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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

If anyone is interested the new volume, Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815: Volume I: From Elba to Ligny and Quatre Bras, the first of a two-volume study on the Waterloo campaign is due out in August in the US.

If anyone here has read the author's (John Hussey) articles on the Waterloo campaign in First Empire Magazine some time back they indicate that these two new books will be of a very high standard of scholarship and accuracy.

The book can be ordered through the Napoleon Series (go to What's New in the drop-down menu) for a discount.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

So, what's outstanding/different/illuminating etc about this set kevin?

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

It isn't published yet, so I don't know.

I do have experience with the author's work, however, and he is thorough and an excellent researcher.

I would expect more detail and deeper research than many of the Waterloo works that have come out in the last couple of years, but we'll have to wait and see.

For what it's worth, I've ordered the volume through the Napoleon Series and when I get it, I'll report on it for the forum.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

ok, sorry, I thought since you seemed to be recommending it, that you had an advanced copy.

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Thanks Brechtel, I also found this gem Greg Gorsuch translation of the 1814 campaign.
napoleon-series.org
Cheers,
Thomas

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link Kevin. Read it, interesting observations and comments from Haythornthwaite and Roberts. What I think caught my eye, I mean other than the super interesting subject matter, was also the forward by Hew Strachan. Very nice. I shall get this.

4th Cuirassier18 Mar 2017 10:04 a.m. PST

I am always up for another title on Waterloo. Wasn't John Hussey the first chap to make Hofschroer look foolish?

basileus6618 Mar 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info, Kevin!

I will add it to my wishlist.

John Miller18 Mar 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

Brechtel198: I have purchased more than one book based on your recommendation and enjoyed every one. Gonna put it on my list, (which appears endless). Thanks for the heads up, John Miller

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

You're welcome. I ordered mine yesterday…

Haitiansoldier18 Mar 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

It never ceases to amaze me how many books are written on Waterloo. I mean, it is my favourite Napoleonic battle but still, plenty of other large battles of the era have hardly been written about.
That being said, I might give this book a try. Never get tired of reading about Waterloo, just like Little Bighorn. It's timeless.

repaint Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

Never get tired of reading about Waterloo, just like Little Bighorn. It's timeless.

Waterloo is the epitome of classic tragedy. Like an intense play, one never gets tired of seeing a new and different version.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Agreed.

vtsaogames18 Mar 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

Like an intense play, one never gets tired of seeing a new and different version.

Lay on, MacDuff, and be him damned who first cries, hold, enough.

dibble18 Mar 2017 8:49 p.m. PST

I looked at my list pre purchases on my Amazon account and saw that "You purchased this item on 10 Feb 2017" I'm getting it for the price of £22.75 GBP, from an RRP of £35.00 GBP. Release date: April 30, 2017. (Volume 1)

Paul :)

dibble18 Mar 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

Haitiansoldier

That being said, I might give this book a try. Never get tired of reading about Waterloo, just like Little Bighorn. It's timeless.

Just like Porshe enthusiasts. Same basic theme, different version

Paul :)

Allan F Mountford20 Mar 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

I just checked out availability on Amazon and realised I had myself pre-ordered on 16th February! Looking forward to this one (due 2nd May).

Gazzola22 Mar 2017 5:40 a.m. PST

All versions and accounts of any action will probably contain aspects and information not found in other titles covering the same topic, so this one will also go on my list to buy. And, of course, all accounts are but interpretations of an author's interpretation of whatever research they have undertaken.

HappyHiker23 Mar 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

Hope this isn't a spoiler, but you do know, the french still lose?

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