Waterloo

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Waterloo

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1aquascum
Redigeret: jun 20, 2015, 3:08am

With the 200th anniversary of the battle quickly approaching, anyone up to a group read?
I have The Waterloo Archive: German Sources v. 2 by Gareth Glover, Sharpe's Waterloo by Bernard cornwell and An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer lined up for (re)-reads.

Anyone up for group reads?

2wookiebender
jun 20, 2015, 1:06am

I like the idea of group reads, but find them hard to schedule. Plus, I'm afraid I'm not terribly interested in Waterloo! (Although I may read that Georgette Heyer, if I find a copy.)

3aquascum
Redigeret: jun 20, 2015, 6:02am

In 'An Infamous Army' you better skip to chapter 20, before that it's just slogging through English high society having a gay time in Brussles and the women marriage making and bitching. But the account of the Battle of Waterloo is exellent, it's been used in military academies to teach.

And if you'd like to know what Sharpe got up to...

4wookiebender
jun 21, 2015, 6:26pm

I have no objections to twenty chapters of women bitching, so long as they're doing it in an entertaining fashion. :)

5aquascum
jun 22, 2015, 2:09am

;) informed sources tell me they do it quite entertaining, but I still think that book would be better with out all the women and half the non-military men...

btw, re:Waterloo

http://www.zeit.de/wissen/geschichte/2015-06/schlacht-von-waterloo-200-jahr-feie...