Sharpe Companion: A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808: The Early Years (Richard Sharpe Series)

Sharpe Companion: A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808: The Early Years (Richard Sharpe Series)

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Sharpe Companion: A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808: The Early Years (Richard Sharpe Series) by Mark Adkin

Named "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" by The Economist, Bernard Cornwell is the undisputed master of historical battle fi ction, and for more than twenty years, his Richard Sharpe series has thrilled millions of readers worldwide on both the page and on television.

Now author Mark Adkin, a major in the British army, has created this indispensable guide covering Sharpe's early career, from his beginnings as an illiterate private fighting on the battlefields of India to his legendary command of the Light Company.

A treasure not only for fans of the series but also for anyone interested innineteenth-century warfare, The Sharpe Companion includes:

  • A chapter devoted to each Sharpe book
  • Glossary of characters, both real and fictional
  • Illustrations and photographs
  • Maps of every battle and skirmish

Full of fascinating historical details, thrilling contemporary accounts of actual battles, and impeccable research, The Sharpe Companion is a must for every student of military history and an essential addition to every Sharpe fan's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060738143
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/10/2005
Series: Richard Sharpe Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Major Mark Adkin served in the British Army and is the author of several books on military history, including the first volume of The Sharpe Companion and The Waterloo Companion. He lives in Bedford, England.

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