Waterloo Battlefield Guide: David Burrery
Waterloo Battlefield Guide: David Buttery
Drawing on a multiplicity of contemporary voices and viewpoints, Paul O´Keeffe brings into focus as never before the sights, sounds and smells of the battlefield, of conquest and defeat, of celebration and riot.
The Battle of Waterloo has become synonymous with the word defeat, but who lost, and why was it important? In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte left the island of Elba and, in a space of 100 days, took power and challenged the entire world to meet him on his terms. When that failed, he offered them a fight, one that would end at Waterloo, and left repercussions which can still be felt, even now, centuries later. Inside you will hear about.... Beginnings Discord and Discontent The World Rearranged The Prisoner The Journey to Waterloo Begins One Hundred Days Quatre Bras & Ligny And much more! Who was this man, and what happened on the battlefield that made this fight in particular so important? What was the lesson of Waterloo? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107259/bk_acx0_107259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the internationally best-selling author of the Sharpe novels and in the bicentenary year of the battle - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon´s escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dugald Bruce Lockhart, Bernard Cornwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001797/bk_hcuk_001797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon´s last stand. On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment from Napoleon´s daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, Cornwell brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004443/bk_harp_004443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first book in Amanda Scott’s acclaimed Dangerous series journeys from the battlefields of Waterloo to the ballrooms and boudoirs of London, where a deadly deception unfolds.... Engaged by proxy to a man she’s never met, Lady Daintry Tarrant is dismayed when the war hero returns, introducing himself as her fiancé, Lord Penthorpe. She cherishes her independence and has turned away many suitors, but this one she must marry. Penthorpe is completely captivated by Lady Daintry - but he’s not who he claims to be. Penthorpe and Lord Gideon Deverill fought together at the battle of Waterloo, and when Penthorpe fell, Gideon assumed his identity in order to see the beautiful Lady Daintry. Gideon knows there’s bad blood between Lady Daintry’s family and his own, but he’s smitten with Daintry and determined to reunite the bitterly feuding clans. When a ghost from Gideon’s past appears, he could lose everything - including Daintry’s love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cat Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015835/bk_adbl_015835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dark Island begins as the Napoleonic wars are drawing to a close. The year is 1815. On the battlefield near Waterloo, a surgeon-major in the Highland Brigade tends the mortally wounded padre. When the wars are over, to honour a promise to his dying friend, Aeneas Graham, the surgeon journeys to a remote Hebridean island called Erismore. This small , seemingly Christian island becomes a mystical and supernatural setting for another battle against menacing forces, Satanic and villainous, which stifle rumours of murder and corruption. This powerful and gripping story by Nigel Tranter was orginally published under the title Island Twilight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Maclsaac. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tell/000011/bk_tell_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.