Waterloo : The Battle That Brought Down Napoleon
by Professor Jeremy Black
Editor: Icon Books Ltd
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A masterly and concise reinterpretation of one of the major events of modern history by one of the most eminent military historians.The battle on Sunday 18 June 1815, near Waterloo, Belgium was Napoleon’s great triumph at Napoleon – but he ended up in one of the greatest military upheavals of all time.Waterloo has become a legend for the night and remains one of the most sustained-more battles in historyLord Wellington immortally baptized ” the closest thing you have ever seen in your life, but the victory of the British became emblematic, a triumph of endurance, which ensured a 19th century the world in which Great Britain played a key role; it was also a defining moment for the French, bringing Napoleon’s reign to the end and closure of the Second Hundred Years War.Alongside the great theatre and powerful characters, Jeremy Black gives readers a fascinating look at where this battle belongs to the history of the tectonics of power changes in Europe, and the history of the modernization of the armed forces.The result is a revealing view of Waterloo’s place in the larger historical arc frame
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