No-one knows more about the Waterloo Campaign than John Hussey, and this extraordinary book is the culmination of his life’s work in Napoleonic War studies. He is able to deal with the big geo-strategic overview of the Hundred Days but also the arcane and intricate issues such as the d’Erlon Fiasco with equally masterly comprehensiveness. It will be decades before this book is superseded as the best account of those extraordinary events of 1815.
Professor Andrew Roberts, author of Napoleon the Great
The essays are well written and can easily be read in one sitting. Many of the pieces are thought provoking, such as his assessment on why Napoleon fell, while others are surveys of a particular battle or action. There is even an essay on how Napoleon viewed the individual marshals!
The Napoleon Series