Waterloo

Autore: Karen Olsson
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429930527
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"You're in a slump." Nick Lasseter's boss is talking about his job performance as a reporter for the Waterloo Weekly--but he might as well be talking about Nick's whole life. His current assignment, a profile of a legendary, liberal ex-congressman, is in trouble even before his subject abruptly dies. His sexy girlfriend has spurned him in favor of a muffin magnate. His uncle, a booze-fueled political operative, has decided to crash on Nick's couch after being thrown out of his own house. And Nick's best friends and ex-bandmates seem to spend more and more of their time at the local bar, hazily lamenting a lost golden age of high ideals and low cover charges that suspiciously coincides with their own rapidly-disappearing youth. When Nick grudgingly agrees to write a piece about a rising female Republican legislator, he stumbles onto a political fight in which the good guys and bad guys start to seem interchangeable. And not even the deceased can be relied on to stick to their stories when Nick gets involved with the late congressman's confidante, a young woman who has her own hidden ties to the town's history. As they search the dim depths of a civic past that's anything but dead and buried, they find that some things never change--things like the moral ambiguity of practical politics and the sad, hilarious cluelessness of young men in love. Bittersweet and biting, elegiac and sharply observed, Waterloo is a portrait of a generation in search of itself--and a love letter to the slackers, rockers, hustlers, hacks, and hangers-on who populate Austin, Texas--from a formidable new intelligence in American fiction.

Waterloo The History Of Four Days Three Armies And Three Battles

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312925221
Grandezza: 60,24 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth 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 the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history.

Waterloo The Downfall Of The First Napoleon

Autore: George Hooper
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 50,85 MB
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The Battle Of Waterloo

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Waterloo 11

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101153628
Grandezza: 26,62 MB
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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.

The Battle Of Waterloo A Poem

Autore: David Home Buchan
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Waterloo

Autore: Mildred Wilson Goodlett
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Waterloo

Autore: Samuel Willard Crompton
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791066835
Grandezza: 44,52 MB
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Presents the history of the Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon suffered his final defeat by the British and Dutch, ending the Napoleonic Wars, and was returned to exile.

The Battle Of Waterloo

Autore: John Booth (comp.)
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Waterloo

Autore: Brandon J. Brockway
Editore: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738583396
Grandezza: 34,91 MB
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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.