Wellington's Smallest Victory : The Duke, the model maker and the secret of Waterloo

Author(s): Peter Hofschroer

Biographies

'A first-class work of historical investigation.' Andrew Roberts, author of Napoleon and Wellington

The extraordinary story of how one man's obsession to build a huge model of Waterloo - the greatest model of the greatest battle of all time - incurred the wrath of the Duke of Wellington.

'A book that should be read and pondered deeply by anyone interested even vaguely in the Napoleonic wars . . . Hofschröer's impeccable research shows that the Iron Duke was guilty of self-regarding pettiness, obsessive vanity, spin-doctoring and a shameful vendetta against a man whose only crime was to tell the truth.' Daily Express

'Mightily impressive.' Richard Holmes, author of Redcoat

'This important book reveals what happens when a loyal subject runs up against an establishment that will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.' Guardian


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571217687SECA
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : April 2004
  • : 19.00 cmmm X 14.30 cmmm X 2.80 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Hofschroer
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 940.2/742
  • : 336