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by Elizabeth Harman Pakenham Countess of Longford

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ISBN:
0831756462
ISBN13:
978-0831756468
Author:
Elizabeth Harman Pakenham Countess of Longford
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Smithmark Pub; First Edition edition (September 1, 1996)
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885 pages
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Elizabeth Longford's 1969 biography "Wellington: The Years of the Sword" is a remarkably balanced if now slightly dated portrait of the First Duke of Wellington in his years on active service as an officer in the British Army

Elizabeth Longford's 1969 biography "Wellington: The Years of the Sword" is a remarkably balanced if now slightly dated portrait of the First Duke of Wellington in his years on active service as an officer in the British Army.

Book by Longford, Elizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess o. The Wellesly and the Pakenham families were closely connected. One can read about Wellington's start as a Member of Parliament, then as a young officer sent to the famous Riding Academy in France, and them a young officer sent to India at the head of a regiment. and see him grow into an excelent field officer. and thenthe wars in India, which really brought him to the fore,as onen of.

The writer of this book comes from Countess Pakenham, and related to Wellington by marriage. Sadly no longer in print, this is arguably the best biography of the militay career of Wellington ever written. Her brother was in the same battles in Spain, Portugal and France. The family is also 'Noble' and have other writers in the family. It folows the development of Arthur Wellesley from an awkward and uncomfortable, untrained young officer through his growth and development in India and the Peninsula War, to his final conquest of Napoleon at Waterloo.

Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE (née Harman; 30 August 1906 – 23 October 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 luminaries such as Queen Victoria (1964), Lord Byron (1976) and the Duke of Wellington (1969).

Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford. Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE (née Harman; 30 August 1906 – 23 October 2002), better known as Elizabeth Longford, was a British historian.

The Elizabeth Lo Elizabeth (Harman) Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE was born on 30 August 1906. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Bishop Harman

The Elizabeth Lo Elizabeth (Harman) Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE was born on 30 August 1906. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Bishop Harman. She married Sir Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC, son of Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford and Lady Mary Julia Child-Villiers, on 3 November 1931. She died on 23 October 2002. Her married name became Pakenham. The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography was established in 2003 in memory of Elizabeth Longford (1906-2002), the British author, biographer and historian

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Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Are you sure you want to remove Wellington, the years of the sword from your list? Wellington, the years of the sword Published 1971 by Panther in London.

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Elizabeth Longford wedding. jpg Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE (née Harman; 30 August 1906 – 23 October 2002), better known as Elizabeth Longford, was a British historian. Wellington: The Years of the Sword (1969) and Wellington: Pillar Of The State (1972), a two-volume biography of the first Duke of Wellington, who numbered among her husband's relatives. The Royal House of Windsor (1974). Winston Churchill (1974). Byron's Greece (1975).

Wellington: The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Harman Pakenham Longford and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles . Published by Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1969). ISBN 10: 0297179179 ISBN 13: 9780297179177.

Published by Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1969).

Born Elizabeth Harman and a daughter of eye specialist Nathaniel Bishop Harman, she was educated at the Francis . Elizabeth Longford - Frank und Elizabeth Pakenham, 1931 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, auch bekannt als Elizabeth Longford CBE ( 30.

Born Elizabeth Harman and a daughter of eye specialist Nathaniel Bishop Harman, she was educated at the Francis Holland School, and later took her Master's degree at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Physical description: 523 pages : maps ; 24 cm. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-532). Subjects: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley Duke of 1769-1852. Genre: Bibliography. Biography. Illustrated.
Reviews:
  • Linn
Again, the Duke of Wellington was a Hero to the British, but also to the Spanish and Portuguese people, and many Frenchmen who hated Napoleon. The writer of this book comes from Countess Pakenham, and related to Wellington by marriage. Her brother was in the same battles in Spain, Portugal and France. The family is also 'Noble' and have other writers in the family. Thomas Pakenham, who wrote 'The Scramble for Africa' and another brother who is also a writer and best selling author, and wrote The Mountains of Rasselas' of Africa, in Ethiopia. and his sister Valerie Pakenham. The Wellesly and the Pakenham families were closely connected. One can read about Wellington's start as a Member of Parliament, then as a young officer sent to the famous Riding Academy in France, and them a young officer sent to India at the head of a regiment. and see him grow into an excelent field officer.and thenthe wars in India, which really brought him to the fore,as onen of the youngest generals in the Army. Read it yourself, you will not be able to put it down for a nights sleep.
  • INvait
I wanted a solid biography of the Iron Duke. This book was exactly that. My only quibble was the author's tendency to insert French phrases from time to time but not provide an English translation. Still for those wanting to have some real understanding of Sir Arthur, this book, written by a relative of his, is the one to read.
  • Briciraz
The first of two volumes, this covers Wellington's live through Waterloo, and is the best (readable, clear, detailed) one-volume account of the Penninsular campaign and Waterloo I have read.
  • Love Me
Sadly no longer in print, this is arguably the best biography of the militay career of Wellington ever written. It folows the development of Arthur Wellesley from an awkward and uncomfortable, untrained young officer through his growth and development in India and the Peninsula War, to his final conquest of Napoleon at Waterloo. The battles are well researched and well presented, providing a fascinating review of warfare of that era.
The book however, is not merely an account of Wellington's military success, but examines the personal life as well and with a far greater insight into his personality than most other biographies, often contradicting the usual portrayal of the man as a cold and unemotional leader.
If you can get hold of a copy ot this book, read it. You will not be disappointed.
  • Ghile
A very fascinating book, filled with interesting information and well written.
  • MarF
First read in 1982, This is the book that launched my interest in Wellington I found it fascinating both times
  • MisterMax
It brings him to life as a living , breathing man.How different Europe would have been without him and his small Redcoat Army.I loved the man's humility which ,to me ,made him truly great.
Since this excellent book runs to almost 500 pages, it is for those with a serious interest in military history or historical biography. It is both well-written and well-researched, with great photos. (Of paintings of course.) I knew only that Wellington’s peninsular campaign was a success, but not about individual battles. This book remedied that. And thought I knew a great deal about Waterloo, I discovered many new facets. It covers not only Wellington’s character, and his battles, but the complex political situation he had to deal with, the problems created by his brothers, and the need for reforms in the British army, starting with the way officers were selected. He was the indispensable man; Neither Waterloo nor many of the battles in Spain and Portugal could have been won by anyone else. His tactical brilliance was only matched by his ability to inspire troops to exceed all expectations. My only quibble is that the Countess often uses French phrases without translation, never supposing I guess that it would be read by members of the “lower orders” like myself who were deficient in the language. But this is only a slight distraction. I highly recommend this book.

Robert A. Hall
Author: The Coming Collapse of the American republic