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Waterloo: The Hundred Days

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The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most decisive encounters in history. Wellington's victory marked the end of the career of one of the greatest leaders of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte: it also signalled a crucial change in the balance of power in Europe that was to have critical consequences for the rest of the world. Yet the story of Napoleon's return from Elba and his dramatic seizure of power - even if for a mere 'hundred days' - is more than just the dry bones of history; it is a great adventure story. The author provides a blow-by-blow account of the battle itself and examines key aspects such as the organisation of both the French and the Allied armies, their tactics, strategy and weaponry, and their commanders' personalities.

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The Battle of Waterloo marked the end of the career of one of the most charismatic men of all time and signaled a crucial shift in the European balance of power. But the story of Napoleon's return from Elba and his dramatic seizure of power — even if for a mere hundred days — is a great adventure story. Chandler's book, based on more than 20 years of research, gives a blow-by-blow account of the battle, but also goes behind the scenes to analyze the military organization, the commanders, their tactics, strategies, and weapons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855327160
Subtitle:
The Hundred Days
Author:
Chandler, David
Author:
Chandler, David
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Waterloo, battle of, 1815
Subject:
napoleon;history;napoleonic wars;military history;napoleonic;wellington;waterloo
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Battles and Histories
Publication Date:
19971015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.74x7.30x.56 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Battle of Waterloo marked the end of the career of one of the most charismatic men of all time and signaled a crucial shift in the European balance of power. But the story of Napoleon's return from Elba and his dramatic seizure of power — even if for a mere hundred days — is a great adventure story. Chandler's book, based on more than 20 years of research, gives a blow-by-blow account of the battle, but also goes behind the scenes to analyze the military organization, the commanders, their tactics, strategies, and weapons.
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