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Great adventure, a bit bloodier than other British memoirs I've read so far. Vivid descriptions of Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, and Salamanca. Wellington again comes across well as general, but of poor character. Читати огляд повністю
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Adventures with the Connaught rangers, from 1808 to 1814, Том 1
Повний перегляд - 1847
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Сторінка 7 - Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information. Many interesting memoirs, diaries, and letters, all hitherto unpublished, and most of them destined for political reasons to remain so, have been placed at his disposal ; while all the leading characters of the empire, who were alive when the author undertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of incidents and anecdotes which have never before appeared in print, and the accuracy and value of which may be inferred from...
Сторінка 1 - These volumes have the fascination of romance united to the integrity of history. The work is written by a lady of considerable learning, indefatigable industry, and careful judgment. All these qualifications for a biographer and an historian she has brought to bear upon the subject of her volumes, and from them has resulted a narrative interesting to all, and more particularly interesting to that portion of the community to whom the more refined researches of literature afford pleasure and instruction....
Сторінка 199 - Although circumstances may alter the relations in which he has stood towards them for some years so much to his satisfaction, he assures them he will never cease to feel the warmest interest in their welfare and honour, and that he will be at all times happy to be of any service to those, to whose conduct, discipline and gallantry, their country is so much indebted.
Сторінка 6 - Quarterly Review. ^ DIARY AND MEMOIRS OF SOPHIA DOROTHEA, CONSORT OF GEORGE I. Now first published from the Originals. Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., 8vo, with Portrait, 21s. bound. " A work abounding in the romance of real life.
Сторінка 14 - LINDSAY'S LETTERS ON THE HOLY LAND. FOURTH EDITION, Revised, 1 vol., post 8vo, with Illustrations, 6s. bound. " Lord Lindsay has felt and recorded what he saw with the wisdom of a philosopher, and the faith of an enlightened Christian.
Сторінка 6 - LETTERS OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND.— Now first collected from the Originals in Royal Archives, and from other Authentic Sources, private as well as public. Edited, with Historical Introduction and Notes, by JO Halliwell.
Сторінка 16 - One of the most interesting• narratives of voyaging that it has fallen to our lot to notice, and which must always occupy a distinguished space in the history of scientific navigation.
Сторінка 9 - The best collection of authentic memorials relative to the Queen of Scots that has ever appeared.
Сторінка 7 - M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work. As guardian to the archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which cannot fail to produce a great sensation. From private sources, M. Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information....