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A History of the Peninsular War, Volume II by Charles William Chadwick Oman
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Dec 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: history, napoleonic-wars
Read from December 18, 2011 to February 22, 2012 — I own a copy

There isn't really much I can add to the praise I have given to the first volume of this seminal work about Peninsular War. Extremely detailed, meticulously referenced and written in very accessible style - as long as you have a genuine interest in the topic, it is pure pleasure to read Oman's account of this conflict.

If I would choose to nitpick, then my only reservation would be in regard of Oman's almost absolute support of Wellesley's generalship. I suspect that not everybody will agree with author's undeniably pro-British stand. That is however question of possible differences in opinions between the author and the reader and doesn't take away from the high quality of work in this book.

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