The Duke

The Duke As well as defeating Napoleon at Waterloo Wellington went on to become one of Europe s most influential statesman and on of Britain s most reactionary Prime Ministers At the time of his death he was

  • Title: The Duke
  • Author: Philip Guedalla
  • ISBN: 9781853266799
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • As well as defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Wellington went on to become one of Europe s most influential statesman and on of Britain s most reactionary Prime Ministers At the time of his death he was one of the country s most respected elder statesman This biography reports his life.

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    1. I’ll admit to finding myself reluctant to read on after the triumphs of 1815. I didn’t want to meet the postwar Iron Duke, the shrewd diplomatic consigliere and military fixer for Europe’s autocratic status quo that I’d just glimpsed, girding his loins to put down the Chartists, in Wilson’s To the Finland Station (the books one is reading sometimes correspond purposefully). For the soldier Wellington, who mastered irregular counter-insurgency warfare in India, who thrashed the more num [...]

    2. Rather disappointing biography. The language is somewhat archaic and flowery. Greatest contribution is to highlight logistics as such a vital part of Wellington's success story

    3. Although Wellington is known chiefly as a military man, this biography devotes more attention to his political career before and after his military exploits. Even when discussing the military period, there are no detailed accounts of battles. General principles of military logistics and strategy are more discussed than actual fighting. It contains a lot of mildly amusing anecdotes of Wellington the man but very little on Wellington the general.

    4. This book is a dreadfully boring, rambling and confusing attempt to explain the life of the Duke of Wellington. I read the kindle version that had a ridiculous number of typos in the text. This book is written in a style which is dull as ditch water. I really struggled to complete the book - but am glad I did as only now can I advise readers to avoid this boring book like the plague. Possibly the worst history book I have read. Appalling.

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