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ISBN13: 9780060738143
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< p> Named the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian by < em> The Economist< /em> , < b> Bernard Cornwell< /b> 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.< /p> < p> Now author < b> Mark Adkin< /b> , 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.< /p> < p> A treasure not only for fans of the series but also for anyone interested in nineteenth-century warfare, < b> The Sharpe Companion< /b> includes: < /p> < ul> < li> A chapter devoted to each Sharpe book< /li> < li> Glossary of characters, both real and fictional< /li> < li> Illustrations and photographs< /li> < li> Maps of every battle and skirmish< /li> < /ul> < p> Full of fascinating historical details, thrilling contemporary accounts of actual battles, and impeccable research, < b> The Sharpe Companion< /b> is a must for every student of military history and an essential addition to every Sharpe fan's library.< /p>

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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.

Synopsis:

Chronicling the early years of Richard Sharpe's career, this is the ultimate companion book to Bernard Cornwell's "New York Times" bestselling series. 8-page photo insert & 37 illustrations throughout.

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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clintonblue, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by clintonblue)
this is the best book of the century!It is beautifully wrote and the illustrations are amazing!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060738143
Subtitle:
The Early Years
Author:
Adkin, Mark
Author:
by Mark Adkin
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Sharpe, richard (fictitious character)
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Great Britain History, Military.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.16x6.32x.94 in. .83 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Perennial - English 9780060738143 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , Chronicling the early years of Richard Sharpe's career, this is the ultimate companion book to Bernard Cornwell's "New York Times" bestselling series. 8-page photo insert & 37 illustrations throughout.

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