The Final Act: The Roads to Waterloo by George Dallas Book Summary:
In narrative history format, a historian explores the famous Vienna Congress that took place in Europe in 1815 and brought together such characters as Tsar Alexander, Wellington, Metternich, and even Napoleon. 15,000 first printing.
Waterloo Station: A Novel (Grayson, Emily) by Emily Grayson Book Summary:
Emily Grayson, author of The Gazebo, weaves the story of a passionate love affair ignited at Oxford University in 1938殮ly to see the lovers torn apart by WWII. England. Summer, 1938. An adventurous and beautiful young American woman arrives at Oxford University, never expecting the ways that her life栮d the entire world涩ll soon change. When Maude Latham falls in love with her married literature tutor, Stephen Kendall, she learns that the Romantic poets had it right: love is eternal. But after Stephen joins the Royal Navy and disappears, and Maude finds herself living through the war years as a trauma nurse in a hospital, she has to question everything she's been taught about both Stephen and love itself. In her latest novel, Grayson enters new territory, following two lovers through a dramatic period in history, and through a passion that is timeless.
Waterloo: A Near Run Thing (Great Battles) by David Howarth Book Summary:
The first shots were fired at about eleven-thirty on a Sunday morning in June, 1815; by nine o'clock that night, forty thousand men lay dead or wounded, and Napoleon had abandoned not only his army, but all hope of recovering his empire. From the recollections of the men who were there, esteemed author David Howarth has recreated the battle as it appeared to them on the day it was fought. He follows the fortunes of men of all ranks and on both sides. But it is on the French side that the mysteries remain. Why did Ney attack with cavalry alone? And was Napoleon's downfall really due to the minor ailment he suffered that day? Beautifully written, vivid, and unforgettable, this illuminating history is impossible to put down.
The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme by John Keegan Book Summary:
Master military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfareThe Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme.“The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell Book Summary:
#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.
An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War (Alastair-Audley Book 4) by Georgette Heyer Book Summary:
On the eve of battle, passions are running high...IN THE SUMMER OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of parties, balls and soirees. In the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, no one attracts more attention than the beautiful, outrageous young widow Lady Barbara Childe. On their first meeting, dashing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, but even their betrothal doesn't calm her wild behavior. Finally, with the Battle of Waterloo raging just miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring back into the town, Lady Barbara discovers where her heart really lies, and like a true noblewoman, she rises to the occasion, and to the demands of love, life and war..."Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyerachieves what the rest of us only aspire to."—Katie Fforde"A brilliant achievement...vivid, accurate, dramatic...the description of Waterloo is magnificent."—Daily Mail "My favorite historical novelist."—Margaret Drabble
Revolution: The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo by Peter Ackroyd Book Summary:
The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England, beginning in 1688 with a revolution and ending in 1815 with a famous victory.In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was―again―at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.Ackroyd is the author of the first, second, and third volumes of his history of England, Foundation, Tudors, and Rebellion.
A Sketch Of The Battle Of Waterloo: To Which Are Added Official Despatches Of Field-marshal The Duke Of Wellington by Muffling Book Summary:
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A Sketch of the Battle of Waterloo. To Which Are Added Official Despatches of Duke of Wellington, Prince Blucher, and Reflections on the Battles of Ligny and Waterloo by Friedrich Karl Ferdinand Müffling Book Summary:
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A Sketch Of The Battle Of Waterloo: To Which Are Added Official Despatches Of ... The Duke Of Wellington ... Prince Blucher, And Reflexions On The Battles Of Ligny And Waterloo by Friedrich Carl Ferdinand von Mueffling (Baron.) Book Summary:
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A Sketch Of The Battle Of Waterloo: To Which Are Added Official Despatches Of ... The Duke Of Wellington ... Prince Blucher, And Reflexions On The Battles Of Ligny And Waterloo Book Summary:
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Modelling Problems in Crack Tip Mechanics: Proceedings of the Tenth Canadian Fracture Conference, held at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, August 24-26, 1983 Book Summary:
The general objective of the Tenth Canadian Fracture Conference was to respond to progress in the engineering sciences - in particular with r- pect to rapidly developing new trends in the theory and methodology of researcr and designing - and to the resulting needs of practical engineering in the specific field of fracture mechanics and related areas of engineering mechanics. The basic underlying issue is the theory and practice of physical analytical and iconic (reduced) modelling of the actually involved physical processes and of the responses of physical bodies and systems to actual energy flow - a problem which is becoming dominant in all fields of the natural sciences. Accordingly, the theme of the CFCIO was "Modelling Problems in Crack Tip Mechanics", a well defined and limited subject, the scope of treatment of which can be as deep and as comprehensive as an in volved researcher wishes it to be.
A Sketch Of The Battle Of Waterloo. To Which Are Added Official Despatches Of The Duke Of Wellington, Field-Marshal Prince Blucher - And Reflexions Of ... Of Ligny And Waterloo, By General Muffling by Arthur Wellesley Book Summary:
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A Sketch Of The Battle Of Waterloo: To Which Are Added Official Despatches Of Field-marshal The Duke Of Wellington, Field-marshal Prince Blucher, And Reflexions On The Battles Of Ligny And Waterloo by Anonymous Book Summary:
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