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Who was Who at Waterloo A Biography of the Battle by Christopher Summerville
  

Who was Who at Waterloo A Biography of the Battle

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Who was Who at Waterloo A Biography of the Battle by Christopher Summerville

Everyone knows about the Battle of Waterloo ? or do they?This book presents the battle as never before: through the personal stories of over 150 people present at the battle or its immediate aftermath. A reference book, a biographical dictionary, and a myth-busting expose, Who was Who at Waterloo is an indispensable guide to history's most famous battle.Arranged in alphabetical order, and with entries highlighted throughout the text like links in a website, the book boasts a colourful cast of soldiers, politicians, peasants, surgeons, artists, novelists, poets, scientists, entrepreneurs, and more. It provides many sorties into nineteenth century culture, politics, medicine and science. It also provides a thorough look at the sources, identifying myths, irregularities and cover-ups. The book demonstrates how little we can really know about Waterloo. And yet it also demonstrates just how much can be said about the battle's participants.

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Publication date

29th June 2017

Author

Christopher Summerville

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

European history

ISBN

9781138425309

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