Sharpe's Rifles (#1)

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2001 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Bernard Cornwell's action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged

It's 1809, and Napoleon's army is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety--and the only way of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.

 

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User Review  - KateSherrod - LibraryThing

"He might not be a born officer, but by God he was a born soldier. He was the son of a whore, bereft of God, but a God-damned soldier." I've decided that the best way to approach the Sharpe series ... Read full review

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User Review  - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing

I'm reading these books in chronological order, not in the order Cornwell penned them, and this is the very first Sharpe book he wrote... a little different in style, but to be expected, as the first books from the series i read were the last ones he wrote... still, solid adventure craziness. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
HISTORICAL NOTE
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Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo--and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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