Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwall

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwall --- 352 pages, including Acknowledgements, Bibliography and Index

June 18, 2015 will be the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, that watershed event in British and European history, when the Duke of Wellington and his Prussian ally, Marshall von Blücher, defeated Napoleon's comeback bid. 

Cornwall, a noted British author of military historical fiction, puts his formidable writing skills to the task of organizing a coherent account of one of the most complicated battles on record; complicated by the tactics and confusions that concentrated an enormous number of combatants into a constricted and difficult terrain. One survivor of that hellish day later wrote that he began to think that no one on either side would live to know who had prevailed.

Click HERE to read a review from the Spectator.
Click HERE to read a review from the Economist.

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