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Wellington: The Iron Duke (Brassey's Military Profiles)

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One of the Duke of Wellington's officers once remarked, We would rather see his long nose in the sight than a reinforcement of ten thousand men. Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (1769-1852), was one of the greatest military commanders in history and is best known as the successful opponent at Waterloo of arguably the leading general of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte.Although Waterloo is the battle most associated with Wellington, his career was much wider. He gained his first military experience in the Netherlands in 1793-94 in an unsuccessful campaign that taught him, as he said, how not to do it. From there he went to India, where he conducted a number of successful campaigns and honed his military skills until he became Britain's leading general. With great strategic foresight and as master not only of the battlefield but also of organization and logistics, he helped expel the French from Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War, which materially weakened Napoleon's strategic position and led to his downfall in 1814. After Napoleon returned from exile in 1815, Wellington was a principal leader of the coalition forces at Waterloo. In subsequent years, Wellington exerted a considerable influence on British politics, serving as prime minister and in later life as a trusted elder statesman. Upon his death, he was widely regarded as the greatest Briton of his generation and undisputedly one of the greatest British soldiers.The Duke of Wellington has been the subject of many biographies over the years but none as comprehensive yet concise as this latest addition to Potomac's Military Profiles series.

Book News Annotation:

Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), the first duke of Wellington, is the subject of this volume meant for general readers. Coverage includes an account of his military career, from his first unsuccessful campaign in the Netherlands to his rise as Britain's leading general. Haythornwaite also describes his traits and abilities as a military commander, the Peninsula War, and his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Haythornwaite is the author of other books on nineteenth-century military history, including The Napoleonic Source Book and The Armies of Wellington. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One of the Duke of Wellington's officers once remarked, "We would rather see his long nose in the sight than a reinforcement of ten thousand men." Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (17691852), was one of the greatest military commanders in history and is best known as the successful opponent at Waterloo of arguably the leading general of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574888928
Author:
Haythornthwaite, Phi
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Author:
Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Great Britain History, Military.
Subject:
Prime ministers -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Brassey's Military Profiles
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
125
Dimensions:
8.38x5.45x.70 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , One of the Duke of Wellington's officers once remarked, "We would rather see his long nose in the sight than a reinforcement of ten thousand men." Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (17691852), was one of the greatest military commanders in history and is best known as the successful opponent at Waterloo of arguably the leading general of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte.
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