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Witnessing Waterloo: 24 Hours, 48 Lives, A World Forever Changed电子书

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作       者:David Crane

出  版  社:William Collins

出版时间:2015-01-29

字       数:57.1万

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‘Of all the books marking the bicentenary Waterloo, this has to be the best’ Spectator ‘A book to die for’ Evening Standard From Samuel Johnson Prize shortlisted author David Crane, this is a breathtaking portrait of the Britain that fought the battle of Waterloo. As Wellington’s rain-sodden army retreated towards an obscure valley called Waterloo, the men and women of Britain were still going to the theatre and science lectures, working in the fields and the factories, reading and writing books and sermons, painting their pictures and sitting in front of Lord Elgin’s marbles. David Crane’s stunning freeze-frame of Britain on this day of momentous change shifts hour by hour between Britain and Belgium. The Britain that fought Waterloo – its radicals and patriots, artisans and aristocrats, prisoners and poets – appears through the smoke of battle and the mythology of Waterloo in this magnificent and original tracing of the endless, overlapping connections between people’s lives.
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Title Page

Copyright

Contents

Epigraph

Maps

Prologue

PART I

The Tiger is Out

Midnight: Belgium

1 a.m.: Cut

2 a.m.: Dance of Death

3 a.m.: A Dying World

4 a.m.: I Wish It Was Fit

5 a.m.: A Trellis of Roses

6 a.m.: The Billy Ruffian

7 a.m.: Le Loup de Mer

8 a.m.: The ‘Article’

9 a.m.: Carrot and Stick

10 a.m.: The Sinews of War

11 a.m.: The Sabbath

12 noon: Ah, You Don’t Know Macdonell

1 p.m.: Never Such a Period as This

2 p.m.: Ha, Ha

3 p.m.: The Walking Dead

4 p.m.: The Finger of Providence

5 p.m.: Portraits, Portraits, Portraits

6 p.m.: Vorwärts

7 p.m.: Noblesse Oblige

8 p.m.: A Mild Contusion

9 p.m.: Religionis Causa

10 p.m.: Clay Men

11 p.m.: Went the Day Well?

PART II

The Opening of the Vials

The Days That Are Gone

New Battle Lines

Myth Triumphant

Notes on the Text

Reference Notes

Select Bibliography

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Picture Section

Index

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About the Publisher

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