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The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory by Brian Cathcart Online



The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory

The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory

  • Title: The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory
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  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 335 pages


The News From Waterloo recounts how Britain learned of Wellington s victory over Napoleon 200 years ago Probably the most momentous news to reach London in the whole of the 19th century, it took three days to make a 230 mile journey and those days were packed with haste, confusion and drama What is , the years since then have seen these events shrouded in mystery and The News From Waterloo recounts how Britain learned of Wellington s victory over Napoleon 200 years ago Probably the most momentous news to reach London in the whole of the 19th century, it took three days to make a 230 mile journey and those days were packed with haste, confusion and drama What is , the years since then have seen these events shrouded in mystery and malicious propaganda the Nazis even made a film on the subject.Award winning author Brian Cathcart The Fly in the Cathedral, The Case of Stephen Lawrence reconstructs what happened with the help of memoirs, forgotten documents and the newspapers of the time In the words of the great editor Sir Harold Evans Cathcart s vastly entertaining narrative marries the scepticism of an investigative journalist with a dramatist s gift for suspense How dull by comparison are our smug digital days where news comes and goes at the speed of light The Daily Telegraph gives The News From Waterloo five stars Thrilling fascinating vivid entertaining


Author Brian Cathcart

Brian Cathcart is a journalist by background, having worked for Reuters, the London Independent papers and the New Statesman, and he is now professor of journalism at Kingston University London Some of his books including The Case of Stephen Lawrence, which won the Orwell Prize and a CWA Gold Dagger have grown out of news and journalism others such as The Fly in the Cathedral reflect his lov




The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory Reviews (8)

  • I bought this book for research purposes and it turned out to be such fun to read that I got through it in a day and then had to go back and make some notes Various different stories of the arrival in Britain of the news of Waterloo are interwoven in an entertaining way, and I think the overall mess [..]

  • The Battle of Waterloo was fought in Belgium on a Sunday in 1815 In England no one knew the outcome of the battle and, even though it was desperately wanted, news was not able to travel quickly As the country waited on tenterhooks a variety of characters appeared who claimed to have news of the batt [..]

  • So my official school history lessons finished with Oliver Cromwell Charles II and the great fire of London after a whistle stop race through Stoneage, Bronze Age , Iron Age, celts and Romans An interest in classic literature and a wealth of family history informed me about the Victoria era, WW1 and [..]

  • A very focused history but a fast read It is precisely about what the title says, and goes into a lot of detail about the communication and transportation routes available at the time One thing that I didn t understand, though, was Cathcart s handling of steam powered ships, which are dismissed as a [..]

  • Embedded journalists didn t exist in Wellington s day In order for official news to reach London, Wellington needed to sit down and write a lengthy dispatch which was then duly taken by man laden down with two of Napoleon s battle Eagles to London Horses, muddy roads and sail power ensured that it t [..]

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