Sharpe's Company

Sharpe's Company

The Siege of Badajoz

Book - 2001
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Richard Sharpe is on a suicide mission, to the fortress of Badajoz to retrieve his wife and daughter. Outside the walls waits the vengeance-crazed Sergeant Obadiah Haskewill, a man determined to kill Sharpe.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001.
Copyright Date: ©1982
ISBN: 9780140294323
0140294325
Call Number: FIC COR
Characteristics: 280 pages : map ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Siege of Badajoz

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Oct 05, 2010

It is the Spring of 1812. The fortification that is Badajoz, heavily defended by monstrous fortifications and a huge French-Spanish army, lies astride the Spanish Portuguese border must be taken by the English if they are to have a chance to defeat the emperor's forces in Iberia. Sharpe, stripped of his rank, must go through the breach to redeem himself and to regain his Captaincy.
As usual in a Cornwell novel, the action is hot and furious and in the grand finale, each page virtually drips with blood and gore --- this is indeed, vintage Bernard Cornwell..

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