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A visually stunning examination of the battle that changed Europe forever: Napoleon’s last stand at Waterloo. In 1814, with Napoleon in exile, it looked as if his career was over. Then the Emperor escaped and made a last stand, which climaxed on June 18, 1815, at Waterloo. This compelling and richly illustrated treatment of the Hundred Days campaign includes reproductions of contemporary letters and documents that graphically portray Napoleon’s final overthrow, as well as information on the armies, commanders, battlefield topography, and the campaign’s consequences for Europe.
Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author, and broadcaster. He was ITN's Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. An indispensable part of election nights, he has also covered military matters on and off the world's battlefields for 40 years. His son, Dan Snow, is a historian who has researched, written, and presented several documentaries and appears regularly on the BBC’s One Show as their “History Man.” His writing has appeared in the Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express, and BBC History Magazine. Educated at the University of Oxford, he has joint British and Canadian citizenship. Together they presented the BAFTA award-winning Battlefield Britain and wrote the accompanying bestselling book (BBC Books).