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On Wellington by Carl von Clausewitz
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Feb 15, 2011

it was ok
Recommended for: Die hard historians that really want the details.
Read from February 15 to March 18, 2011 , read count: once is enough

This was sooooo dryyyyy. I really wished it had been more interesting. I needed it to have maps. "left side, ride flank, up the river , down the river" what can one do without a map? However Wellington was a liar in his protrayal of events, Bonaparte was a liar, the Prussians were the ones that studied this battle and presumably got it right. A book for those that desire the excruciating details. The footnotes were terrific, explaining who was involved and their personal histories. Read a good historical fiction instead.

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