on 17 July 2009
Bought as a present (obviously - would not be buying it for myself!). Recipient thought it an excellent book. Plus, he was really impressed that I managed to obtain it as it was out of stock or print at Amazon. I got a good second hand one on Marketplace.
However, I would suggest you buy this one only for people who have indicated that they are interested in the subject matter.
on 23 July 2013
The illustrations in this volume leave a lot to be desired. The first thing that strikes you when you open the pages is the size of these illustrations, in some case they only occupy about 50% of the page and are quite tiny and consequently lack detail. More thought should have been given to the uniform detail and less to the dramatic poses struck by some of the figures. I have the sister volume on the peninsular war which is far superior. There are many better publications out there on this period and this battle. Not recommended