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Tango0128 Sep 2023 8:55 p.m. PST

… the Napoleonic Wars


"Few battles in world history provide a cleaner dividing line than Waterloo: before, there was Napoleon; after, there was the Pax Britannica. While Waterloo marked France's defeat and Britain's ascendance as an imperial power, the war was far from over for many soldiers and sailors, who were forced to contend with the lasting effects of battlefield trauma, the realities of an impossibly tight labor market, and growing social unrest. The Horrible Peace details a story of distress and discontent, of victory complicated by volcanism, and of the challenges facing Britain at the beginning of its victorious century…"


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Silurian29 Sep 2023 2:47 p.m. PST

Sounds interesting. Bit pricey for the hardback, phew.

Tango0129 Sep 2023 3:47 p.m. PST

(smile)


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