Waterloo

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062312073
Grandezza: 14,28 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1014
Scaricare Leggi Online

#1 Bestseller in the U.K. From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s last stand. On June 18, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon’s daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, he brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles—as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the actual outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end. Published to coincide with the battle’s bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy—and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

Waterloo

Autore:
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 28,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5098
Scaricare Leggi Online


Waterloo

Autore:
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 15,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9067
Scaricare Leggi Online


Waterloo

Autore:
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 62,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9212
Scaricare Leggi Online


Waterloo 11

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101153628
Grandezza: 13,51 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6259
Scaricare Leggi Online

June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield--and decide the fate of Europe With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels--in preparation for a grand society ball. It is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington's Dutch troops, to act before it is too late. But Sharpe's warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo. Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition; the Prussian army has not arrived; and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determination. Victory seems impossible.

Waterloo

Autore: Mildred Wilson Goodlett
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 77,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3853
Scaricare Leggi Online


A Poem On The Battle Of Waterloo

Autore: William Whitehead
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 24,58 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3235
Scaricare Leggi Online


Waterloo

Autore: Brandon J. Brockway
Editore: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738583396
Grandezza: 29,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4670
Scaricare Leggi Online

Waterloo started out like many other towns: as a small pioneer village located along the banks of the Cedar River. It must have been a breathtaking sight--a beautiful river lined with red cedar trees, prairie grasses blowing in the breeze, and abundant wildlife. After winning the battle to become the county seat in 1855, Waterloo began to grow into the metropolis it is today. The popular slogan, "Waterloo Way Wins," has proven true over the years, and one can feel a sense of pride while looking at the images in this book.