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The Resource Wellington, Rory Muir

Wellington, Rory Muir

Label
Wellington
Title
Wellington
Statement of responsibility
Rory Muir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain's greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national legend. Wellington was much more: a man of vision beyond purely military matters, a politically astute thinker, and a canny diplomat as well as lover, husband, and friend. Rory Muir's masterful new biography, the first of a two-volume set, is the fruit of a lifetime's research and discovery into Wellington and his times. The author brings Wellington into much sharper focus than ever before, addressing his masterstrokes and mistakes in equal measure. Muir looks at all aspects of Wellington's career, from his unpromising youth through his remarkable successes in India and his role as junior minister in charge of Ireland, to his controversial military campaigns. With dramatic descriptions of major battles and how they might have turned out differently, the author underscores the magnitude of Wellington's achievements. The biography is the first to address the major significance of Wellington's political connections and shrewdness, and to set his career within the wider history of British politics and the war against Napoleon. The volume also revises Wellington's reputation for being cold and aloof, showing instead a man of far more complex and interesting character. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muir, Rory
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Great Britain
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Great Britain
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley of
  • Great Britain
  • Generals
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
  • Generals
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Wellington, Rory Muir
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vol. 1. The path to victory, 1769-1814 -- Pt. I: Obscurity and dependence -- Pt. II: India and independence -- Pt. III: War, politics, fame and controversy -- Pt. IV: Adversity and triumph in the peninsula -- vol. 2. Waterloo and the fortunes of peace, 1814-1852. War and peace in Europe, 1814-18 (Celebrations and diplomacy, April 1814-March 1815 ; The return of Napoleon, March-June 1815 ; Quatre Bras, 15-17 June 1815 ; Waterloo, 18 June 1815 ; Peacemaking in Paris, June-December 1815 ; The occupation of France, 1816-18) ; In cabinet, 1819-27 (Politics and the duke ; The radical challenge, 1819 ; The Queen's affair, 1820-21 ; The King and his ministers, 1821-22 ; Verona and Spain, 1822-23 ; Latin America and the Catholic question, 1823-25 ; The last year of Liverpool's government, December 1825-February 1827 ; Master-General of the Ordnance, 1818-27 ; Family and friends, 1819-27 ; The ins and outs of 1827) ; Prime minister, 1828-30 (Cabinet-making, January-June 1828 ; Catholic emancipation, 1828-29 ; The foreign policy of Wellington's government, 1828-July 1830 ; Domestic difficulties, May 1829-July 1830 ; The fall of Wellington's government, July-November 1830) ; Out of office, 1830-41 (Opposing the Reform Bill, November 1830-June 1832 ; The limits of opposition, 1832-35 ; Private life, 1828-35 ; The many faces of fame ; Leading the Lords, 1835-41 ; Wellington and the army, 1819-41) ; Back in harness, 1841-52 (Peel's lieutenant, 1841-46 ; Commander-in-Chief, 1842-52 ; In the midst of life, 1842-52)
Control code
843228762
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780300232820
Lccn
2013018606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)843228762
Label
Wellington, Rory Muir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vol. 1. The path to victory, 1769-1814 -- Pt. I: Obscurity and dependence -- Pt. II: India and independence -- Pt. III: War, politics, fame and controversy -- Pt. IV: Adversity and triumph in the peninsula -- vol. 2. Waterloo and the fortunes of peace, 1814-1852. War and peace in Europe, 1814-18 (Celebrations and diplomacy, April 1814-March 1815 ; The return of Napoleon, March-June 1815 ; Quatre Bras, 15-17 June 1815 ; Waterloo, 18 June 1815 ; Peacemaking in Paris, June-December 1815 ; The occupation of France, 1816-18) ; In cabinet, 1819-27 (Politics and the duke ; The radical challenge, 1819 ; The Queen's affair, 1820-21 ; The King and his ministers, 1821-22 ; Verona and Spain, 1822-23 ; Latin America and the Catholic question, 1823-25 ; The last year of Liverpool's government, December 1825-February 1827 ; Master-General of the Ordnance, 1818-27 ; Family and friends, 1819-27 ; The ins and outs of 1827) ; Prime minister, 1828-30 (Cabinet-making, January-June 1828 ; Catholic emancipation, 1828-29 ; The foreign policy of Wellington's government, 1828-July 1830 ; Domestic difficulties, May 1829-July 1830 ; The fall of Wellington's government, July-November 1830) ; Out of office, 1830-41 (Opposing the Reform Bill, November 1830-June 1832 ; The limits of opposition, 1832-35 ; Private life, 1828-35 ; The many faces of fame ; Leading the Lords, 1835-41 ; Wellington and the army, 1819-41) ; Back in harness, 1841-52 (Peel's lieutenant, 1841-46 ; Commander-in-Chief, 1842-52 ; In the midst of life, 1842-52)
Control code
843228762
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780300232820
Lccn
2013018606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)843228762

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