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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby Mark » March 24th, 2015, 8:57 am

I think we need to set up a similar thread for historical fiction books, I know they are becoming increasingly popular with many.

When I get chance I will do so later, Sharpe and Hornblower of course spring to mind :)

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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » March 24th, 2015, 10:46 am

And the historical novels of our own unclearthur, aka Jonathan Hopkins.

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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby naponline » June 5th, 2015, 12:58 pm

OXFORDMON wrote:Jan 2015:
March 2015:

Of Living Valour: The Story of the Soldiers of Waterloo
by Barney White-Spunner


Hi,

is the book of Mr. White-Spunner a valuable addition, in case one has the different archival works of Siborne, Glover and Franklin in his bookshelves?

I really enjoyed the book of Field about the French perspective and look for a modern approach to the British view. So any comments are highly recommended.

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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby Josh&Historyland » June 5th, 2015, 1:28 pm

This one by Fremont Barnes is the newest.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterloo-1815-B ... 0752462113

But there's also one by Ian Knight that focuses on just the British called a Near Run Thing.

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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » June 5th, 2015, 4:06 pm

You'd have to look online to see when each book on this growing list was published. The most recent aren't necessarily the best. ew - Many authors have rushed to publish before the 200 anniversary.

The current British point of view is less Anglo-centric than a generation ago. The Prussians in particular but other allies too are now given credit for their contribution.

Andrew Field has written two books? Waterloo: The French Perspective and the other entitled Prelude to Waterloo Quatre Bras: The French Perspective.

Some Waterloo books have been recommended by members in viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2438

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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby naponline » June 7th, 2015, 6:07 pm

Thanks for your remarks - the book of Fremont-Barnes sounds quite well ... of course I read Weller, a must have in the Waterloo section of our bookshelves; but I must admit he's a bit biased towards the British position :geek: ... I really appreciate the change of view in newer publications; as I'm really interested in different aspects of the British army of the Napoleonic Wars I'm searching more balanced works. Weller may be biased but as a weapon expert he focusses on some interesting tactical aspects.

I read Field's book about Waterloo, Quatre-Bras is on the "have-to-read-list".

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Re: Battle of Waterloo Books (including Ligny and Quatre Bra

Postby Frank Powerful » June 12th, 2015, 1:36 pm

https://independent.academia.edu/FrankPowerful
a probe chapter from my new ebook about the Waterloo campaign (i.e. not only Mont-Saint-Jean).
only in italian for now, unfortunately

http://ultimabattagliawaterloo.altervis ... 2402343750
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