Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

Bernard Cornwell (Author)
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Publish Date
May 05, 2015
6.3 X 1.3 X 9.5 inches | 2.0 pounds
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About the Author

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo--and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.


"At the end of 'Waterloo, ' readers will feel that they could command a battalion themselves. With historical accounts like this, who needs novels for excitement?"--Wall Street Journal
"Waterloo may be a well-mined topic, but this new presentation is bound to satisfy lovers of military history....[Cornwell] injects a human element into a thorough and entertaining account."--Publishers Weekly
"No one, not even the great military historian John Keegan, describes or explains battle better than Cornwell....Cornwell illustrates so clearly and with such an assured sense of pacing that this messy and confusing set of battles is easier to follow, understand, and thus appreciate."--Library Journal, starred review
"Waterloo is a fabulous story, superbly told....Cornwell cannot be bettered."--Max Hastings, Sunday Times (London)
"Both vivid and scholarly....Readers new to the Waterloo campaign could hope for no better introduction and veterans will find fresh insights."--The Independent
"A great and terrible story told with energy and clarity by a writer who has a deep understanding of men in combat and why they do what they do."--The Economist
"The history of the Battle of Waterloo told by a master storyteller."--Shelf Awareness
"In his first nonfiction book, acclaimed historical novelist Cornwell (The Empty Throne, 2015, etc.) employs his storytelling skills to bring military history out of the textbook.... A fascinating, detailed, and generously illustrated description of the battle that changed the fate of 19th-century Europe."--Kirkus Reviews
"Bernard Cornwell proceeds at a brisk canter and his descriptions of the fighting are as gripping as any in his splendid Sharpe novels."--The Times (London)
"A lot of historians could learn from Cornwell's approach. He sets the scene, fleshes out the main characters and lets the story unfold to its dramatic conclusion. An excellent first foray into non-fiction."--Evening Standard (London)
"Brings a shrewd military historian's mind to his subject...thrilling to read...Cornwell's is from start to finish a gripping account, red in tooth and claw. Serve with a robust burgundy."--The Spectator
"Bernard Cornwell's lively account of Waterloo...is a clear account...Cornwell is a storyteller....for those who want a.... reliable guide to what happened at Waterloo, he has great appeal. His book is also superbly illustrated"--New Statesman
"As you would expect from a writer who is the acknowledged expert on the Napoleonic Wars he is superb on the tiny details as well as on the bigger picture."--Daily Express (London)
"Cornwell has found deserved popularity with his Sharpe series of historically accurate novels set in the Napoleonic Wars. For the first time, he turns his gung-ho novelist's skill to an actual account of the supreme battle of the conflict.... Written with all the excitement of a popular novel."--Literary Review
"A real page-turner... in which Cornwell shows real insight into the Waterloo campaign."--BBC History Magazine
"This master storyteller's take on events comes highly recommended to those new to the genre and Waterloo aficionados alike."--Soldier Magazine