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Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Campaign

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Waterloo was the climax of almost twenty years of war in Europe. It dramatically ended Napoleon's dream of a lasting empire. Through the skillful use of original source material, noted historian Hibbert recreates the events and drama surrounding the famous battle. Hibbert discusses Napoleon and his rise to power, examines Wellington and the allied armies, and gives a step-by-step reconstruction of the battle and its aftermath. Waterloo includes vignettes depicting: Napoleon as a young boy in Corsica unable to ...
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Overview

Waterloo was the climax of almost twenty years of war in Europe. It dramatically ended Napoleon's dream of a lasting empire. Through the skillful use of original source material, noted historian Hibbert recreates the events and drama surrounding the famous battle. Hibbert discusses Napoleon and his rise to power, examines Wellington and the allied armies, and gives a step-by-step reconstruction of the battle and its aftermath. Waterloo includes vignettes depicting: Napoleon as a young boy in Corsica unable to delegate responsibility to others; Wellington and the Prussian army; and Napoleon's efforts to create and promote his personal legend even while incarcerated on the island of St. Helena.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815412922
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hibbert is a leading historian and biographer who has written more than twenty-five histories and biographies including Agincourt and Wolfe at Quebec. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The French Revolution: Its Impact and Influence
1 Napoleon: The Man and the Soldier 19
2 1814: Peace and Congress 59
3 The Flight of the Eagle 64
4 The Hundred Days 91
5 Wellington and the British Army 101
6 Blucher and the Prussian Army 124
7 The Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras 134
8 The Retreat of the Allied Armies 175
9 Waterloo: Morning 187
10 Waterloo: Afternoon and Evening 208
11 Victors and Victims 241
12 The Price of Failure 254
13 The Legend 260
Sources of Extracted Material 267
Index 275
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