Barossa, Battle of, Spain, 1811

Sharpe's Fury

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007120154

Category: Barossa, Battle of, Spain, 1811

Page: 337

View: 1688

It is 1811 and the war seems lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British Army are in Portugal, waiting for the war to begin again. Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana.
Fiction

Sharpe's Company

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101210178

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9103

To stem the Napoleonic tide, Sharpe must capture a fortress—where his wife and infant daughter are trapped—while protecting himself from a fellow officer determined to destroy him.
Fuentes de Oñoro, Battle of, Fuentes de Oñoro, Spain, 1811

Sharpe's Battle

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperTorch

ISBN: 9780007452958

Category: Fuentes de Oñoro, Battle of, Fuentes de Oñoro, Spain, 1811

Page: 384

View: 7229

Richard Sharpe and his men, quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, are attacked by an elite French unit, led by an old enemy of Sharpe's, and suffer heavy losses.The army's high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his military career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. So with his honour at stake, against an overwhelming number of French troops, Sharpe leads his men to battle in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Oñoro.
Fiction

Sharpe's Eagle

Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451212573

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1411

An up-from-the-ranks officer in Wellington's army determines to capture one of the golden eagles possessed by each of Napoleon's battalions, his private revenge and a small part of the panorama of the epochal Battle of Waterloo.
Fiction

Sharpe's Gold

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451213419

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2446

In order to finance the Duke of Wellington's next campaign against Napoleon and his forces, Richard Sharpe undertakes to steal a fortune in gold and must outwit both Spanish guerrillas and the French in the treacherous terrain of the Portuguese hills. Reprint.
Bassaco, Battle of, Portugal, 1810

Sharpe's Escape

Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1810

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007149872

Category: Bassaco, Battle of, Portugal, 1810

Page: 350

View: 6575

The twentieth instalment in the bestselling Sharpe series. Sharpe's Escape takes place in the summer of 1810, once again in the Peninsular War. The French are mounting their third and most dangerous invasion of Portugal. Captain Richard Sharpe with his company of redcoats and riflemen meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco. But there, despite a stunning British victory, the French are not stopped and the army have to fall back. Sharpe has made enemies among the Portuguese and during the retreat through Coimbra, he and Sergeant Harper are lured into a trap designed to kill them. With the help of an Englishwoman, Sharpe survives, but is cut off from the army. He has to rejoin his regiment if the command is not to fall to the ambitious Lieutenant Slinbsby. At the Lines of Torres Vedras, the vast defences built to stop the French before Lisbon, Sharpe confronts his enemies in a climactic battle.
Historical fiction, English

Sharpe's Story

The Story Behind the Sharpe Series

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972222037

Category: Historical fiction, English

Page: 115

View: 6536

Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Sharpe's Havoc

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperTorch

ISBN: 9780007428083

Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Page: 352

View: 505

A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal. Sharpe is cut off and his attempts to fight his way back to the British lines fail until he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington.They immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge.
Great Britain

Sharpe's Skirmish

Richard Sharpe and the Defence of the Tormes, August 1812

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972222006

Category: Great Britain

Page: 64

View: 2388

"It is the summer of 1812 and Richard Sharpe, newly recovered from the wound he received in the fighting at Salamanca, is given an easy duty; to guard a Commissary Officer posted to an obscure Spanish fort where there are some captured French muskets to repair. But unknown to the British, the French are planning a lightning raid across the River Tormes, and they reckon the obscure Spanish fort, which guards an ancient bridge across the river, will be lightly guarded. Sharpe is in for a fight."--Cover page 4.
Fiction

A Crowning Mercy

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell,Susannah Kells

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061832987

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7827

The civil war that is tearing England asunder in the year 1643 has not yet touched Dorcas Slythe, a secretly rebellious young Puritan woman living in the countryside south of London. She aches to escape the safe, pious tyranny of her father—and the opportunity appears with the arrival of Toby Lazender, dashing scion of a powerful royalist family, who awakens her to her passionate destiny. Her adventure truly begins with the discovery of an intricately wrought gold seal—one of four that, when joined, will reveal a great secret. Suddenly grave danger lies before her—not from Cromwell's advancing armies, but from relentless enemies who covet the great treasure to which she now holds the key.
Fiction

Sharpe's Tiger

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061012696

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2174

"It was a bloody awful shot," Sharpe said. "My mother could lay a gun better than that." "I didn't think you had a mother," Private Garrard said. "Everyone's got a mother, Tom." "Not Sergeant Hakeswill," Garrard said, then spat a mix of dust and spittle. . . . "Hakeswill was spawned of the devil." Richard Sharpe—Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.
History

The Battle of Barrosa

Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

Author: John Grehan,Martin Mace

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629140732

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 8810

By the winter of 1810–11, the armies of Napoleon had overrun most of Spain and Joseph Bonaparte sat on the throne in Madrid. But the Spanish Government had found refuge in the fortress-port of Cadiz and the Spaniards refused to admit that they had been conquered. With a British army under Sir Thomas Graham helping to defend Cadiz, the Spanish cause seemed certain to prevail. But then the Spaniards wanted to throw Graham’s force into a reckless battle against the French. If the battle was won, the siege of Cadiz would be lifted; if the battle was lost Cadiz would be rendered defenseless and the Spanish government left at the mercy of the invaders. The opposing forces met on the heights of Barossa in one of the most savage encounters of the Peninsular War. At stake was the very survival of the Spanish nation and the future course of the war against Napoleon. The Battle of Barossa is the first book to examine this crucial campaign in detail and to reveal its true historical importance. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Fiction

Sharpe's Fortress

Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061809578

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2324

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today." —Washington Post Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In Sharpe's Fortress, Ensign Sharpe's adventures in India reach a grand finale at the Siege of Gawilghur during the Maharatta War in December 1803, as Cornwell's hero uncovers a foul treason and seeks a righteous revenge. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."
Fiction

Sharpe's Sword

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101191330

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8470

The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin. He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once. Now, he's getting a second chance.
Fiction

Sharpe's Siege (#9)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153604

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3603

Sharpe's mission has seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, awaits Sharpe's arrival with a battalion of French soldiers and a vicious commanding general who keeps the scalps of his dead enemies as trophies. Outmaneuvered by Ducos's treachery and abandoned by his own navy, Sharpe has only two choices: to escape with the aid of the charming, unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, or die.
Fiction

Sharpe’s Christmas

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007237537

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1696

A Richard Sharpe short story, featuring scenes of action and adventure at Christmas.
Fiction

Sharpe's Rifles

Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140294293

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5856

Stranded in Spain as the British army retreats, distrusted by his men and surrounded by the enemy, Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds an ally in Spanish cavalryman Blas Vivar, who possesses information that can change the course of the war and help them all escape through the enemy-held mountains of Spain. Reissue.
Fiction

March

Author: Sunni Overend

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0987566717

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7325

A creative wunderkind who once topped the country's most prestigious fashion school, Apple March is now languishing behind a retail counter. When fate shifts and her imaginative passion is reawakened, so too is the threat of a past secret. From the cool heart of Melbourne to Paris and New York, in a vibrant world of Pimms and croquet, crocodile boots and cocoon coats, Apple seeks the thrill of creative freedom and the one man worth sharing it with. A page-turning debut novel written with fun, stylish wit, March is too satisfying to miss.