A vivid and original reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo.
At Waterloo, some 70,000 men under Napoleon and an equal number under Wellington faced one another in a titanic battle. Alessandro Barbero's majestic account combines British and French histories to give voice to all nationions involved. The Battle is a masterpiece of military history.
Alessandro Barbero teaches Medieval Studies at the Universita del Piemonte Orientale. In 1996, he was awarded the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award.