In These Times

In These Times

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers—how did the war touch their lives?… (more)

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The anecdotes are consistently entertaining, if best consumed in moderate doses.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 27, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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