The Peninsular War – A New History.
London / New York / a.o., Penguin Books Ltd., 2002. 16 cm x 24 cm. XV, 587 pages. Several black and white maps and colour plates. Original Hardcover with the rare illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Excellent, as new condition with very minor signs of external wear. Out of print Hardcover-Version.
Includes for example the following essays: Lisbon: The Origins of the Peninsular War / Somosierra: Napoleon’s Revenge, November-December 1808 / Talavera: the Fall of the Junta Central, July 1809-January 1810 / Pancorbo: the Emergence of Guerilla War, 1808-1810 / Albuera: Stalemate on the Portuguese Frontier, March-December 1811 / Vitoria: the Defeat of King Joseph, January-June 1813 / Pyrennes: Invasion of France, July-November 1813 etc.
Covering a period of history that tore apart Portugal and Spain and ultimately lead to the civil war of 1936-9.
Charles Esdaile is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool and has authored a number of books on Spanish and French history.