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Who was who at Waterloo

Who was who at Waterloo
a biography of the battle

  • ISBN: 9780582784055
  • Editorial: Pearson Education
  • Lugar de la edición: Harlow. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 465
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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Who Was Who at Waterloo presents this famous battle as never before: told through the personal stories of over one hundred and fifty people at the battle or its immediate aftermath. Eyewitness accounts from the field of combat are combined with personal histories that bring both the battle and the period to life. Arranged in alphabetical order, this book boasts a colourful cast of characters from Napoleon, Wellington and their generals to the foot soldiers, politicians, peasants, surgeons, artists, novelists, poets, scientists and entrepreneurs, who were also present. This is not just the story of a battle but a glimpse into nineteenth century warfare, politics, culture, medicine and science. Using extensive first-hand testimony, Summerville identifies the myths, irregularities and cover-ups surrounding Waterloo: there was no 'charge' of the Scots Greys, the Belgian troops didn't run away, and the French Army wasn't 'totally routed'. He also explores previously uncharted territory, asking: was Waterloo responsible for launching the modern tourist industry, modern neuro-surgery and the novels of Sir Walter Scott? And why did Wellington refuse to write about Waterloo while Napoleon could not stop? Fully illustrated and easy to navigate, Who Was Who at Waterloo is an invaluable guide and reference book to the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath.


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