1968 "First American Edition" stated on copyright page; Atheneum publishers, New York; hardbound; many photos, drawings and illustrations; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
goodreads review -
a great many books have been written about the battle of waterloo but none quite like this. this is the story of the men who were there. from their recollections, david howart has re-recreated the battle as it appeared to them on the day it was fought.
Kirkus review -
An earlier documentary of a later battle, D-Day (1963) was foreworded with Mr. Howarth's remarks that ""military histories of battles. . . do not usually tell what individual soldiers saw or did or what they thought or felt or feared"" which is what interests him. Once again he has imparted the shape that a battle takes for the individual soldier on the field. Via the foot-soldier, there are significant and involving new views of the Battle of Waterloo as well as revealing approaches to the confusing, idiosyncratic orders of that day. One understands many conditions of the conflict in the soldier's terms as he shows the armies' gallantry and awkwardness with contrapuntal clarity. All of this has been smoothly integrated along with some new insights--as directed for example to the enigma of Ney's disastrous charge on that afternoon. Invigorating and graphic popular history, which will be implemented with many illustrations (color and black and white) and maps in a handsome book.