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  • Title: Defeating Napoleon
  • Autor: Charles River Editors
  • Editor: Createspace
  • Relaese Date: 22 November 2013
  • ISBN: 1494247623
  • EAN: 9781494247621
  • Language: English
  • Age of Range: 15 years
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  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 94 pages
  • File Size: 13MB
  • Rating: ★★★★★



Description Defeating Napoleon by Charles River Editors

*Weaves the lives of Nelson and Wellington together in one entertaining and educational narrative. *Includes pictures of Nelson, Wellington, and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes Bibliographies on each man for further reading. Over the course of its history, England has engaged in an uncountable number of battles, but none of her military heroes left a greater military legacy than Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson or Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. While Napoleon spent nearly 15 years running roughshod over Europe, stunningly conquering nearly every field army put in his path, Nelson and Wellington were there to spoil his plans and put a permanent end to them. Napoleon enjoyed a stunning series of successes on the European continent, but Nelson frustrated his Egyptian campaign at the Battle of the Nile and ended his dream of invading Britain at Trafalgar in 1815. And while Napoleon dealt with the Prussians and Russians in the east, it was Wellington who held his ground and eventually ejected the French from the Iberian Peninsula before sending Napoleon on his way to St. Helena with Waterloo. Nelson is well known across the world for his decisive victory at Trafalgar, made all the more legendary by the fact that he was mortally wounded at the height of his greatest feat. And it is understandable that any man who could thwart Napoleon'
s ambitions as well as Nelson did would earn a place in the history books. But Nelson embodied every virtue of his homeland- a dashing, courageous military officer who was impeccably cultured, and, of course, the best at what he did. Indeed, as the personification of the supremacy of the Royal Navy, the man and his life had a powerful resonance well before his death. In September 1852, a steam train carried the body of Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, from Kent to London, where he was to be interred at St. Paul'


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