Waterloo: The Aftermath

Paul O'Keeffe

Why I looked at this book

The battle of Waterloo was a critical point in history, and so a topic of interest. Sometimes however, it's good to look at a subject in an indirect manner (a bit like using averted vision in astronomical observing), to give a better feeling of the context of historical events. I'm hoping that this book will give an informative account of how people behaved in 1815.

First impressions

The start of the book has quite a bit about military movements around Waterloo - as I said above, my expectations were of a more indirect view. But it is very readable, and it does look at how the guns were heard far away, so it isn't just about the fighting. Also the rest of the book seems to move on to other viewpoints, so I shall certainly continue reading.
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