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    DescriptionThe Duke of Wellington was Britain's greatest soldier, whose victories turned the tide of Napoleon's conquests and played a crucial role in his downfall. Wellington went on to be a major figure in British politics, twice serving as Prime Minister. Often the centre of controversy, he was at times feted and celebrated as a national hero, at others reviled in the press and abused in the streets. He was a far more complicated man than the paragon of virtue celebrated by Victorian biographers. Rory Muir's masterly new biography, the first of a two volume set, is the result of thirty years research into the Duke of Wellington and his times. The author brings Wellington into much sharper focus than ever before, critically examining every aspect of his life from his unhappy childhood, his baptism into British and Irish politics and his remarkable successes in India, to the setbacks and triumphs of the Peninsular War. This is the first biography to address the significance of Wellington's political connections and the way they both helped and hindered his campaigns. The work also gives fresh insight into Wellington's character: his many strengths and the flaws that together made him a complex and interesting man as well as a great soldier.

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    Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814 v. 1
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    By (author) Rory Muir
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 64 mm
    Weight: 1,420 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300186659
    ISBN 10: 0300186657

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    32-pp. of illustrations; maps; plans
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    03 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Rory Muir is visiting research fellow, University of Adelaide. His previously published books include a highly praised study of Wellington's great triumph at Salamanca and the edited letters of Alexander Gordon, Wellington's confidential aide-de-camp. He lives in Australia.
    Review quote
    "Mr. Muir provides an authoritative view. . . an important book./i>--Max Hastings "The Wall Street Journal "