Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies, and three battles
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014?].
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Format
Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062312051, 0062312057

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-348) and index.
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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.

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Cornwell, B. (2014). Waterloo: the history of four days, three armies, and three battles (First U.S. edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Cornwell, Bernard. 2014. Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Cornwell, Bernard. Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.

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Cornwell, Bernard. Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles First U.S. edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.

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