Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe

Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe

by Andrew Roberts


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June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon and his hastily formed legions clashed with the Anglo-Allied armies led by the Duke of Wellington — the only time the two greatest military strategists of their age faced each other in combat.

With precision and elegance, Andrew Roberts sets the political, strategic, and historical scene, providing a breathtaking account of each successive stage of the battle while also examining new evidence that reveals exactly how Napoleon was defeated. Illuminating, authoritative, and engrossing, Waterloo is a masterful work of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060762155
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Series: Making History
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 508,470
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Churchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a PhD in history from Cambridge University and writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast. He lives in New York City.

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“Andrew Roberts has produced the most convincing description of that fearsome day I have ever read.”

John Lukacs

“A small masterpiece. Waterloo is a military history of a high order.”

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