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Waterloo In a development that will surprise absolutely no one who is familiar with Cornwell s work, his first foray into non fiction is fantastic.Cornwell seamlessly transitions from the novel to historical monograph, bringing all of his fiction writing skills to bear to create the absolute best kind of narrative history He s got story beats and cliff hanger endings He s got amazing and flawed characters, at once heroic and identifiable He doesn t give short shrift to scholarship Waterloo is impecca In a development that will surprise absolutely no one who is familiar with Cornwell s work, his first foray into non fiction is fantastic.Cornwell seamlessly transitions from the novel to historical monograph, bringing all of his fiction writing skills to bear to create the absolute best kind of narrative history He s got st Some battles change nothing Waterloo changed almost everything Two hundred years ago this year three battles were fought that altered the course of European history For over 50 years Britain and France had fought each other for world dominance But this fight was different This time the European powers united in one of the first effective trans national coalitions The aim to defeat an aging Emperor who had come back from exile to wage a new war.It was a cliff hanger and right up until ni Some battles change nothing Waterloo changed almost everything Two hundred years ago this year three battles were fought that altered the course of European history For over 50 years Britain and France had fought each other for world dominance But this fight was different This time the European powers united in one of the first effective trans national coalitions The aim to defeat Some Battles Change Nothing Waterloo Changed Almost Everything On The 18th June, 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 British At Quatre Bras And The Prussians At Ligny The Allies Were In Retreat The Blood Soaked Battle Of Waterloo Would Become A Landmark In European History, To Be Examined Over And Again, Not Least Because Until The Evening Of The 18th, The French Army Was Close To Prevailing On The Battlefield Now, Brought To Life By The Celebrated Novelist Bernard Cornwell, This Is The Chronicle Of The Four Days Leading Up To The Actual Battle And A Thrilling Hour By Hour Account Of That Fateful Day In His First Work Of Non Fiction, Cornwell Combines His Storytelling Skills With A Meticulously Researched History To Give A Riveting Account Of Every Dramatic Moment, From Napoleon S Escape From Elba To The Smoke And Gore Of The Battlefields Through Letters And Diaries He Also Sheds New Light On The Private Thoughts Of Napoleon And The Duke Of Wellington, As Well As The Ordinary Officers And Soldiers Published To Coincide With The Bicentenary In 2015, Waterloo Is A Tense And Gripping Story Of Heroism And Tragedy And Of The Final Battle That Determined The Fate Of Europe. Reading as a buddy read with Hana We had both read An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer were keen to learnI loved this lavishly illustrated book.I ve never read any fiction by Cornwall, but I am certainly going to look for it now.Cornwall s writing style is very readable approachable I m not a historian, so I like this.For example regarding Slender Billy William of the NetherlandsHe wrote to his parents We had a magnificent affair against Napoleon today i This is the second book of basically the same title written by Bernard Cornwell The first is 20 in the Richard Sharpe series Cornwell is one of the most respected writers of historical fiction But here, he is a true historian looking at this pivotal battle in European history Unlike many of the Napoleonic Era battles, Waterloo was basically a hastily constructed battle between In the end, I gave this one 4 Stars but it was touch and go for awhile I had to recalibrate my expectations of a Cornwell book This was his first non fiction book and I was expecting a telling of the battlelike his awesome fictional tales The book was mostly a recounting of a very disjointed battle by participants Very hard to get a big picture of the battle But the accounts of the battle are excellent and the maps and illustrations are timely and outstanding Highly recommended but y In the end, I gave this one 4 Stars but it was touch and go for awhile I had to recalibrate my expectations of a Cornwell book This was his first This was a mixed bag for me Starting with the good, as an idiot s ie, moi guide to the Battle of Waterloo, it was very good Before reading it, all I knew about Waterloo, other than Wellington s winning it and Napoleon s being packed off to St Helena, was dancing at the Duchess of Richmond s ball the night before and The battle of Wa I ve read Cornwell before and enjoyed his fiction so I was surprised to see that he had authored a genuine history I am now further surprised at how good it is Without a doubt this book is the clearest detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo I have read The book is very readable and laymen will have no trouble following the tide of this battle and all its facets The author s copious citing of the reports and diaries of the combatants conveys a realism to the events described that transpor I ve read Cornwell before and enjoyed his fiction so I was surprised to see that he had authored a genuine history I am now further surprised at how good it is Without a doubt this book is the clearest detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo I have read The book is very readable and laymen will have no trouble following the tide of this battle and all its facets The author s copious citing of the reports and diaries of An engaging and well paced book that has the hallmarks of Mr Cornwell s ability to construct stories against one of Europe s most famed and important battles.In essence this is a book only about the battle the armies and the three battles over the four days The background and lead in is brief but enough for most readers who then are taken into the camps of the three armies and their movements as they build into clash of armies.For the seasoned Waterloo student or Napoleonic expert Mr Cornwell An engaging and well paced book that has the hallmarks of Mr Cornwell s ability to construct stories against one of Europe s most famed and important battles.In essence this is a book only about the battle the armies and the three battles over the four days The background and lead in is brief but enough for most readers who then are taken into the camps of the three armies and their movements as they bu Only buy the hardback edition this is a gloriously handsome book with at least 50 color plates maps Don t even think of buying in electronic form.Such Saxon Tales storytelling of a Napoleonic battle isn t for everyone marred upon occasion by over dramatic storytelling hardly necessary for the most consequential land battle of the first half of the 19th Century and perhaps the entire Century But it is a good basic introduction, withmaps than most modern works provide, and farc Only buy the hardback edition this is a gloriously handsome book with at least 50 color plates maps Don t even think of buying in electronic form.Such Saxon Tales storytelling of a Napoleonic battle isn t for everyone marred upon occasion by over dramatic storytelling hardly necessary for the most consequential land battle of the first half of the 19th Century and perhaps the entire Century But it is a good basic introduction, withmaps than most modern works provide, and farcolor excuse me, colour plates thirty three, not counting maps than similar works Including this beauty, though Cornwell explains it is inaccurate prior familiarity with Waterloo came in two or three bios of Napoleon So I ll have to read another to see whether the patty

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