Sharpe's Sword (Sharpe Series #14)

Sharpe's Sword (Sharpe Series #14)

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by Bernard Cornwell
     
 

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The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin.  He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once.  Now, he's getting a second chance.

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The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin.  He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once.  Now, he's getting a second chance.

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Library Journal
This powerful, exciting novel, the fourth in Cornwell's fine series on the Napoleonic Wars (e.g., Sharpe's Honour, Audio Reviews, LJ 5/15/95), focuses on a key turning point: Wellington's defeat of the French in the Battle of Salamanca. Sharpe, who embodies the heroism of the common soldier, dies a dozen deaths in his struggle against Colonel Leroux, the man responsible for killing Britain's top spies. Sharpe falls into the beguiling Marquesa's web, blissfully unaware that the actions of this passionate beauty will determine victor and vanquished. The author details military strategy, pits infantry against cavalry, and shows how class considerations impact the entire conduct of the war, including medical treatment of wounded officers and low-born soldiers. A valuable epilog reveals how closely the recording captures the historic individuals and locations. The television miniseries and reader Frederick Davidson's performance will provide a large audience for this outstanding work. Highly recommended.-James Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.
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"Marvelous...Bravery and audacity amidst the drama and turmoil of war."—Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101191330
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Series:
Sharpe Series , #14
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
44,426
File size:
811 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Consistently exciting…these are wonderful novels!
From the Publisher
"Marvelous...Bravery and audacity amidst the drama and turmoil of war."—Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

Meet the Author

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo--and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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