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The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour:
A Novel of Waterloo
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|The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour
by David Ebsworth
historical fiction/ Napoleonic Wars
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Whether one agrees with what he did or not, one can’t but recognize that Napoleon‘s character, life, and achievements are like a humongous fresco.
However, it ended in a final disaster two centuries ago, on June 18, 1815. That’s the setting for a fresco of similar proportion: The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour, where everything is lived and retold through the eyes of two extraordinary women. Some may think that women being part of the army is a modern fact. It is not. And Ebsworth chose to give voice to two of them. Unusual and brilliant.
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