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Waterloo [electronic resource] : The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles. Bernard Cornwell.

Cornwell, Bernard. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062312075 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: 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.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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 40853 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Military.
Genre: Electronic books.

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