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Sharpe's devil : Napoleon and South America, 1820-21

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An honored veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas. The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are called to the Spanish colony of Chile to find Don Blas Vivar, an old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable electronic books
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Fiction
History
Military history
War stories
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Thomas Cochrane Dundonald, Earl of; Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character); Thomas Cochrane Dundonald, Earl of; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN: 9780061834134 0061834130
OCLC Number: 1035078204
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Other Titles: Axis 360 (Digital media service)
Responsibility: Bernard Cornwell.

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An honored veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas. The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are called to the Spanish colony of Chile to find Don Blas Vivar, an old friend who has vanished without a trace?and who just happened to be the captain-general of Chile. Sharpe and Harper embark on a dangerous journey that carries them first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds?Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.

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