Four Days in June
By (author) Iain Gale
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Four Days in June by Iain Gale
Book DescriptionA remarkable debut novel, 'Four Days in June' is an imaginative but accurate reconstruction of five men - all real figures - five points of view, and four days of one of the world's most famous battles. Four days in June, 1815. Five men, three armies, on the fields of Waterloo. A battle for honour, glory, civilisation. And two great leaders, Napoleon and Wellington, in direct confrontation for the first time, to take their nations to victory. General De Lancey, Wellington's new Quartermaster-General, recently married and yearning for his beautiful wife. Colonel MacDonnell, a Scot who must hold his post to the last man. General Ziethen of the Prussian army, distrustful of the British but vital to their cause. Marshall Ney, mistrusted by Napoleon but revered by the French soldiers. And Napoleon, who must prove his worth as a great warrior for the glory of France. As the battle develops over the four days, it is seen through the very different positions and characters of the front men. From the eve of the battle to its bloody conclusion, there is defiance, desperation and great courage on both sides. Iain Gale, in his first novel, draws the scene, the devastation, the stench of war, with such vitality that, though the outcome is known, the tension of war comes vividly to life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007201044
(197mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Iain Gale
Conspiracy, Paperback (January 2017)
British Intelligence maverick James Keane goes undercover in Napoleon's Paris for his most daring espionage mission yet.
Keane's Charge, Paperback (February 2016)
The third exciting adventure of maverick spy Captain James Keane in the Peninsular War series called essential for fans of Sharpe
Scotland Forever, Paperback (May 2015)
Iain Gale brings the Battle of Waterloo to life, giving the stories of the men involved and reconstructing the prelude, the aftermath, life in the Greys and the Battle of Waterloo as a whole. It is a uniquely exciting story of courage and military tactics in the heat of war.
Keane's Challenge, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Iain Gale
There's a leak in Wellington's army, and suspicion is falling on James Keane...
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Author Biography - Iain Gale
Iain Gale has strong Scottish and military roots. He is editor of the magazine of the National Trust for Scotland and lives in Edinburgh with his family.
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