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Old 30-01-2016, 03:26:49   #1141
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Join Date: Nov 2001
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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell (2014)
The author is well known as the creator of the "Sharpe's Rifles" series of historical novels and TV shows (Sean Bean before he got famous). I was, therefore, expecting something exciting and illuminatingly fresh about this famous battle. I was disappointed. This would be a good book as an introduction to the battle and it's immediate military context. But if you are at all familiar with its history and hunger for more insight into the tactics of the period then this volume is not for you, IMHO.
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