La sombra del águila

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Suma de Letras, 2000 - Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 - 173 pages
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La sombra del águila narra una historia basada en un hecho real; durante la campaña de Rusia de 1812, en un combate adverso para las tropas napoleónicas, un batallón de antiguos prisioneros españoles, enrolados a la fuerza en el ejército francés, intenta desertar, pasándose a los rusos. Interpretando erróneamente el movimiento, el Emperador lo toma por un acto de heroísmo y ordena en su auxilio una carga de caballería que tendrá imprevisibles consecuencias. Bajo su tono desgarrado, lúcido, divertido y trágico a un tiempo, Arturo Pérez-Reverte desvela una descarnada y mordaz visión de la guerra y la condición humana.

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very funny book, easy to read. Read full review

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As all Pérez Reverte's books I have read I like it. For one day you do not have nothing to do... it is small so it will not take you more than two hours to read it. It follows the style of this author. Read full review

Contents

El flanco derecho
13
n El 326 de Línea
27
La sugerencia
41
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Novelist and former journalist Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez was born in Cartagena, Spain on November 25, 1951. He started his journalistic career writing for the Spanish newspaper Pueblo and later for Television Espanola - the Spanish state owned television, in the role of war correspondant. He worked as a war correspondent from 1973 to1994 before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, El húsar, which was set in the Napoleonic Wars, was published in 1986, and he is well-known internationally for his popular Captain Alatriste fiction series, which takes place in 17th-century Europe. Pérez-Reverte has been elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.

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