Waterloo: New Perspectives: The Great Battle Reappraised

Waterloo: New Perspectives: The Great Battle Reappraised

by David Hamilton-Williams
     
 

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Critical acclaim for Waterloo: New Perspectives The Great Battle Reappraised.

"[T]he most important study of the Waterloo Campaign to have appeared in print for 150 years." —The Napoleonic Society of America.

"A meticulously detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo that sets right some of the errors and omissions of facts committed by

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Critical acclaim for Waterloo: New Perspectives The Great Battle Reappraised.

"[T]he most important study of the Waterloo Campaign to have appeared in print for 150 years." —The Napoleonic Society of America.

"A meticulously detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo that sets right some of the errors and omissions of facts committed by earlier contemporary authors —recommended." —Library Journal.

"A superior account of the campaign—free of nationalist bias, thoroughly researched, and clearly written."—Booklist

"A thoughtful and dispassionate examination of the battle that brought Napoleon's power to an end ...a valuable addition to anyone's Napoleonic shelf." —The Washington Times.

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Library Journal
Initially published in England, this first volume in a proposed trilogy concerning the last years of Napoleon I's reign is a meticulously detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo that sets right some of the errors and omissions of fact committed by earlier contemporary authors. These center on the roles played by Britain's allies in the campaign, such as the Dutch and Belgian troops, which have been largely ignored or downplayed since the 1840s. By using original narratives, both allied and French, the author, a British Napoleonic researcher, has produced an objective battle history revealing the crucial mistakes and successful actions of all participants. He also reveals the disharmony between the British and Prussian commanders and the duplicity of the British government with regards to the Bourbon restoration and its effects on Wellington's tactics. Recommended for specialized collections.-David Lee Poremba, Detroit P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471145714
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/08/1996
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

David Hamilton Williams, Bt., B.S.C., ARHist.S, is the author of The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal. A respected Napoleonic researcher, his work on the letters of William Siborne—a core element in the research for the original Waterloo: New Perspectives—is accepted as unique and revolutionary by leading academics in the field. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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