True Soldier Gentlemen
About the Book
The year is 1808, and Hamish Williams is a 'gentlemen volunteer' in the 106th regiment of foot, a man serving with the ranks but living with the officers, and uncomfortable in both worlds: looked down on by those with the money or influence to buy their rank, and distrusted by the common soldiers who know he is not one of them. But Williams is determined to prove by deeds alone that he is a man worthy of advancement, and when the 106th embarks for Portugal to begin what will become known as the Peninsula War against Napoleon, he knows his chance of glory is at hand. Soon he is receiving a sharp lesson in the realities of war, as the 106th undergoes a bloody baptism at the hands of the French - and he realises that his single-minded devotion to honour may not, after all, be the quickest route to promotion. Combining the vivid detail of a master historian with the engaging characters and pulsating action of a natural storyteller, TRUE SOLDIER GENTLEMAN is the first volume in what promises to be a classic series.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780297860365
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publisher Imprint: Orion Publishing Co
Height: 233 mm
No of Pages: 400
Width: 152 mm
ISBN-10: 0297860364
Publisher Date: 27 Jan 2011
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Spine Width: 30 mm