• 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.


  • 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.

Waterloo The History of Four Days Three Armies and Three Battles

  • Filename: waterloo-the-history-of-four-days-three-armies-and-three-battles.
  • ISBN: 9780007539390
  • Release Date: 2014-09-11
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller ‘A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered’ Max Hastings ‘Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.’


  • 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.

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.

Four Days in June

  • Filename: four-days-in-june.
  • ISBN: 9780007201044
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 369
  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

It is June 1815, and three armies have converged on the fields of Waterloo to fight a historic battle for honor, glory, and civilization. Amidst the masses of soldiers, five men prepare to face one another: General De Lancey, Wellington's new Quartermaster-General, recently married and yearning for his beautiful wife; Colonel MacDonnell, a Scot who must hold his post to the last man; General Ziethen of the Prussian army, distrustful of the British but vital to their cause; Marshall Ney, mistrusted by Napoleon but revered by the French soldiers; and Napoleon himself, who must prove his worth as a great warrior for the glory of France. As the conflict develops and draws to its bloody conclusion, each of the five men view the the battle from a different perspective, and all experience defiance, desperation, and great courage.

Nelson s Trafalgar

  • Filename: nelson-s-trafalgar.
  • ISBN: 9781440627293
  • Release Date: 2006-10-31
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Roy Adkins
  • Publisher: Penguin

An explosive chronicle of history's greatest sea battle In the tradition of Antony Beevor's Stalingrad, Nelson's Trafalgar presents the definitive blow-by-blow account of the world's most famous naval battle, when the British Royal Navy under Lord Horatio Nelson dealt a decisive blow to the forces of Napoleon. The Battle of Trafalgar comes boldly to life in this definitive work that re-creates those five momentous, earsplitting hours with unrivaled detail and intensity.

The Battle

  • Filename: the-battle.
  • ISBN: 9781782391388
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Alessandro Barbero
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

At Waterloo, some 70,000 men under Napoleon and an equal number under Wellington faced one another in a titanic battle. Alessandro Barbero's majestic account combines British and French histories to give voice to all nationions involved. The Battle is a masterpiece of military history.

Sharpe s Waterloo

  • Filename: sharpe-s-waterloo.
  • ISBN: 000745290X
  • Release Date: 2012-06-01
  • Number of pages: 444
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperTorch

It is 1815. Sharpe is serving on the personal staff of the Prince of Orange, who refuses to listen to Sharpe's reports of an enormous army, led by Napoleon, marching towards them.The Battle of Waterloo commences and it seems as if Sharpe must stand by and watch the grandest scale of military folly. But at the height of battle, as victory seems impossible, Sharpe takes command and the most hard-fought and bloody battle of his career becomes his most magnificent triumph.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Napoleon and Wellington

  • Filename: napoleon-and-wellington.
  • ISBN: 9780297865261
  • Release Date: 2010-12-16
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Andrew Roberts
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

A dual biography of the greatest opposing generals of their age who ultimately became fixated on one another, by a bestselling historian. On the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards historians have accused him of gross overconfidence, and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. Napoleon, who was born in the same year as Wellington - 1769 - fought Wellington by proxy years earlier in the Peninsula War, praising his ruthlessness in private while publicly deriding him as a mere 'sepoy general'. In contrast, Wellington publicly lauded Napoleon, saying that his presence on a battlefield was worth forty thousand men, but privately wrote long memoranda lambasting Napoleon's campaigning techniques. Although Wellington saved Napoleon from execution after Waterloo, Napoleon left money in his will to the man who had tried to assassinate Wellington. Wellington in turn amassed a series of Napoleonic trophies of his great victory, even sleeping with two of the Emperor's mistresses.


  • Filename: waterloo.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015008783717
  • Release Date: 1980-05-01
  • Number of pages: 239
  • Author: William Seymour
  • Publisher: Random House

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  • 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.


  • 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 Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

  • Filename: the-lie-at-the-heart-of-waterloo.
  • ISBN: 0750959622
  • Release Date: 2015-04-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Nigel Sale
  • Publisher: History PressLtd

Waterloo has, perhaps, a greater claim to have left its mark on Europe than any single battle before it, yet, even after two hundred years, there is confusion about how the battle ended. Readers will believe they know perfectly well how Wellington gave the order to the men of the First Foot Guards and they finished the business; but they will find themselves mistaken and intrigued.The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo is not the customary eulogy but a critical analysis of the carefully engineered misinformation that has often totally misled historians and students of military history for so long. The author uses quotations from eyewitnesses – not only those published shortly after the battle but also the most modern academic work – to tell the true story.The truth is as complicated and dramatic as anyone could desire. There is also an answer to the inevitable question: why has this knowledge been hidden for so long? The process of unravelling the mystery brings to life the horrifying reality of battle for the soldiers in Napoleonic warfare. There is also a whiff of suicide and blackmail, and senior officers’ reputations are not sacrosanct.This history shines a light on the confusion and challenges long-standing assumptions. It is supported by a sequence of specially produced full-colour maps.

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.

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