Tom Pocock

Humbuggery

Waterloo

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Just as all eyes focus on Trafalgar for its bicentenary next year, Andrew Roberts leaps ten years ahead and gives us Waterloo, with the claim that it was the most significant of battles – indeed, that it too changed the world. Roberts always has something original to say, and here he presents a concise account, including most of what we need to know, which is not to say that it is all we want to know.

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