Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe

Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe

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by Geoff Wootten
     
 

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Osprey's study of the most famous battle of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre

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Osprey's study of the most famous battle of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense of the closeness of the battle is communicated - Wellington himself claimed it was "the nearest thing you ever saw in your life" - and this gripping account shows the full justice of that statement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855322103
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
443,527
Product dimensions:
0.32(w) x 9.77(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author


Geoffrey Wootten is an acknowledged expert on the Napoleonic period and has written a number of articles and books on the subject.

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Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all Osprey Campaigns, it is a quick overview of the event in a very organized fashion. The book I would rate 4 stars and worth reading if you are new to Waterloo. The 3 star rating is specifically towards Nook. Classic 2 page maps, a staple of Osprey books, displayed on my Nook in 12 pieces; try to get that picture together in your minds-eye. Granted, I went into this knowing the Nook could never pull it off. I do believe I can scroll a map if I double tap the screen, still difficult study.