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The Resource Wellington : the path to victory, 1769-1814, Rory Muir

Wellington : the path to victory, 1769-1814, Rory Muir

Label
Wellington : the path to victory, 1769-1814
Title
Wellington
Title remainder
the path to victory, 1769-1814
Statement of responsibility
Rory Muir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain's greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national legend. Wellington was much more: a man of vision beyond purely military matters, a politically astute thinker, and a canny diplomat as well as lover, husband, and friend. Rory Muir's masterful new biography, the first of a two-volume set, is the fruit of a lifetime's research and discovery into Wellington and his times. The author brings Wellington into much sharper focus than ever before, addressing his masterstrokes and mistakes in equal measure. Muir looks at all aspects of Wellington's career, from his unpromising youth through his remarkable successes in India and his role as junior minister in charge of Ireland, to his controversial military campaigns. With dramatic descriptions of major battles and how they might have turned out differently, the author underscores the magnitude of Wellington's achievements. The biography is the first to address the major significance of Wellington's political connections and shrewdness, and to set his career within the wider history of British politics and the war against Napoleon. The volume also revises Wellington's reputation for being cold and aloof, showing instead a man of far more complex and interesting character
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muir, Rory
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Great Britain
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Generals
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Generals
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Wellington : the path to victory, 1769-1814, Rory Muir
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III: War, Politics, Fame and Controversy
  • Part IV: Adversity and Triumph in the Peninsula
  • Epilogue
  • Online Commentary
  • Digest and Chronology of Wellington's Life and Career to 1814
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • LIST OF MAPS
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • Part I: Obscurity and Dependence
  • Part II: India and Independence
Control code
ocn859834304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300198607
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q7bf8
  • 54d3223c-a2bc-43ae-9605-a00c304d34b2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859834304
Label
Wellington : the path to victory, 1769-1814, Rory Muir
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III: War, Politics, Fame and Controversy
  • Part IV: Adversity and Triumph in the Peninsula
  • Epilogue
  • Online Commentary
  • Digest and Chronology of Wellington's Life and Career to 1814
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • LIST OF MAPS
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • Part I: Obscurity and Dependence
  • Part II: India and Independence
Control code
ocn859834304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300198607
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q7bf8
  • 54d3223c-a2bc-43ae-9605-a00c304d34b2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859834304

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