I am very unterested with anything to do with the Napoleonic wars and have got many books on them So this went very well with them My comments regard the Kindle Edition Do NOT buy it if you do not want to struggle with reading it.
The editing is atrocious if it was edited at all Paragraphs run together, sentences run together, words are missing, etc.
Perhaps one would expect a product this poor in the early days of ebooks, but not now that they are a lotcommon.
Although this is the last book of Sir Charles Oman s multi volume history of the Peninsular War, it may be a good idea to read this book first, before starting on the series There is a wealth of information here about the generals, organization, modus operandi, and daily life of Wellington s Army, as well as on alliance management, especially with Portugal There is also a great deal about Wellington, and the author was not shy about criticizing England s hero of the Napoleonic Wars The Peninsular War was the UK s greatest land war until World War I, and the UK s fascination with it is attested by hundreds books written in the XIX Century Oman s series came after Napier s, but both are worth reading.
As other reviewers have noted, the Kindle version is deplorable, but it is readable, and for 1 it is certainly a
Thiwhers book would get a 5 star simply because it s written by Charles W.
C Oman and is packed with information that is hard to find elsewhere But a word of warning it would get a 1 star for its formatting It s too bad nobody took the time to do anythingthat run this older book through OCR, which simply can t do an adequate job deciphering the type in really old books And nobody made any attempt to separate the footnotes and headers from the rest of the text, which means constant interruption and confusion, and they appear willy nilly in the middle of pages It might not be so bad if the OCR errors didn t also mis interpret footnote symbols and numbers So this wonderful book is a mess Some parts are just plain un decipherable Okay, I understand there is an exttremely small market for this genre, and no, this book, even spruced up, would p great.