Waterloo The History of Four Days Three Armies and Three Battles

  • Filename: waterloo-the-history-of-four-days-three-armies-and-three-battles.
  • ISBN: 9781312925229
  • Release Date: 2015-02-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc



From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth 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 the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history.

Waterloo

  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: 9780062312075
  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



#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.

Waterloo

  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: 0007539401
  • Release Date: 2015-05-07
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: William Collins



"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.

The Longest Afternoon

  • Filename: the-longest-afternoon.
  • ISBN: 9780141979274
  • Release Date: 2014-09-25
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Brendan Simms
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy Europe had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon had returned to France and threatened another generation of fighting across the devastated and exhausted continent. At the small Belgian village of Waterloo two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe. Unknown either to Napoleon or Wellington the battle would be decided by a small, ordinary group of British and German troops given the task of defending the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte. This book tells their extraordinary story, brilliantly recapturing the fear, chaos and chanciness of battle and using previously untapped eye-witness reports. Through determination, cunning and fighting spirit, some four hundred soldiers held off many thousands of French and changed the course of history.

Waterloo

  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: 9781446466339
  • Release Date: 2014-10-09
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Paul O'Keeffe
  • Publisher: Random House



After midnight, 19 June 1815... On the battlefield more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lie dead and wounded; the wreckage of a once proud French Grande Armée struggles in abject disorder to the Belgian frontier pursued by murderous Prussian lancers; and Napoleon Bonaparte, exhausted and stunned at the scale of his defeat, rode through the darkness towards Paris, abdication and captivity. In the days, weeks and months that followed, news of the battle shaped the consciousness of an age. Drawing on a multiplicity of contemporary voices and viewpoints, Paul O’Keeffe brings into focus as never before the sights, sounds and smells of the battlefield, of conquest and defeat, of celebration and riot.

Waterloo

  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: 9780748134120
  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Tim Clayton
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restoration of the old European monarchies, and it represented one of very few defeats for the glorious French army, most of whose soldiers remained devoted to their Emperor until the very end. Extraordinary though it may seem much about the Battle of Waterloo has remained uncertain, with many major features of the campaign hotly debated. Most histories have depended heavily on the evidence of British officers that were gathered about twenty years after the battle. But the recent publication of an abundance of fresh first-hand accounts from soldiers of all the participating armies has illuminated important episodes and enabled radical reappraisal of the course of the campaign. What emerges is a darker, muddier story, no longer biased by notions of regimental honour, but a tapestry of irony, accident, courage, horror and human frailty. An epic page turner, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first-class scholarly research, Waterloo is the real inside story of the greatest land battle in British history, the defining showdown of the age of muskets, bayonets, cavalry and cannon.

Waterloo

  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: 9781472810472
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Nick Lipscombe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Originally published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, this experlty researched volume looks at all the different aspects of the 100-day campaign which has become synonymous with the Napoleonic Wars and saw the eventual defeat of Napoleon's French forces. Ten articles by internationally renowned historians examine the battle from different angles, from the microcosm of the bitter fighting for the fortified farmhouse of Hougoumont through to a wider perspective of the 100-day campaign in its entirety. The official publication of the Waterloo 200 organization, Waterloo Â? The Decisive Victory offers a unique and authoritative history of one of the most important battles in world history.

The Battle of Waterloo Experience

  • Filename: the-battle-of-waterloo-experience.
  • ISBN: 0233004475
  • Release Date: 2015-05
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Peter Snow
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited



In 1814, with Napoleon in exile, it looked as if his career was over. Then the Emperor escaped and made a last stand, which climaxed on June 18, 1815 at Waterloo. Published to mark the 200th anniversary, this compelling and beautifully illustrated new treatment of the Hundred Days campaign includes reproductions of contemporary letters and documents that graphically portray Napoleon's final overthrow.

Waterloo Battlefield Guide

  • Filename: waterloo-battlefield-guide.
  • ISBN: 1783035137
  • Release Date: 2014-04-02
  • Number of pages: 291
  • Author: David Buttery
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword



The defeat of Napoleon's French army by the combined forces of Wellington and Blücher at Waterloo on 18 June 1815 was a turning point in world history. This was the climax of the Napoleonic Wars, and the outcome had a major influence on the shape of Europe for the next century and beyond. The battle was a milestone, and it cannot be properly understood without a detailed, on-the-ground study of the landscape in which it was fought - and that is the purpose of David Buttery's new battlefield guide. In vivid detail, using eyewitness accounts and an intimate knowledge of the terrain, he reconstructs Waterloo and he takes the reader - and the visitor - across the battleground as it is today. He focuses on the pivotal episodes in the fighting - the day-long struggle for the chateau at Hougoumont, the massive French infantry assaults, repeated cavalry charges, the fall of La Haye Sainte, the violent clashes in the village of Plancenoit, the repulse of the Imperial Guard and rout of the French army. This thoroughgoing, lucid, easy-to-follow guide will be a fascinating introduction for anyone who seeks to understand what happened on that momentous day, and it will be an essential companion for anyone who explores the battlefield in Belgium.

Azincourt

  • Filename: azincourt.
  • ISBN: 9780007287918
  • Release Date: 2008-11-12
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A unique novel, looking at one the greatest battles, a battle that was a turning point in history, from many points of view, by a master storyteller.

Harlequin The Grail Quest Book 1

  • Filename: harlequin-the-grail-quest-book-1.
  • ISBN: 9780007338788
  • Release Date: 2009-07-24
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Harlequins are lost souls, so loved by the devil that he would not take them to hell, but left them to roam the earth. In French, the word is hellequin – the name given to the English archers who crossed the Channel to lay waste the towns and countryside.

Enemy of God

  • Filename: enemy-of-god.
  • ISBN: 9780141929125
  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur has brought a fragile peace to Britain - but it cannot last . . . Uniting the restive British kingdoms behind him, Arthur believes he can now hold back the Saxons threatening the country. Meanwhile, Merlin sets out on a quest to uncover the sacred Treasures of Britain, hoping they will prove decisive in the coming battle. But in a country where the cult of the Christians is spreading, Merlin's quest is divisive. And the ambitions of the rival warlord Lancelot threaten the delicate peace. Could even those closest to Arthur be moved to betray him? In the second book of the Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell brilliantly retells the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. 'Wonderful and haunting' People Magazine 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo

  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: 1781590435
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: Andrew Field
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword



Napoleonic Wars.

The Pale Horseman The Last Kingdom Series Book 2

  • Filename: the-pale-horseman-the-last-kingdom-series-book-2.
  • ISBN: 9780007338825
  • Release Date: 2009-07-24
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



BBC2’s major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. THE PALE HORSEMAN is the second book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March.

The Battle of Waterloo

  • Filename: the-battle-of-waterloo.
  • ISBN: 0233005137
  • Release Date: 2017-06-15
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Peter Snow
  • Publisher:



A visually stunning examination of the battle that changed Europe forever: Napoleon's last stand at Waterloo. In 1814, with Napoleon in exile, it looked as if his career was over. Then the Emperor escaped and made a last stand, which climaxed on June 18, 1815, at Waterloo. This compelling and richly illustrated treatment of the Hundred Days campaign includes reproductions of contemporary letters and documents that graphically portray Napoleon's final overthrow, as well as information on the armies, commanders, battlefield topography, and the campaign's consequences for Europe.

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