Wow, excellent. There has been a lot of attention to Waterloo this year with the ’15 anniversary. And a link for anyone interested :): http://www.amazon.com/An-Illustrated-Introduction-Battle-Waterloo/dp/1445646668
I like the idea of learning more about the larger British colonial context (the American Revolutionary war being but one of several British colonial conflicts), interesting topic.
The O’Shaughnessy book seems like a valuable read, sifting through the myths of history is often a daunting task. I’ll have to add this towards the top of my to-read list, great pick.
I was recently reading the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin while working on a mobile app related to some content from it. Although I’ve read it before, it’s always great to revisit, and that’s been my latest read.