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 a biographer and historian whose books include the New York Times bestsellers Churchill: Walking With Destinyand Napoleon: A Life (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Masters and CommandersThe Storm of Warand Salisbury: Victorian Titan(winner of the Wolfson Prize for History), among others. His most recent book, The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III,was published in November 2021. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and a Trustee of the International Churchill Society. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, and the Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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