Daily Archives: August 24, 2015

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo

Reviewed by Teri Davis

Two-hundred years ago in the year 1815, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.

With history usually being written by the victors, this famous battle of the French against the combined forces of Prussia and Great Britain has been told from various perspectives throughout the years. Three armies with three battles over four days ended Napoleon’s rule over much of Europe. So why write another book about Waterloo?

Historical fiction writer Bernard Cornwell decided that none of these accounts truly reflected the actual battle. In his first non-fiction book, Cornwell breaks this battle down into chapters with accompanying maps detailing the placement and actions of the troops as well as artistic paintings of the events, explaining both in a readable version for the non-historians and military strategists demonstrating that sometimes the portraits painted years after the events were flawed.

Stories from the Olden Days by William P. Robertson

Stories from the Olden Days

Reviewed by Book Bug

– My Description –
When wise people talk of “The Good Old Days”, they refer to times gone by. (Anytime before 1990 is good with me. Before things went to hell.)

William Robertson recounts memories from his childhood in the 1950’s and 1960’s. William was born in 1950 in a small town in Pennsylvania. Everyone knew each other. No one was a stranger. Everyone was a friend.

William was your typical boy. He wasn’t happy unless he was getting into trouble. That is always fun, especially in “The Good Old Days.”