How The French Won Waterloo (or Think They Did)

Paperback | September 27, 2016

byStephen Clarke

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Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde.

Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial.

If Napoleon lost on June 18, 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began re-writing history. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence, the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy -- les Anglais.

Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians -- right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion.

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Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial.If Napoleon lost on June 18, 1815 (and that's a big 'if...

STEPHEN CLARKE lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, became a word-of-month hit in 2004, and is now published all over the world. Since then he has published four more bestselling MERDE novels, as well as Talk to the Snail, an indispensable guide to understandin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.76 × 5.06 × 0.75 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099594986

ISBN - 13:9780099594987

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