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Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne papers
Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject and yet so many mysteries remain, so much controversy abounds. Letters from the Battle of Waterloo, by presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, goes right back to primary source material. In the ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 19th 2006 by Greenhill Books
(first published February 19th 2004)
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Oct 26, 2008 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides marked it as decided-not-to-read
I picked this up because I thought it might be an interesting diversion while I wait for the library to make Naomi Novik's latest available to me. However, this turns out not to be a general collection, but rather one attempting to address the question of whether Siborne's model of the Battle of Waterloo was falsified to please certain of his creditors. It seems to lack the "flavor" that I was hoping to see, so I decided to throw it back, as it were.