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This is an auction for WELLINGTON: A PERSONAL HISTORY by Christopher Hibbert.

"The narrative pace is at once spanking and smooth. There are no inaccuracies to offend the historian, no solecisms to irritate the fastidious and no longeurs to weary the general reader. All the old anecdotes are there (which is right, for they, like the old songs, are mostly the best ones)."
- New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant general, remembered most for his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Wellington was also a politician of commanding presence. Elected Prime Minister in 1827, he was an influential adviser to kings and queens, and became deeply involved in all the major scandals of the time, delighting in mixing himself up in other people’s affairs. Celebrated for his sardonic humor and savage rages which alternated with irresistible charm, he concealed a deep humanity behind a veneer of aloofness that gained him the sobriquet, "the Iron Duke." Filled with fresh insights on aspects of Wellington’s life and character, Christopher Hibbert has shown once again why he is one of our finest popular historians."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 1997.

460 pages + 24 pages of illustrations.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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