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: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign, July 1809. Richard Sharpe, bold, professional and ruthless, goes to war. Once a private, now he leads his men into action in the bloodiest battle of the war. The danger is as great from his enemies on his own side as from those across the battlefield. But through treachery and gunsmoke, through swordfight and bloody warfare, Sharpe saves his own life and the honour of the regiment. The Complete Sharpe Collection with a new introduction by the author
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