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Napoleon and Wellington : the Battle of Waterloo and the great commanders who fought it

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the relationship between the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington prior to and in the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, the most decisive battle of the nineteenth century.
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Named Person: Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Frankreich Kaiser; Arthur Wellesley Wellington; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, duc de).; Napoléon, empereur des Français); Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Roberts
ISBN: 0743228324 9780743228329
OCLC Number: 50491301
Description: xxxii, 350 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The road to Waterloo. 'A fine time for an enterprising young man': 1769-1799 --
Apprenticeship at arms: 1799-1805 --
A near miss: 1805-1808 --
To lie like a bulletin: 1808-1809 --
First recognition 1809-1810 --
Will he? Won't he?: 1810-1811 --
Two retreats, one tragedy: 1812-1813 --
'Napoleon has abdicated': 1813-1814 --
Evenings on Elba, nights in Paris: 1814-1815 --
A hundred-day dash for La gloire: March-June 1815 --
pt. 2. Waterloo and its aftermath. 'Thank God, I have met him!': 18 June 1815 --
Wellington protects Napoleon (and his own reputation): June-July 1815 --
Shepherding the scapegoats: 1815-1816 --
A shrinking colossus: 1817-1821 --
Remembering with advantages: 1822-1835 --
The War for Clio's Ear: 1836-1852 --
Maps. The Peninsular War 1808-14 ; The Waterloo Campaign 15-18 June 1815 ; The Battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815.
Responsibility: Andrew Roberts.
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