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Wellington: pocket GIANTS

By Gary Sheffield

9780750952965

ISBN: 9780750952965

Published: 01-05-2017


Wellington: pocket GIANTS

By Gary Sheffield

ISBN: 9780750952965

Published: 01-05-2017

About This Book

Wellington is a giant because he was one of the greatest military commanders in British history, an important figure in the emergence of Britain as a great imperial power, a man who dominated British society and politics for 35 years. He was the only one of Napoleon’s contemporaries who can be mentioned in the same breath as a general - a master of logistics, politics and coalition warfare as well as strategy, operations and tactics. The book’s focus is on Wellington’s military career , and it looks at all of these aspects, placing them in the context of the military and political developments of the time. It explores Wellington’s personality – a key to understanding his success - and briefly examines His post-Waterloo career as a politician. It concludes that Wellington was not only a military genius, but an icon whose fame endures to our own time.

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