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Whose business is to die, Adrian Goldsworthy

Label
Whose business is to die
Title
Whose business is to die
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Goldsworthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peninsula War, Spring of 1811. The dramatic events of Wellington and Napoleon's high-stakes chess game in Spain and Portugal continue. Hamish Williams, whose rise through the ranks from lowly Gentleman Volunteer has left him with implacable enemies on both sides of the conflict, is about to test his bravery - and his judgement - to the limit in the bloodiest engagement fought by the British army, the Battle of Albuera. This conventional stand-up fight, with lines of infantry firing at each other at close range for long periods of time, is something Williams is all-too familiar with, but the battle has one horrific shock in store, when French and Polish cavalry surprise a British infantry brigade, and their utter destruction seems unavoidable ..
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
823.9/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107
Literary form
novels
Label
Whose business is to die, Adrian Goldsworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardback -The fifth volume in Adrian Goldsworthy's acclaimed Peninsular War series takes us to the Spring of 1811. As ever, the tangled threads of his characters' personal lives are seamlessly woven into the dramatic events of Wellington and Napoleon's high-stakes chess game in Spain and Portugal, which Adrian Goldsworthy describes with the eye of one of our finest military historians. Hamish Williams, whose rise through the ranks from lowly Gentleman Volunteer has left him with implacable enemies on both sides of the conflict, is about to test his bravery -- and his judgement -- to the limit in the bloodiest engagement fought by the British army up until Waterloo, the Battle of Albuera. This conventional stand-up fight, with lines of infantry firing at each other at close range for long periods of time, is something Williams is all-too familiar with, but the battle has one horrific shock in store, when French and Polish cavalry surprise a British infantry brigade, and their utter destruction seems unavoidable..
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780297871866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)911262436
Label
Whose business is to die, Adrian Goldsworthy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardback -The fifth volume in Adrian Goldsworthy's acclaimed Peninsular War series takes us to the Spring of 1811. As ever, the tangled threads of his characters' personal lives are seamlessly woven into the dramatic events of Wellington and Napoleon's high-stakes chess game in Spain and Portugal, which Adrian Goldsworthy describes with the eye of one of our finest military historians. Hamish Williams, whose rise through the ranks from lowly Gentleman Volunteer has left him with implacable enemies on both sides of the conflict, is about to test his bravery -- and his judgement -- to the limit in the bloodiest engagement fought by the British army up until Waterloo, the Battle of Albuera. This conventional stand-up fight, with lines of infantry firing at each other at close range for long periods of time, is something Williams is all-too familiar with, but the battle has one horrific shock in store, when French and Polish cavalry surprise a British infantry brigade, and their utter destruction seems unavoidable..
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780297871866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)911262436

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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