Wellington: The Iron Duke

3,85 valoración promedio
( 312 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780007137503: Wellington: The Iron Duke

Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain’s greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington’s remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes’ superb skill in this compelling book.

Richard Holmes charts Wellington’s stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time.

Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers. Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz.

THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes’ TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Back Cover:

In this compelling book – and hugely popular accompanying BBC series – Richard Holmes charts the extraordinary progress of Britain's greatest-ever soldier from the ruins of his family seat in Ireland to the plains of India, where Wellesley first gained his reputation as a brilliant and courageous commander, to the horrors of the Peninsular War and ultimately to Waterloo. Holmes excavates a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage and iron duty often sickened by the horrors of war. However, Wellington's journey to greatness and recognition as the man who saved Europe from the tyranny of Napoleon, includes tales of philandering and exposes a man who sometimes despised the men he led, and was not always in control of them.

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON WAS NOT ALWAYS GOOD, BUT HE WAS UNQUESTIONABLY GREAT, AND THIS LIVELY AND INFORMED BOOK IS SOCIAL, MILITARY AND BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY AT ITS FINEST

"Holmes has written the best life of Wellington that there is...Richard Holmes has returned from his long quest with an historical holy grail; the true character of Britain's grittiest soldier."
ANDREW ROBERTS, 'Sunday Telegraph'

About the Author:

Celebrated military historian and television presenter Richard Holmes is famous for his BBC series ‘Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolutionary War’; ‘Wellington: The Iron Duke’; ‘Battlefields’; ‘War Walks’ and ‘The Western Front’. He is the author of many bestselling and widely acclaimed books including ‘Firing Line’, ‘The Western Front’, ‘Sahib’, ‘Redcoat’ and ‘Tommy’ ‘. He is general editor of the definitive ‘Oxford Companion to Military History’. He taught military history at Sandhurst for many years and is now Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. His biography of the Duke of Marlborough is published by HarperCollins in 2008. He lives near Winchester in Hampshire.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Richard Holmes
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain s greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington s remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes superb skill in this compelling book. Richard Holmes charts Wellington s stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time. Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers.Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz. THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Richard Holmes
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain s greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington s remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes superb skill in this compelling book. Richard Holmes charts Wellington s stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time. Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers.Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz. THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,94
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Richard Holmes
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97800071375030000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Richard Holmes
Editorial: HarperCollins (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 17
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000180169

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,11
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,06
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Holmes, Richard
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Cantidad: 4
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2003. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería KS-9780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Holmes, Richard
Editorial: HarperCollins (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 20
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. 2003. New Ed. Paperback. Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain's greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington's remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes' superb skill in this compelling book. Num Pages: 416 pages, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JF; 3JH; BGH; HBG; HBLL; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 290. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,28
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Holmes, Richard
Editorial: HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 20
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins. Estado de conservación: New. 2003. New Ed. Paperback. Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain's greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington's remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes' superb skill in this compelling book. Num Pages: 416 pages, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JF; 3JH; BGH; HBG; HBLL; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 290. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,60
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Richard Holmes
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers 2003-02-03, London (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers 2003-02-03, London, 2003. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,34
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Richard Holmes
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 4
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Wellington: The Iron Duke, Richard Holmes, Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain's greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington's remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes' superb skill in this compelling book. Richard Holmes charts Wellington's stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time. Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers. Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz. THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes' TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780007137503

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,75
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Richard Holmes
ISBN 10: 0007137508 ISBN 13: 9780007137503
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007137508. Nº de ref. de la librería ST0007137508

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,61
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda