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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An interesting history, located in the same event. With a rather funny way of presenting events. An error saves the lives of our protagonists. 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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