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Description - A Close Run Thing by Allan Mallinson

Rendering with meticulous detail the life of a cavalryman, "A Close Run Thing" combines historical accuracy, riveting drama, and superb battle scenes to take the reader along on the daring escapades of a young man whose indomitable spirit carries him through one of the most profound military campaigns ever waged.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553380439
ISBN-10: 0553380435
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Bantam
Publisher: Bantam
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2000

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Author Biography - Allan Mallinson

"Stirring...stimulating...entertaining...a richness of detail." -USA Today "Now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer of high rank shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare....Colonel Mallinson's a close run thing is very much to be welcomed." -Patrick O'Brian author of the Aubrey-Maturin series "An astonishingly impressive debut in the field of Napoleonic fiction. Convincingly drawn, perfectly paced, and expertly written, this cavalryman's tale is a joy to read." -Anthony Beevor, author of Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege "A rousing...tale of valiant heroism and dashing derring-do." -Kirkus Reviews "Mallinson expertly captures both the glory and the gore of the battlefield in this sweeping saga.... An exciting historical adventure steeped in authentic military detail." -Booklist

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