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Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell

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Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles
Title
Waterloo
Title remainder
the history of four days, three armies and three battles
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Bernard Cornwell
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Language
eng
Summary
From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels and in the bicentenary year of the battle - this is the true story of Waterloo. 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
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Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
940.2/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC242
LC item number
.C67 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
  • Waterloo, Battle of (Belgium : 1815)
  • Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
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Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Glorious news! Nap's landed again in France, Hurrah! -- Napoleon has humbugged me, by God! -- The fate of France is in your hands! -- Avancez, mes enfants, courage, encore une fois, Français! -- Ah! Now I've got them, those English! -- A cannon ball came from the Lord knows where and took the head off our right-hand man -- The Big Boots don't like rough stuff! -- Those terrible grey horses, how they fight! -- We had our revenge! Such slaughtering! -- The most beautiful troops in the world -- Defend yourselves! Defend yourselves! They are coming everywhere! -- Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained -- Aftermath: a thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee
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1 online resource (352 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780062312075
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
322F763E-5DDA-437A-9594-5948EC2608B2
System control number
  • 2032535
  • (OCoLC)906826172
  • (OCoLC)ocn906826172
  • 2032535
Label
Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Glorious news! Nap's landed again in France, Hurrah! -- Napoleon has humbugged me, by God! -- The fate of France is in your hands! -- Avancez, mes enfants, courage, encore une fois, Français! -- Ah! Now I've got them, those English! -- A cannon ball came from the Lord knows where and took the head off our right-hand man -- The Big Boots don't like rough stuff! -- Those terrible grey horses, how they fight! -- We had our revenge! Such slaughtering! -- The most beautiful troops in the world -- Defend yourselves! Defend yourselves! They are coming everywhere! -- Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained -- Aftermath: a thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062312075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
322F763E-5DDA-437A-9594-5948EC2608B2
System control number
  • 2032535
  • (OCoLC)906826172
  • (OCoLC)ocn906826172
  • 2032535

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