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Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo - Nick Foulkes
Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo
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Examining a battle that has become one of the most famous in history, this definitive volume chronicles Napoleon's defeat by British, Dutch, Belgian, and German forces on June 18, 1815, in Waterloo, Belgium. Battles were then localized affairs: Waterloo was fought on a piece of land approximately... show more
Examining a battle that has become one of the most famous in history, this definitive volume chronicles Napoleon's defeat by British, Dutch, Belgian, and German forces on June 18, 1815, in Waterloo, Belgium. Battles were then localized affairs: Waterloo was fought on a piece of land approximately the size of Central Park. For a good many of the men who fought there, in fact, war was something of a sport—a feeling reinforced by the image of the Duke of Richmond cheering on his sons in battle. There are few sporting events, however, that end with 56,000 dead, dying, and wounded men and at least 10,000 horses in a similar state. Nick Foulkes' brilliantly realized portrait of the eve of battle brings a fresh perspective to this turning point in European history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753822173 (0753822172)
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
5.0 Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo
Very fun read, and good start on the history. Recommended for writers who need story ideas ;-) Good use of first-hand quotes (letters especially) and good notes and bibliography. A little bit of repetition between chapters, as if the author thought people would dip in and out more than read straight...
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KOMET rated it
I finished reading this book a few hours ago and had been hesitant as to whether to give it 4 or 5 stars. I finally settled on 5 stars because of the way "Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo" recaptured the spirit of the times in Europe between Napoleon's abdication in th...
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