"Nations yet to come will look back upon his history as to some grand and supernatural romance. The fiery energy of his youthful career, and the magnificent progress of his irresistible ambition, have invested his character with the mysterious grandeur of some heavenly appearance; and when all the lesser tumults and lesser men of our age shall have passed away into the darkness of oblivion, history will still inscribe one mighty era with the majestic name of Napoleon."
Others argue that once Napoleon's military defeats began in 1812, his fall became inevitable. But in fact, as Munro Price shows in this brilliant newbook, Napoleon's fall could have been avoided altogether.
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.
A veteran historian presents a bicentennial history of the campaign and battle that profiles its armies, commanders and other key contributors against a backdrop of warn-torn future Belgium to share new insights into the conflict's ...
The author uses quotations from eyewitnesses - not only those published shortly after the battle but also the most modern academic work - to tell the true story.The truth is as complicated and dramatic as anyone could desire.