Top positive review
Sensational read! Highly recommend to both Fiction and. non - Fiction readers!!! Excellent!!!
3 December 2014
On of the best interpretations of the battle of Waterloo...., must read. It was very well written and easy to read. Read a couple reviews about certain points of views regarding inaccuracies which I find to NOT be correct or indeed fair to this work. One must remember that this battle has been claimed by so many and one could well imagine the political benefits and motivation at the time to do so. He certainly fairly talks about all commanders and their importance to the final outcome which was a near dam run thing that could have easily went to Napoleoans Way that is articulated through reading this. He certainly credits the Prussians appropriately that the Allies wouldn't have obtained a victory without them and that they certainly played a critical role, it also takes into accounts personalities which a lot of historians overlook. Cornwell has the ability of submersing you into the times where you appreciate the different styles of the commanders and also Wellingtos tactics of shielding his men on the reverse side of hills and importance of the same. This is not only a worthy read from historical non - fiction perspective but I highly recommend it to anyone in the non fiction as this is an incredible story that has more twists and turns than anything that Hollywood could even try to conjoir up and incredibly it actually happened. Well done Mr Cornwell love your work!