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    DescriptionThe seven-year campaign that saved Europe from Napoleon told by those who were there. What made Arthur Duke of Wellington the military genius who was never defeated in battle? In the vivid narrative style that is his trademark, Peter Snow recalls how Wellington evolved from a backward, sensitive schoolboy into the aloof but brilliant commander. He tracks the development of Wellington's leadership and his relationship with the extraordinary band of men he led from Portugal in 1808 to their final destruction of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo seven years. Having described his soldiers as the 'scum of the earth' Wellington transformed them into the finest fighting force of their time. Digging deep into the rich treasure house of diaries and journals that make this war the first in history to be so well recorded, Snow examines how Wellington won the devotion of generals such as the irascible Thomas Picton and the starry but reckless 'Black Bob' Crauford and soldiers like Rifleman Benjamin Harris and Irishman Ned Costello. Through many first-hand accounts, Snow brings to life the horrors and all of the humanity of life in and out of battle, as well as shows the way that Wellington mastered the battlefield to outsmart the French and change the future of Europe. To War with Wellington is the gripping account of a very human story about a remarkable leader and his men.


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    Title
    To War with Wellington
    Subtitle
    From the Peninsula to Waterloo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Snow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848541047
    ISBN 10: 184854104X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HBWH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.07092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037030, HIS027130, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHWR, NHWF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps
    Publisher
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    12 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN's Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. An indispensable part of election nights, he has also covered military matters on and off the world's battlefields for forty years. Peter is married and has six children.
    Review quote
    A superb account of what it must have been like serving under Britain's greatest - but also most exacting - soldier Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year Fascinating. History written as it should be: entertaining and informative Independent on Sunday Dramatic, often moving, sometimes shocking ... Snow's story is far more powerful than fiction Herald The bloodcurdling (and surprisingly steamy) soldiers' diaries that reveal how Britain trounced Napoleon in battle Daily Mail Snow's descriptions of battles ... are unrivalled Oxford Times A refreshingly accessible portrait of one of Britain's greatest generals, it will take some beating Yorkshire Evening Post A must-read Heritage Today 'Snow writes with tremendous elan and his appraisal of Wellington is scrupulously fair' Mail on Sunday