I purchased a book about Waterloo before this one and it left me wanting to know more. I purchased this book and have not and will not bother to look at another Waterloo book again. This has everything about the battle and more. It covers the strengths of the armies, command and control, the different services involved, weapons used and also uniforms. There are also excellent modern photos taken of the battlefield and diagrams to help you. There is a lot of detail so it is not really a book to read from cover to cover. If you want one book on Waterloo then buy this one.