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Facinating and informative - Excellent account!
on 15 December 2012
Having read something like 300 plus accounts of the famous battle in the 45 years I have been 'hooked' on the subject, I welcomed this account enthusiastically and was not disappointed! This has to be the best account in years and approaches the subject mainly from the French perspective (as the title implies) with an absolute wealth of previously untouched material. The author has done a fantastic job of balancing the different accounts by French eye witnesses against what we know (or think we know) happened at the different stages of the battle. I came away after reading this book with a feeling that despite all the accounts I have previously read, I know had a fuller understanding and appreciation of how this famous day went. I cannot recommend this book enough and if you are a Waterloo enthusiast you just have to buy this. I am now re-reading it and enjoying as much second time around! Let's hope for more of the same from this very accomplished author!