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An Act Of Courage
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At the bloody siege of Badajoz, Matthew Hervey must overthrow the French - or die in the attempt.

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Allan Mallinson was a soldier for thirty-five years, serving first with the infantry and then the cavalry. He began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of whose descendant regiments he commanded. It was followed by A Close Run Thing, the first novel in the acclaimed and bestselling series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, before and after Waterloo. His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for several prizes, while his centenary history, 1914- Fight the Good Fight - Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War won the British Army's Book of the Year Award. Its sequel, Too Important for the Generals, is a provocative look at leadership during the Great War. Allan Mallinson also writes for The Times, is history editor for Unherd.com and reviews for the TLS and the Spectator. He lives on Salisbury Plain.

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"'Irresistible...Mallinson reinforces his position as a master of narrative military history'" THE TIMES "'He is back...writing once more with fluidity and power. By concentrating on the battle of Talavera and the investment of Badajoz, both sparklingly described, he plays to his undoubted strengths...rich in detail and impeccable wit'" OBSERVER "'Mallinson's descriptions of what it's like to be on a campaign are as compelling, vivid and plausible as in any war novel I've ever read'" DAILY TELEGRAPH "'The author's knowledge of warfare endows this novel, the seventh in a series, with strategic intelligence and superb craftsmanship.'" The Oxford Times

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