Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe (Making History) (Paperback)

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Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe (Making History) (Paperback)

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June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon and his hastily formed legions clashed with the Anglo-Allied armies led by the Duke of Wellington -- the only time the two greatest military strategists of their age faced each other in combat.

With precision and elegance, Andrew Roberts sets the political, strategic, and historical scene, providing a breathtaking account of each successive stage of the battle while also examining new evidence that reveals exactly how Napoleon was defeated. Illuminating, authoritative, and engrossing, Waterloo is a masterful work of history.

Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Churchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a PhD in history from Cambridge University and writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast. He lives in New York City.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060762155
ISBN-10: 0060762152
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 27th, 2005
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Making History

“A small masterpiece. Waterloo is a military history of a high order.” — John Lukacs, author of Five Days in London

“Andrew Roberts has produced the most convincing description of that fearsome day I have ever read.” — Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times