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One of the 28th: A Tale of Waterloo Paperback – June 4, 2011
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About the Author
G.A. Henty (1832-1902) was a prolific author and journalist in the 19th century. Drawing on his experience and knowledge as a war correspondent, Henty was a master of weaving history into his fictional stories about courageous young men living in difficult times marked by military conflict. His stories provide insight into some of the greatest conflicts of history while introducing the reader to characters that embodied the values of integrity, duty and virtue. While aimed at older children and teens, even adults will enjoy his writings.
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When the action shifts to the Battle of Waterloo the book changes character. It becomes an hour-by-hour description of that battle. I suspect that to the audience of the time this was fascinating but for me it broke the spell of the story and was mostly pointless detail. A modern parallel would be a book which took time out from a comedy or romance plot to tell the story of a man escaping from the towers in 9/11 in great detail.
I found this book interesting historically; you might, too.