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Inhaltsangabe: Wellington (1769-1852), the 'Iron Duke' is probably one of the best known military commanders of British history, but this short biography also reveals the complex workings of this frequently most misunderstood of British heroes. The sensitive, withdrawn child of Irish aristocrats, Wellington was pushed into the army as 'food for powder', stumbling his way through Flanders fields, an abortive love affair and the banqueting halls of Dublin Castle to reach India at the age of twenty-seven. It was there he made his name and he returned to England, and marriage to Kitty Pakenham, as Sir Arthur Wellesley. He then took command of the Allied Armies in Portugal and Spain against Napoleon, a prolonged campaign which ended in victory. In the gaiety of Paris, Mme de Stael, Harriet Arbuthnot and others vied to entertain the victorious general. After Napoleon's escape from Elba, Wellington became commander-in-chief of the British forces, and in 1815 confronted the French at Waterloo. After that decisive but bloody battle, Wellington never fired another shot. He returned to political life, becoming Prime Minister in 1828, and saw through the Catholic emancipation of Ireland, which however split the Tory party.
About the Author: Elizabeth Longford was a renowned biographer and has written books on Queen Victoria, Wellington, Byron, Wilfred Scawen Blunt and the present Queen Mother. Her Victoria RI (1964) won the James Tait Black memorial prize. Her pocket biography on Queen Victoria was published in 1999 and her memoirs, 'The Pebbled Shore' in 2004.
Titel: Wellington: Year of the Sword
Verlag: Konecky & Konecky Military Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Konecky & Konecky December 31, 1998, New York, NY, 1998. US Printing. 8vo. VG-/VG. indigo blue DJ spine with white script for title and author, pictorial in between with small gold-tone band, black text and black on gold-tone label indented from foot. mild surfacewear, edges stressed but no damage. light blue HB, with mainly silver lettering and large silver script for tilting between pushed in ends. sunned faintly along the volume edges and extremities, the ivory textblock is likewise affected, with faint marginal yellowing to the interior sheets. all edges are foxed and with a yellow discoloration from exposure/shelfwear. as is. 523 pp. ISBN# 1568520948. Rockville. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7-8-1278748
Buchbeschreibung Konecky & Konecky Military Books, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. No Additional Printings Listed. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has no chips or tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 119151
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