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Wellington - Rupert Matthews


Available: 28th July 2014
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Designed specificly to be read by those on the move, the Pocket Commanders series of books is ideal for commuters, holiday makers and those grabbing a quick lunch. Wellington crowned his military career by defeating Napoleon at Waterloo. But this was only the last in a long line of arduous campaigns that stretched back 28 years to the day he joined the 73rd Regiment of Foot as a lowly ensign. Always the cool, aloof aristocrat, Wellington still managed to inspire loyalty and devotion in his men. His career took him from the marshes of Holland to the dusty plains of India, from the broken terrain of the Peninsula to the sweeping slopes of Waterloo. This book explores the conflicting faces of this enigmatic man, while highlighting his tactical brilliance and logistical genius. Although the book will cover Wellington's entire life the focus will be primarily on his military exploits and skills, explaining why he was such a formidable opponent in the field. The "Pocket Commanders" series comes in a small format to slip into pockets, has short chapters for "bite-sized" reading on the move and has robust covers to withstand extra handling. But there is no compromise on the quality of writing or design. The military biographies are as reliable and informative as all Bretwalda products. Social Media *?Dedicated FaceBook page for this series refreshed daily during launch month, thereafter weekly for one year, and again daily whenever a new book in the series if published. All FB fans of Bretwalda will be alerted to publication. FB Page is on: * Will feature on publishers Blog and Twitter accounts Marketing Highlights * Viral video to be released in October 2012 * Illustrated with maps and photos. * Part of the collectable "Pocket Commanders" series of books published by Bretwalda. Other titles to include Wellington in October 2012, with George Patton and Attila the Hun to follow in 2013.

ISBN: 9781907791772
ISBN-10: 1907791779
Series: Pocket Commanders
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Available: 28th July 2014
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0  x 0.7