Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 by Bernard CornwellSharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811

byBernard Cornwell

Paperback | March 19, 2013

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the twelth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

Quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit, led by an old enemy of Sharpe’s, and suffer heavy losses.

The army’s high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his military career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. So with his honour at stake, against an overwhelming number of French troops, Sharpe leads his men to battle in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Oñoro.

As Napoleon threatens to crush Britain on the battlefield, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe leads a ragtag army to exact personal revenge against a French general known for his acts of terror. Sharpe's Battle takes Richard Sharpe and his company back to the spring of 1811 and one of the most bitter battles of the Peninsular War, a battle on wh...
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Title:Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060932287

ISBN - 13:9780060932282

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It`s the Spring of 1811, and Robert Sharpe and his untrained men are about to fight one of the bitterest battes of the Peninsular War. Squaring off against the mercilessly bloodthirsty Brigadier General Guy Luop and his elite French brigade, Sharpe and his men face a truly gruesome conflict. Sharpe`s Battle is another outstanding installment from Bernard Cornwell.

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"Combines those strengths that have come to characterize Bernard Cornwell's fiction'immaculate historical reconstruction and the ability to tell a ripping yarn." (Washington Post)