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Wellington : Pocket Commanders - Ruper Matthews


Pocket Commanders


Published: 1st October 2012
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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.

Rupert Matthews

Rupert Matthews is a freelance writer of books for children on a variety of subjects.

He has been writing books for some years and has had more than 150 titles published in 30 different languages. Some of those books have been for grown ups, but others have been for children aged 5 upwards. He has also presented TV shows and performed on radio as well.

History - Rupert has written more than fifty history books for children. His works show a great attention to detail and frequently take a new and refreshing look at the subjects in hand. Rupert is able to provide artwork references and to check artwork for accuracy. He is also able to produce maps and very often photos as well.

Paranormal - The subjects of ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, poltergeists and the like are of growing popularity, but can be tricky to discuss for children. Rupert takes an objective view of the subject, looking at the evidence, explaining it clearly and in a non-threatening way suitable for the target age group. As with his history work, Rupert's writings on the paranormal are well researched and securely grounded in fact.

Dinosaurs - Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals are a complex subject that need to be explained clearly to younger readers. Rupert keeps track of the latest developments in the palaeontological world to ensure that the books he produces are fully up to date.

Whatever genre Rupert is writing about or editing, he has never missed a deadline and has always delivered work of a high quality to brief and to length.

Visit Rupert Matthews's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781907791772
ISBN-10: 1907791779
Series: Pocket Commanders
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2012
Publisher: Bretwalda Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0  x 0.7