Hardcover Book, Wellington The Years of the Sword, Elizabeth Longford, First Edition, Biography, Reference, Military History, Illustrated
A wonderful book entitled Wellington The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Longford.
For most of us Wellington equals Waterloo. But Waterloo was one peak only in the career of this phenomenal man, and it is the achievement of this major biography that it reveals the subtlety and full variety of Wellington's genius as well as the fascinating complexity of England in his time. Lady Longford's unique biography draws on material from private papers and Wellington's own uninhibited correspondence.
Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE (1906 – 2002), better known as Elizabeth Longford, was a British historian. She was a member of the Royal Society of Literature and was on the board of trustees of the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is best known as a historian, especially for her biographies of 19th-century aristocrats such as Queen Victoria (1964), Lord Byron (1976) and the Duke of Wellington (1969).
9½ x 6½ inches
Published by Harper & Row -- 1969 -- American First Edition
This book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked but yellowed from age. There is a light stain on the front cover and bending at the corners. It is missing its dust cover.
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