Sharpe's Company

Sharpe's Company

Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz January to April 1812

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Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812The Complete Sharpe Collection with a new introduction by the authorIt was a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it was the worst he could remember. He had lost his command to a wealthy man -- a man with money to buy the promotion Sharpe coveted. And from England came his oldest enemy -- the ruthless, indestructible Hakeswill -- utterly intent on ruining Sharpe. But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. And the surest way is to lead the bloody attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz, a road to almost certain death -- or unimagined glory...
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking Penguin, 1982.
ISBN: 9780006165736
0006165737
Branch Call Number: APB F COR
Characteristics: 280 pages

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Oct 05, 2010

It is the Spring of 1812. The fortification that is Badajoz, heavily defended by monstrous fortifications and a huge French-Spanish army, lies astride the Spanish Portuguese border must be taken by the English if they are to have a chance to defeat the emperor's forces in Iberia. Sharpe, stripped of his rank, must go through the breach to redeem himself and to regain his Captaincy.
As usual in a Cornwell novel, the action is hot and furious and in the grand finale, each page virtually drips with blood and gore --- this is indeed, vintage Bernard Cornwell..

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