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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • France,
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Military leadership.,
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 -- Military leadership.,
  • Generals -- France -- Biography.,
  • Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-330) and index.

StatementAndrew Roberts.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC203 .R68 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination350 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3596731M
ISBN 100297646079
LC Control Number2002318198

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An award-winning historian offers an eye-opening view of the relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington, whose lives moved inexorably to their meeting at Waterloo, one of 4/5(1). Napoleon, who first heard of Wellington in , never showed his great rival quite the respect he deserved, let alone the respect Wellington considered his due, Roberts shows.   A must-have for anyone interested in Napoleonic history, Napoleon and Wellington is an easy read, containing a wealth of information. Highly recommended, this work is destined to become a classic (NAPOLEONIC ALLIANCE GAZETTE) Roberts sets out to explore each man's contrasting qualities and their opinion of each other/5(36). Wellington and Napoleon tells the story of the convergence and final clash of two of the most brilliant commanders ever to meet on the field of battle, Wellington, his men said, "didn't know how to lose a battle." But Wellington himself admired his adversary/5.