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As Napoleon threatens to crush Britain on the battlefield, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe leads a ragtag army to exact personal revenge against a French general known for his acts of terror.

Sharpe's Battle takes Richard Sharpe and his company back to the spring of 1811 and one of the most bitter battles of the Peninsular War, a battle on which all British hopes of victory in Spain will depend. Sharpe is given responsibility to lead an Irish battalion of the king of Spain's household guard, ceremonial troops untrained and unequipped for battle. While quartered in the crumbling fort of San Isidro, they are attacked by murderous Brigadier General Guy Luop's elite French brigade. Sharpe has witnessed General Loup's despicable was crimes before; to put an end to them, and to settle another more personal score, Sharpe must lead his company into the blood-gutted streets of Fuentes de Oñoro, where thousands of French troops have amassed, in a battle to the death.

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"Cornwell writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author." Kirkus Reviews

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"Combines those strengths that have come to characterize Bernard Cornwell's fiction — immaculate historical reconstruction and the ability to tell a ripping yarn." Washington Post

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"A marvelous mixture of fact and fiction concerning individual bravery and audacity amidst the everyday drama and turmoil of war." Los Angeles Herald Examiner

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Richard Sharpe

Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

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Edward Hahn, July 6, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
This, number eleven chronologically is one of the better stories in the series.

Sharpe's enemies are not British for a change. The French General Loup is a truly evil person who kills women and children indiscriminately in an attempt to control the local Spanish Guerillas. Loup's lover is a Spanish turncoat, Juanita, who spies on the British for the French. The Spanish General, Valverde, wants to keep Wellington from being named Generalissimo because he wants the job himself and believes by scape-goating Sharpe he can prevent Wellington's appointment.

The plot is not complicated but the story carries the reader along. The battle scenes are, as usual, graphic and well done.

While the quality of Cornwell's efforts are inconsistent as opposed to O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, nevertheless I enjoy these books too much to pass up the opportunity to finish the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060932282
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Gruner, Jessica
Author:
by Bernard Cornwell
Author:
Reger, Rob
Author:
Carter, David E.
Author:
Parker, Buzz
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sharpe, richard (fictitious character)
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Subject:
Sharpe, Richard
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Emily the Strange
Series Volume:
no. 294
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 17.28 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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"Review" by , "Cornwell writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author."
"Review" by , "Combines those strengths that have come to characterize Bernard Cornwell's fiction — immaculate historical reconstruction and the ability to tell a ripping yarn."
"Review" by , "A marvelous mixture of fact and fiction concerning individual bravery and audacity amidst the everyday drama and turmoil of war."
"Synopsis" by , Richard Sharpe

Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

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