Dancing into Battle (häftad)
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Dancing into Battle (häftad)

Dancing into Battle

A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo

Häftad,  Engelska, 2007-09-01
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The social backdrop, vividly described, to one of the greatest battles in European history, Waterloo 1815 The summer of 1815 saw the final and desperate efforts of European powers to usurp Napoleon's reign over France. The pivotal moment was unfolding in an age where war was a social occasion; the military urgency was matched only by the soldiers and their wives' frantic efforts to keep apace of the lavish balls which were being thrown. The intention to deny war with frivolity persevered until 15 June, when the tension broke, and troops exchanged dance partners for weapons and prepared for battle. Nick Foulkes captures the sense of what it was like to be at the very hub of events when the fate of Europe seemed to hang in the balance.
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Foulkes is strong on the historical side of events, most interesting is what he observes about the mythologising of the ball as it blended seamlessly into the battle--Sunday Telegraph Foulkes has written a wonderful book. Drawing on a rich stock of memoirs from those who fought and those who partied at Waterloo, he creates a picture that is gaudy, sad, elegant and impeccably English--Mail on Sunday A fresh and vivid reconsideration of one of official British history's greatest triumphs--Scotsman [An] entertaining chronicle...Foulkes's description of combat is as deliciously British as his vignette of teacakes and cream--Observer

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Formerly Associate Editor of the Evening Standard's ES magazine, Nicholas Foulkes writes regularly for the Financial Times, Country Life and the Mail on Sunday's 'Night and Day'.