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THE PENINSULAR WAR by Roger Parkinson - First - 1973 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 944)

THE PENINSULAR WAR

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THE PENINSULAR WAR

by Roger Parkinson

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0246640960
ISBN 13
9780246640963
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This is a mint-condition first edition (1973) of The Peninsular War, by the military historian Roger Parkinson.

The Peninsular War was the military conflict fought by Spain and Portugal, assisted by the United Kingdom, against the invading and occupying forces of France for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. It began in 1808 with Napoleon at the height of his power and ended with his attempted suicide in 1814. It is the war that made Arthur Wellesley the Duke of Wellington.
This narrative recalls the horror, excitement and drudgery of history's first guerilla war. The battles of Vimiero, Corunna, Talavera, Bussaco, Fuentes de Onoro, Albuera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria and Toulouse are firmly embedded in the British military psyche, and are emblazoned on many British Army regimental colours.

It is reviewed as "an excellent book, written in a brisk and accessible style." This book does what it does very well; it is a brief overview of a very significant period in European history, and doesn't claim to be anything other than a primer and introduction to the subject.
210 pages, including photos and maps.This book has not been read.There is one tiny spot of shelfwear on the front of the dust jacket and what looks like a printing error on the inside of the dust jacket--a brown strip. Otherwise pristine.

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bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
944
Title
THE PENINSULAR WAR
Author
Roger Parkinson
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0246640960
ISBN 13
9780246640963
Publisher
Hart-Davis MacGibbon
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
1973
Keywords
Spanish History, Portugal History, Napoleon, Duke of Wellington, Guerilla Warfare, Vimiero, Corunna, Talavera, Bussaco, Fuentes de Onoro, Albuera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria, Toulouse
Bookseller catalogs
War Stories; Military History; British History; French History; World History; Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece);

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