1st ed., 1992. X + 306 pp., plates + maps & plans. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Largely drawn from original sources, this biography follows the life of Wellington the soldier and explains how he waged war and why he won battles. This is also the story of a humane, intelligent and acerbic aristocrat who believed that his kind were destined to lead. It shows how he stamped his iron will on the men he commanded and how they responded. It reveals Wellington the professional fighting man who created the remarkable intelligence and logistical services that were the keys to his victories.