A Near Run Thing :: David Howarth

A Near Run Thing :: David Howarth soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Collins, 1968, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: A, great many books have been written about the Battle of Waterloo but none quite like this; the reader can feel the shock of battle almost as if he were there. The first shots were fired at about eleven-thirty on a Sunday morning in June 1815. By nine oclock that night, forty thousand men and ten thousand horses lay dead or wounded among the Belgian cornfields, and Napoleon had fled, abandoning his army and all hope of recovering his empire-and also, it was said, two million pounds worth of diamonds sewn into the lining of his uniform. This is the story of the men who were there. From their recollections, the author has recreated the battle as it appeared to them on the day it was fought what they saw and heard, the little that they knew of what was happening, and above all what they felt. The author follows the fortunes o…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age toned. Edges of text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 239 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Military History catalogue?

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