The Battle. History of Waterloo
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An extraordinary book written by one of Italy’s most engaging intellectuals. Barbero, historian and novelist, writes novels that double as historical essays. Franco Cardini
On the battlefield, among the troops: even if the narration is crammed with detail and the protagonists numerous, one never tires of reading Barbero, who is a natural storyteller.
Barbero’s prose captivates the reader.
A masterly reconstruction. The discipline and talent of Alessandro Barbero transform The Battle into a unique book, which like a film propels us into the heart of Napoleon’s last battle.