Collins, 1968, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 239 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket shows minor wear at edges, small chips and tears, and is foxed here and there. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. The first shots were fired at about eleven-thirty on a Sunday morning in June, 1815; by nine o'clock that night, forty thousand men lay dead or wounded, and Napoleon had abandoned not only his army, but all hope of recovering his empire. From the recollections of the men who were there, esteemed author David Howarth has recreated the battle as it appeared to them on the day it was fought. He follows the fortunes of men of all ranks and on both sides. But it is on the French side that the mysteries remain. Why did Ney attack with cavalry alone? And was Napoleon's downfall really due to the minor ailment he suffered that day? Beautifully written, vivid, and unforgettable, this illuminating history is impossible to put down. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain/UK; 19th century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7628.