Title: Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the ...
Publisher: Viking Press, NY
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Modern Literature
First book in the popular and collectible SHARPE Series. Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809. Collectible copy. Napoleonic Wars. First American Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11252
Synopsis: Bold, professional, ruthless -- hero and man of action "Sharpe asked three things of his men. That they fought as he did with a ruthless professionalism.That they stole only from the enemy and the dead unless they were starving. And they never got drunk without his permission." Richard Sharpe is having a difficult war. Excluded from promotion because he is always on the battlefield, up against pompous, incompetent colonels, and worst, suddenly finding himself at the head of an inexperienced company who use all twenty five drill book approved movements to load and fire their muskets. A soldier like Sharpe can't be kept down though and his promotion to Captain, when it comes, makes a dangerous enemy in the upper ranks. As Sharpe approaches bloody battle in Talavera, he knows he is fighting for his own honour and that of his men.
Product Description: Bernard Cornwell's action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged
Captain Richard Sharpe prepares to lead his men against the army of Napoleon at Talavera in what will be the bloodiest battle of the war. After their cowardly loss of the regiment's colors, the men's resentment toward the upstart Sharpe turns to treachery, and Sharpe must fight to redeem the honor of his regiment.
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