Jane Austen lived during one of the pivotal points in world history -- the climax of Great Britain's life-and-death struggle with the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Miss Austen peppered her novels with the men who kept Britain free and won her a global empire.
Author Jack Caldwell dares to do what Miss Austen did not -- explore the lives of her intrepid soldiers and sailors, and the ladies who had the courage to love them. He brings the reader from the sea-swept decks of warships to the muddy fields of Waterloo, from the polite infighting in the drawing rooms of London to the treacherous intrigues in the hallways of the Congress of Vienna.
These novels are filled with intense drama, unexpected humor, and heart-breaking romance. And because of the sacrifice of these ladies and gentlemen, the world would never be the same.