Wellington (2020)

Wellington Elizabeth Longford Wellington Wellington 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 misund
  • Title: Wellington
  • Author: Elizabeth Longford
  • ISBN: 9780750942133
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
Wellington Elizabeth Longford 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biography also reveals the complex workings of this frequently most misunderstood of British heroes The sensitive, withdrawn child of Irish aristocrats, Wellington was pushed into the army as food for powder , stumbling his way through FlandersWellington 1769 1852 , the Iron Duke is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biography also reveals the complex workings of this frequently most misunderstood of British heroes The sensitive, withdrawn child of Irish aristocrats, Wellington was pushed into the army as food for powder , stumbling his way through Flanders fields, an abortive love affair and the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.
Wellington Elizabeth Longford

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  1. Trina

    This abridgment does scant justice to the man Arthur Wellesley and even less to his military genius It sucks all the life out of the story, leaving just names and places of famous campaigns and victories Wellington s second career as a political leader is beyond boring Maybe her 2 vol biography is better But if you want to know what it was like to be a soldier in Wellington s army, you re better off reading the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, which follows all the battles from the Tippoo of I [...]

  2. Trish

    Combined edition of Elizabeth Longford s two part biography of the Duke of Wellington Very readable Interesting insight into one of Britain s greatest generals.

  3. Mimi

    Comprehensive and yet concise, Longford s portrait of the Iron Duke stirs readers who don t have time to read lengthy bibliographies.

  4. Lynne

    Wow really not for the average history reader Way too much detail, I didn t really care about Didn t even finish the book.

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