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Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March
This book starts with a birth surrounded by all the pomp and power of an empire at its peak. in reality the book is about failure and indecision, abou ...more
May 11, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
I suppose there must have been a time when terms such as "mizzen-mast" and "top-sail", and a whole load of nautical expressions, were quite normal par ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
Sharpe's Prey (Sharpe, #5)
This is an excellent read dealing with one of England's less celebrated moments during the Napoleonic wars; the almost forgotten second battle of Cope ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Sharpe's Rifles (Sharpe, #6)
The Sharpe books are turning out to be informative and entertaining reads that do for the Napoleonic Wars what the Flashman series did for the Victori ...more
Dec 08, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe, #2)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Sharpe series looks like a more "grown-up" Flashman. The books appear to be just as accurately researched and the ...more
Nov 06, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Sharpe's Fortress (Sharpe, #3)
Historical fiction should complement reality and drive our curiosity. The Flashman series did that as so does the Sharpe series. I knew very little ab ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Lieutenant Hornblower
What jolly good fun. Within just a few pages there's a couple of floggings, the mainbrace is spliced and the clouds of mutiny hang over the ship. Ther ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Sharpe's Trafalgar (Sharpe, #4)
Sharpe at sea. Heroic and noble with a pinch of rough, our man Sharpe manages to befriend the good and bump into the bad with a skill that holds no su ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
Sharpe's Tiger (Sharpe, #1)
I've never read any of the Sharpe series before - I'm so pleased I tried this one. It's a jolly military romp in India; the British are attempting to ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
Pan Tadeusz
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Feb 13, 2013
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