The Battle of Waterloo

  • Title: The Battle of Waterloo
  • Author: J. Christopher Herold
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Battle of Waterloo My system has changed no war no conquests Napoleon announced after his escape from Elba in In the space of what is now known as the Hundred Days the deposed French emperor was to demonstrate t
    My system has changed no war, no conquests, Napoleon announced after his escape from Elba in 1815 In the space of what is now known as the Hundred Days, the deposed French emperor was to demonstrate that nothing had changed Only forty six, he still possessed the ambition that made Europe quake at the news of his return to France, the magnetism that made men My system has changed no war, no conquests, Napoleon announced after his escape from Elba in 1815 In the space of what is now known as the Hundred Days, the deposed French emperor was to demonstrate that nothing had changed Only forty six, he still possessed the ambition that made Europe quake at the news of his return to France, the magnetism that made men offering undying devotion swarm to his side, and the military genius that could plan, execute, and very nearly win a brilliant campaign against vastly superior odds The battle that ended the career of the greatest conqueror of modern times was Waterloo National Book Award winner J Christopher Herold, a lifelong Napoleon scholar, tells the story of Waterloo with special emphasis on the emperor s role But it is also the story of the Duke of Wellington, who led a mixed force of British, Belgian, Dutch, and Hanoverian troops in a masterly defensive operation Like all military contests, Waterloo was a series of blunders and misunderstandings mixed with acts of heroism, timidity, and endurance But because it permanently shattered Napoleon s dreams of conquest, Waterloo has a special place as one of the decisive battles in world history.

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    About J. Christopher Herold


    1. J Christopher Herold 1919 December 10, 1964 was born in Czechoslova kia of Austrian parents The family moved to Germany in 1939, and shortly afterwards Herold emigrated to the United States Herold received a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Columbia University Fluent in 6 languages, he served with Army intelligence in World War II After the war, he became assistant editor at Columbia University Press, and later editor in chief at the Stanford University Press Herold wrote a number of books on European history, such as The Swiss Without Halos 1948 , Joan, Maid of France 1952 , The Mind of Napoleon 1955 , and Mistress to an Age A Life of Madame de Sta l 1958.Herald died in New York at the age of 45.


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    1. This series of books were amongst formative in developing my love of history as a pre teen and this one in particular for my love of the Napoleonic era - especially for the wonderful evocative art contained within and without! It was wonderful find to pick up a second hand copy and revisit those days

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    2. Although somewhat dated, this easy to read account is exquisitely enhanced by a bevy of images - ranging from iconic paintings to period sketches and cartoons. Initiated by an overview of Napoleon's early career and empiric ambitions that lead to the final 100 days, Herold quickly launches into a thorough telling of the key elements, as well as numerous side bar stories, that make up the 4 days that may have changed Europe forever. Although there will always be speculation as to the precision an [...]

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    3. Okay, here's the problem with "The Battle of Waterloo", by J Christopher Herold. It is a piece of elegant writing, in a small package of 130 pages, but there are no maps in the Kindle version. Why does that matter? Because in a book about a battle - particularly one as fairly detailed as this one - the reader needs maps to understand what was going on; who was attacking where, and when. The "who" and the "where" are almost more important than the "when", at Waterloo, though the battle was fueled [...]

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    4. Fascinating. I remember most from History courses in college not to mention my parents who being European discussed Napoleon constantly. He shaped the world their grandparents lived and ultimately their lives. Waterloo changed the trajectory. Nicely written in a clean not overly academic manner.

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    5. Good basic introduction to the Battle of Waterloo, but not much depth here for a military historian. Recommend if you want a basic introduction to what went on in the Battles that changed history.

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    6. Quick history lessonA bit choppy at times nevertheless very insightful and very informative and very good read to get a good basic history lesson

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    7. Good Read. Clearly the author knows the subject well. It is not a long read. It is not a difficult read. It is definitely a great read for anyone who wants to know about one of the major turning points in world history. The author provides an overview of the preceding years and how Europe got to this event. He reviews all the players, the author ties them together nicely.Explode the battle in a book that deserves to be read.

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