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Adventures in the Rifle Brigade in the Peninsula France, and the Netherlands From 1809 to 1815

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Angelot: A Story of the First Empire

Excerpt from Angelot: A Story of the First Empire Drink, Monsieur Angelot, said the farmer. His wife had brought a bottle of the sparkling white wine of the country, and two tall old treas ures of cut glass. The wine slipped out in a merry foam. Angelot lifted his glass with a smile and bow to the mistress. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Colonel Chabert

Balzac once referred to art as "nature concentrated". And nowhere did his own art achieve such a rarefied state as in Colonel Chabert - one of the celebrated "Scenes from Private Life" from La Comedie Humaine. Chabert is among Balzac's most tragic heroes: a decorated Napoleonic War veteran believed to have been killed in battle. Severely disfigured, the Colonel, returns to Paris as if risen from the grave. There he finds his wife remarried, his pension gone, and his name linked nostalgically to the faded days of Empire. Employing a young lawyer named Derville, Chabert finds an ally to negotiate the labyrinthine system of Restoration justice; but as Derville plays the game of law and intrigue, we discover why Balzac himself thought that most post-Revolutionary politics were plagued with corruption. Chabert, despite his dignity, his history, his status as a fallen warrior, is no match for a society driven by the wiles of lawyers.

Moscow: A Story of the French Invasion of 1812

"Moscow" by Frederick Whishaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Napoleon in Germany, Louisa of Prussia and Her Times, an Historical Novel

According to Wikipedia: "Luise M?hlbach was the pen name of Clara Mundt (1814?1873), a German writer best known for her works of historical fiction."

The Adventures of Gerard

In a follow-up to the previously published volume The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Arthur Conan Doyle presents more of the recollections of the fictional retired French brigadier. Equal parts humor writing and classic adventure tales, these stories are sure to be a hit.

The Age of Revolution: History of the American & French Revolution (Vol. 1&2)

The Age of Revolution is the period from approximately 1774 to 1849 in which a number of significant revolutionary movements occurred in many parts of Europe and the Americas. The period is noted for the change in government from absolutist monarchies to constitutionalist states and republics. Two most significant events of the period were the American Revolution and the French Revolution. This book gives the complete insight into these events, explaining the causes and consequences of two major revolutions that changed the entire course of human history.

The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G.C.B.

The autobiography of Sir Harry Smith, 1st Baronet of Aliwal, is as exciting, varied and adventurous as the epic life that he led. He joined the British army in the 1st battalion of the 95th Rifles, whose dark green uniform he was proud to wear and despite an inauspicious posting along with the disastrous expedition to Montevideo in 1807 his talents began to emerge. These talents were to be brought to bear on three other continents in the service of the British.A contemporary of, and good friend of, other famed writers of the Rifles, such as Sir John Kincaid, Major George Simmons, and Jonathan Leach. These characters appear in their varied guises throughout the narrative to give it a distinctly Rifle Brigade feeling.The autobiography was originally published in two parts, however in terms of phases or major periods of his life it is best to describe them in three distinct eras;The Napoleonic Period covers Sir Harry?s career in the 95th through-out the Peninsular War, fighting in the Light Division from victory to victory. His Peninsular Medal , when issued in 1847, came with 12 clasps: Coruna, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onoro, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthez, Toulouse to represent the hard fought and glorious victories he had participated in. However perhaps his most fortuitous discovery during this period was Juana, his wife who having seen all here property destroyed in Badajoz came to the British lines to seek protection. Sir harry also participated in the Waterloo campaign in 1815 and provides a number of vivid anecdotes and flashes of action.The second period was in the emergent British Empire in India, where he trained and fought alongside native forces in the First Anglo-Sikh war. His victory at Aliwal on the Sutlej, in which he was outnumbered almost two to one, is widely regarded as the turning point of the war and led to further expansion what would become the Raj. Of the battle itself, the following quote might serve?Mr. B. Genn, late of the 15th Hussars, who had served under him in India in 1846, and who had fired over his grave. As soon as I had opened the door, a fine engraving of Sir Harry greeted me. It had been bought at a sale. The old veteran spoke of his commander always as the "dear old man." When I asked him if he thought him a good General, he fired up quickly, "Why, think of the battle of Aliwal! Not a mistake anywhere."Smith?s next major positing was to the South Africa, where he played a major role in shaping the form of the colony. The evident differences between the natives, Boers and the administration that would flare up over the forty years since the ending of Smith?s time, are littered amongst the pages of his writing. Of lasting fame can still be found here in the naming of numerous towns, not least of which the city of Ladysmith named after his wife Juana.A passionate man, often wild of temper, but brilliant and balanced nevertheless; an anecdote reported in his autobiography gives a little flavour of the man;"It was a common habit with Sir Harry Smith to threaten to jump down people's throats,?boots, spurs, and all; and he once on a field of battle sent a message, seasoned with some fearful expletives, to a colonel that if he kept his regiment so much to the front, he'd have him knee-haltered. But the fine old General drew a line at swearing and never allowed of personal abuse." Text taken, whole and complete, from the 1902 edition, in one volume, published in London by John Murray, Original 800+ pages. Author ? Lieutenant-General Sir Harry [Henry] George Wakelyn Smith BART, G.C.B. (1787-1860) Editor ? George Charles Moore Smith (1858-1940) Linked TOC and 16 Illustrations.

The Conscript: A Story of the French War of 1813

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The Country Doctor by Honor? De Balzac – Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

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