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    DescriptionWhile many books have been published on Waterloo, none have rivalled this in either scale or authority. The text, based on Adkin's fastidious research, including many days spent on the battlefield itself, does far more than simply narrate the events of 18 June 1815. The author provides as much analysis as he does description: plans are examined, commanders assessed and manoeuvres painstakingly related to the ground. Armies, weapons and tactics are comprehensively explored and evaluated. As with Adkin's companions to the battles of Trafalgar and Gettysburg, the text focuses on myths and controversies surrounding the events, as well as elements often neglected in other narrative accounts -such as the performance of the French 'Grand Battery' or the Prussian attacks on Plancenoit. Divided into ten sections, The Waterloo Companion can be dipped into as a reference guide or read cover to cover. Featuring little-known information and first-hand accounts of those who fought at Waterloo, it also covers soldier and command structures, tactics and topographical details. Each section is put in context of the battle and enhanced by maps, plans, drawings and diagrams. The Waterloo Companion is an absolute must-have for any historian hoping to further their understanding of one of the world's most famous land battles.


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    Title
    The Waterloo Companion
    Subtitle
    The Complete Guide to History's Most Famous Land Battle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Adkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 2,200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854107640
    ISBN 10: 185410764X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JWL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC21: 940.27
    BIC subject category V2: HBWH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    DC22: 940.2742
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 18
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    DC22: 940.2/742
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DC242 .A35 2001
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHWR, NHWF, JWL, JWCD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MNB, 3MN
    Illustrations note
    colour photographs, illustrations, 40 maps, diagrams
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    23 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Adkin, a former army officer, is the author of The Waterloo Companion, The Trafalgar Companion and The Gettysburg Companion, all published by Aurum. He has also authored several other books on military history, including Goose Green, The Bear Trap and The Charge. He has also written the bestselling Sharpe Companion to accompany the TV series.