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The Sharpe Companion The Early Years; A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808 (Paperback)

Author:  Mark Adkin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060738146
ISBN-13: 9780060738143
Sku: 39954628
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  336
Age Range:  NA
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A companion volume to Bernard Cornwells popular historical saga chronicling the exploits and adventures of Richard Sharpe focuses on the early years of the heros military career, beginning with his first campaign as a private at the siege of Seringapatam, and features a chapter on each novel, a glossary of characters, maps of each battle and skirmish, historical details, and illustrations. Original. 13,000 first printing. *Author: Adkin, Mark *Subtitle: The Early Years; A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwells Sharpe Novels 1777-1808 *Publication Date: 2005/05/01 *Number of Pages: 300 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00
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Named "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" by The Economist, Bernard Cornwell is the undisputed master of historical battle fi ction, and for more than twenty years, his Richard Sharpe series has thrilled millions of readers worldwide on both the page and on television.

Now author Mark Adkin, a major in the British army, has created this indispensable guide covering Sharpe's early career, from his beginnings as an illiterate private fighting on the battlefields of India to his legendary command of the Light Company.

A treasure not only for fans of the series but also for anyone interested innineteenth-century warfare, The Sharpe Companion includes:

  • A chapter devoted to each Sharpe book
  • Glossary of characters, both real and fictional
  • Illustrations and photographs
  • Maps of every battle and skirmish

Full of fascinating historical details, thrilling contemporary accounts of actual battles, and impeccable research, The Sharpe Companion is a must for every student of military history and an essential addition to every Sharpe fan's library.

Named "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" by The Economist, Bernard Cornwell is the undisputed master of historical battle fi ction, and for more than twenty years, his Richard Sharpe series has thrilled millions of readers worldwide on both the page and on television.

Now author Mark Adkin, a major in the British army, has created this indispensable guide covering Sharpe's early career, from his beginnings as an illiterate private fighting on the battlefields of India to his legendary command of the Light Company.

A treasure not only for fans of the series but also for anyone interested in nineteenth-century warfare, The Sharpe Companion includes:

  • A chapter devoted to each Sharpe book
  • Glossary of characters, both real and fictional
  • Illustrations and photographs
  • Maps of every battle and skirmish

Full of fascinating historical details, thrilling contemporary accounts of actual battles, and impeccable research, The Sharpe Companion is a must for every student of military history and an essential addition to every Sharpe fan's library.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0336
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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