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Dancing into Battle A Social History of the Battle of WaterlooThe social backdrop vividly described to one of the greatest battles in European history Waterloo 1815The summer of 1815 saw the final and desperate efforts of European powers to usurp Napoleon's reign over France The pivotal moment was unfoldi. A good readable account of the human and social experience in Brussels in the days before during and immediately after the battle worth reading in particular for nonspecialists who get bogged down in the obsessive uality of so much military history writing troop dispositions and command structures and diagrams of battlefields I wish the copyediting had been a bit precise; a review of comma usage for example would not have gone amiss

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Ntil 15 June when the tension broke and troops exchanged dance partners for weapons and prepared for battle Nick Foulkes captures the sense of what it was like to be at the very hub of events when the fate of Europe seemed to hang in the balanc. Excellent overview of the lead up to the Battle of Waterloo Conveys the carefree atmosphere of Brussels and high society living there in the run up to the battle Very well researched and lots of incidental information about the characters of the time Good and useful bibliography for anyone wishing to research further

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Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo Read & Download ¿ 4 õ The social backdrop vividly described to one of the greatest battles in European history Waterloo 1815The summer of 1815 saw the final and desperate efforts of European powers to usurp Napoleon's reign over FranceNg in an age where war was a social occasion; the military urgency was matched only by the soldiers and their wives' frantic efforts to keep apace of the lavish balls which were being thrown The intention to deny war with frivolity persevered u. Very fun read and good start on the history Recommended for writers who need story ideas ; Good use of first hand uotes letters especially and good notes and bibliography A little bit of repetition between chapters as if the author thought people would dip in and out than read straight through