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Sharpe's Rifles (Sharpe, Bk 6)
Sharpe's Rifles - Sharpe, Bk 6
Author: Bernard Cornwell
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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ISBN-13: 9780140294293
ISBN-10: 0140294295
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Lt. Richard Sharpe has been stuck working as quartermaster for the 95th Rifles. Now he finds himself in command of a lost remnant of the regiment, cut off from the army during the disastrous retreat to Corunna.

The men don't trust him. They believe that only a gentleman can be an officer and Richard Sharpe is many things, but a gentleman is not one of them.

In order to escape, Sharpe must lead his men across the cold, bitter mountains of Galacia. He joins forces with a Spanish Major and his command. But that involves him in the Major's slightly mad scheme to produce a miracle to rally Spain.

Although this is the first Sharpe novel Cornwell wrote, I have been reading them in their chronological order, so I found the bitter and unsure Sharpe of this book a bit of a surprise.

But Cornwell and Sharpe are always dependable, blending accurate historical detail with swashbuckling adventure. Like every Sharpe book I have read, this an exciting and absorbing trip.
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