By Bernard Cornwell
#1 Bestseller within the U.K.
From the New York Times bestselling writer and grasp of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated historical past of 1 of the best battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle released to commemorate the 2 hundredth anniversary of Napoleon’s final stand.
On June 18, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. within the past 3 days, the French military had overwhelmed the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies have been in retreat. The little village north of the place they became to struggle the French military was once referred to as Waterloo. The blood-soaked conflict to which it gave its identify could develop into a landmark in ecu history.
In his first paintings of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling abilities with a meticulously researched heritage to provide a riveting chronicle of each dramatic second, from Napoleon’s bold get away from Elba to the smoke and gore of the 3 battlefields and their aftermath. via fees from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the standard officials and infantrymen, he brings to existence the way it truly felt to struggle these recognized battles—as good because the moments of wonderful bravery on either side that left the particular consequence placing within the stability till the sour end.
Published to coincide with the battle’s bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a demanding and gripping tale of heroism and tragedy—and of the ultimate conflict that decided the destiny of nineteenth-century Europe.
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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell