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Classic War Stories: Fourteen Thrilling Tales from the Battlefield

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Enduring and irresistible, these stories of battles great and small are among the timeless standouts of the genre. From Winston Churchill's dramatic escape from captivity during the Boer War, to Napoleon facing Wellington at Waterloo, to Francis Parkman's account of the fall of Fort William Henry on the American frontier, these are the stories that quicken the pulse and move the heart.

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Overview

Enduring and irresistible, these stories of battles great and small are among the timeless standouts of the genre. From Winston Churchill's dramatic escape from captivity during the Boer War, to Napoleon facing Wellington at Waterloo, to Francis Parkman's account of the fall of Fort William Henry on the American frontier, these are the stories that quicken the pulse and move the heart.

Included, among others, are:

The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale--The Return of a Private by Hamlin Garland--The Invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar--Ball-of-Fat by Guy De Maupassant The Drums of the Fore and Aft by Rudyard Kipling--An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce--Mr. Standfast by John Buchan--Through the Wheat by James Boyd The Battle of Borodino by Leo Tolstoy--Capture and Escape by Winston S. Churchill Fort William Henry by Francis Parkman--The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson--The Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava by Tennyson--Waterloo by Victor Hugo--The Private History of a Campaign That Failed by Mark Twain--Gettysburg by General James Longstreet--The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Here, in one volume, is the experience of war brought to the reader with all the force and feeling great prose can achieve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592280582
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Classic
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lamar Underwood is the former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and is presently the editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York. Among the books he has authored and edited are The Bass Almanac, On Dangerous Ground and Whitetail Tactics of the Pros.

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Table of Contents

Introduction VII
1. Carrying the Flag 1
2. Waterloo 43
3. Fort William Henry 1757 97
4. Trenches 139
5. Gunga Din 171
6. Andrey and Bagration: A Rearguard Action 175
7. The Trojan Horse 223
8. Invading Britain 235
9. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 251
10. The Pass of Thermoplylae 430 B.C. 269
11. The 'Brigade Classics' 283
12. The Battle of Hastings 291
13. The View from a Hill 317
14. The Taking of Lungtungpen 329
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