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Waterloo: The Battle That Brought Down Napoleon

by Jeremy Black

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Not a narrative of the campaign but a thought provoking meditation on some of its less well known aspects and wider ramifications. ( )
  JohnPhelan | Jun 17, 2015 |
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The battle on Sunday 18th June 1815, near Waterloo, Belgium, was to be Napoleon's greatest triumph - but it ended in one of the greatest military upsets of all time. Waterloo became a legend overnight and remains one of the most argued-over battles in history. Alongside the great drama and powerful characters, Jeremy Black gives readers a fascinating look at where this battle belongs in the larger story of the tectonic power shifts in Europe, and the story of military modernisation. The result is a revelatory view of Waterloo's place in the broader historical arc.… (more)

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