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 Post subject: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:46 am 
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Officers,

Could someone recommend a good read on the Quatre Bras encounter?

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:52 pm 
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For me its "1815 The Waterloo campaign" (Peter Hofschröer).
and of course (Chandlers) Campaigns of Napoleon

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:57 pm 
Chandler, of course, as well as Waterloo, New Perspectives by David Hamilton-Williams.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:58 pm 
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I agree with Mark I think that new perspectives title is the closest to a true operational understanding of what really occurred.

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:15 am 
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There is a actually book that focuses on QB, I have not read it but here is a link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/listing/2 ... 1462377069

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:14 am 
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Thank you kind sirs for your input!

Two more questions:

1. Is $35.00 USA a good price for The Campaigns of Napoleon (Hardcover) ?

2. Please provide info on Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: An Illustrated History (General Military) by Chris McNab

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:02 am 
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$35 is a steal if it is in even decent condition (meaning it can be read and will not make your book shelf smell of mold)

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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I second what Jim just said...

Battle On...

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:24 pm 
I third was Jim has said! You must truly be living right, Scott. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No, wait...

I know that can't be it. :o :? :shock: :twisted: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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I read the Ligny and Quatre Bras book by Peter Hofschröer a few months back and I thought it was excellent

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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$35??!!!!! Buy it. Buy it now.


And the Hofschroer book is a good one as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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Thanks guys, I did buy the Chandler book, with shipping I paid $32.71 I feel lucky!

Any thoughts on Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: An Illustrated History (General Military) by Chris McNab


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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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I got mine used and it has seen better days. Where did you get yours, Scott? Would love a nicer copy in decent condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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Dale,

from here: http://www.alibris.com

I just checked and the have the "other" one called: The Campaigns of Napoleon: the Mind and Method of History's Greatest Soldier.

I check here from time to time. They always have good deals.


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 Post subject: Re: Quatre Bras
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Well I am now about to make some of you either mad or something else,

This week I received the Campaigns of Napoleon that I thought I ordered for $35.00. When I received the book, it was in very good condition with just a touch of yellowing on the pages. The foldout was in perfect condition and I could tell it was a College library book that must have been weeded out. It was a 1st edition (1966 printing) and according to the old stamp checkout system, it was only checked out a total of 5 times.

I was amazed. The surprise came when I looked at the invoice. It read: Dear Mr Clawson, we could not sell you this copy at the listed price because we felt that it was not as good as we had described. We therefor dropped the price to $20.00. Your card will reflect the adjusted cost. Thank you for your business.

With shipping, total cost: $23.99

I can only say how lucky I am..................... :D


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