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How the French Won Waterloo (Or Think They Did)

(2015)
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Published in the 200th anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo, a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde.

Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if') then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began rewriting history.

The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy - les Anglais.

Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians - right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion....

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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
ISBN: 1-78089-308-6 / 978-1-78089-308-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
ISBN: 0-09-959498-6 / 978-0-09-959498-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
ISBN: 0-09-959499-4 / 978-0-09-959499-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
ISBN: 1-78089-376-0 / 978-1-78089-376-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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