It is June 1815, and three armies have converged on the fields of Waterloo to fight a historic battle for honor, glory, and civilization. Amidst the masses of soldiers, five men prepare to face one another: General De Lancey, Wellington's new Quartermaster-General, recently married and yearning for his beautiful wife; Colonel MacDonnell, a Scot who must hold his post to the last man; General Ziethen of the Prussian army, distrustful of the British but vital to their cause; Marshall Ney, mistrusted by Napoleon but revered by the French soldiers; and Napoleon himself, who must prove his worth as a great warrior for the glory of France. As the conflict develops and draws to its bloody conclusion, each of the five men view the the battle from a different perspective, and all experience defiance, desperation, and great courage.
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Iain Gale is the author of Man of Honour.Review:
'A powerful novel of men at war. A triumph.' Bernard Cornwell'A debut novel to treasure...brilliantly evoking the horrors and excitements of war' Publishing News`A treat for every history buff, and a vivid picture of men at war.' Scotland on Sunday`Thoroughly researched.' Financial Times`Knife edge realism mingles with strategy, glory and tragedy in Gale's artistic narrative.'Oxford Times
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7201052