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Four days in June : a battle lost, a battle won, June 1815 by  Iain Gale - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from MW Books Ltd. (SKU: 282251)

Four days in June : a battle lost, a battle won, June 1815

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Four days in June : a battle lost, a battle won, June 1815

by Gale, Iain

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0007201036
ISBN 13
9780007201037
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London : HarperCollins, 2006. First Edition. Signed by the author. Not price-clipped. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.. Physical description: 369 p. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 ; Fiction. Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815 ; Fiction. Genre: Historical fiction.

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A remarkable debut novel, 'Four Days in June' is an imaginative but accurate reconstruction of five men – all real figures – five points of view, and four days of one of the world's most famous battles.Four days in June, 1815. Five men, three armies, on the fields of Waterloo. A battle for honour, glory, civilisation. And two great leaders, Napoleon and Wellington, in direct confrontation for the first time, to take their nations to victory. General De Lancey, Wellington's new Quartermaster-General, recently married and yearning for his beautiful wife. Colonel MacDonnell, a Scot who must hold his post to the last man. General Ziethen of the Prussian army, distrustful of the British but vital to their cause. Marshall Ney, mistrusted by Napoleon but revered by the French soldiers. And Napoleon, who must prove his worth as a great warrior for the glory of France. As the battle develops over the four days, it is seen through the very different positions and characters of the front men. From the eve of the battle to its bloody conclusion, there is defiance, desperation and great courage on both sides. Iain Gale, in his first novel, draws the scene, the devastation, the stench of war, with such vitality that, though the outcome is known, the tension of war comes vividly to life.

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Bookseller Inventory #
282251
Title
Four days in June : a battle lost, a battle won, June 1815
Author
Gale, Iain
Book condition
Used - Signed by the author. Not price-clipped. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly well-p
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0007201036
ISBN 13
9780007201037
Publisher
London : HarperCollins
Place of Publication
London
Date published
2006

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