Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Story of William Siborne & Great Model of Waterloo

Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Story of William Siborne & Great Model of Waterloo

by PeterHofschroer (Author)

Synopsis

'A first-class work of historical investigation.' Andrew Roberts, author of Napoleon and Wellington The extraordinary story of how one man's obsession to build a huge model of Waterloo - the greatest model of the greatest battle of all time - incurred the wrath of the Duke of Wellington. 'A book that should be read and pondered deeply by anyone interested even vaguely in the Napoleonic wars ...Hofschroer's impeccable research shows that the Iron Duke was guilty of self-regarding pettiness, obsessive vanity, spin-doctoring and a shameful vendetta against a man whose only crime was to tell the truth.' Daily Express 'Mightily impressive.' Richard Holmes, author of Redcoat 'This important book reveals what happens when a loyal subject runs up against an establishment that will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.' Guardian

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 17 Mar 2005

ISBN 10: 0571217699
ISBN 13: 9780571217694
Book Overview: Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Story of William Siborne & Great Model of Waterloo by Peter Hofschroer tells the incredible story of the Duke of Wellington's furious reaction to a simple model built of the Battle of Waterloo.

Media Reviews
'Remarkable... a book that should be pondered deeply by anyone interested even vaguely in the Napoleonic wars.' Daily Express 'This important book reveals what happens when a loyal subject runs up against an establishment that will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.' Guardian
Author Bio
Peter Hofschroer, a specialist in Napoleonic history, is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning two-volume study 1815 - The Waterloo Campaign (Greenhill Books). Find out more here.