

Title: Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

Author Name: Cornwell, Bernard

Categories: History, Military,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2014

ISBN Number: 0062312057

ISBN Number 13: 9780062312051

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 0002647