Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign, July 1809 (Richard Sharpe Adventure)

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9780140099218: Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign, July 1809 (Richard Sharpe Adventure)

Bold, professional, ruthless – hero and man of action

“Sharpe asked three things of his men. That they fought as he did with a ruthless professionalism.That they stole only from the enemy and the dead unless they were starving. And they never got drunk without his permission."

Richard Sharpe is having a difficult war. Excluded from promotion because he is always on the battlefield, up against pompous, incompetent colonels, and worst, suddenly finding himself at the head of an inexperienced company who use all twenty five drill book approved movements to load and fire their muskets.

A soldier like Sharpe can't be kept down though and his promotion to Captain, when it comes, makes a dangerous enemy in the upper ranks. As Sharpe approaches bloody battle in Talavera, he knows he is fighting for his own honour and that of his men.

Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

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The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy.

As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career.

Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

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Out of the mist comes an army; an overwhelming, never-defeated army sent by Napoleon to crush the British in Spain. Over their heads are the Eagles, standards presented personally by Napoleon, and waiting for them is Lieutenant Richard Sharpe. This is the second Richard Sharpe novel.

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