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Wellington: The Iron Duke

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Manufacturer: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author(s): Richard Holmes

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
Brand: imusti
EAN: 9780007137503
Edition: New Ed
Feature: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007137508
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: HarperCollins
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: HarperCollins
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2003-02-03
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2003-02-03
Studio: HarperCollins
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Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain’s greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington’s remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes’ superb skill in this compelling book.

Richard Holmes charts Wellington’s stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time.

Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers. Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz.

THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes’ TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium.

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