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Napoleon's Battles - by Henry Lachouque

Arcole, Marengo, Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, Wagram, etc. - as many chapters as there are battles. Tremendous stories, they are swarming with armies and soldiers, and filled with uproar: shouting, orders, charges and retreats, blazing buildings, and all the miseries and glories of defeat and victory. Such is this complete history in one volume of the twenty years of Napoleon's campaigns that began with the victory of Rivoli when he was 27 and ended with the disaster of Waterloo when he was only 46.
Although this book records all the detail of these historic campaigns and battles, it is not for historians and military men only, or even primarily, but for all that immense public to whom the name of Napoleon is still a magnet, who would seek to understand the ideas and the person that give to a thousand details a very real sense of unity and design.
In this book there are story, a portrait, an idea; and the portrait is a dynamic one, revealed through action, of man who never explained himself, and whose thoughts were kept in constant contact with reality by his will, but whose imagination was so swift and so clear that it became part of action in instant. Commandant Lachouque, France's leading Napoleonist, has made the whole story and its creation superbly clear.

The Burning of Moscow - by Daria Olivier

Everyone knows that Moscow burst into flames when Napoleon entered the city in September 1812, at the climax of his Russian campaign, but suprisingly few can answer the many questions involved: Who started the fires ? How long did Napoleon remain in the burning city and what did he do while he was there ?
What happened to the Muscovites ? Did the fires consume everything ? Was the burning of Moscow really, for Napoleon, the begining of the end ? Why did he decide, for the first time in his career, to retreat ? In this full and graphic account of a disaster that was decisive in world history, and of its aftermath, these and other questions are answered.
Using the enormous collection of Russian documentation that was made public in the U.S.S.R. on the 150th anniversary of the 'Patriotic' War, Daria Olivier, herself of Russian parentage and birth, has brought much new light to bear on this exciting moment in history. At the same time, she has studied the behaviour of the principal protagonists, especially Tsar Alexander I, and has exercised the maximum objectiveness in her juxtapositioning of original texts from both adversaries. Other fascinating characters abound, especially the wily Kutusov, the Russian Commander-in-Chief, Rostopchim, the Governor of Moscow, Wilson, the British Ambassador to the Tsar, Murat, Caulaincourt and the rest of the French marshals.
A great Russian poet referred to the 1812 campaign as a "War of Giants", and this absorbing story makes his maeaning clear.


The Last Days of Napoleon's Empire - by Henry Lachouque

After the debacle of Waterloo, on June 18th, 1815, Napoleon re-entered Paris with the remnants of the Old Guard. On August 9th he set sail for Saint Helena. Between these two dates were fifty of the most dramatic yet least known days in the life of the Emperor.
Mysteries, doubts and obscurities have long surrounded the stream of events which followed one another through those breathless weeks. Can it really be said that, had Napoleon wished to do so, everything could still have been saved with the troops that remained faithful to him ? What was Fouche's real object when he forced the disappointed Emperor to leave for Rochefort, knowing all the time that the passport for America would never be granted ? Although no satisfactory explanation of this point was given at any later date, was there any secret motive that made Napoleon decide to surrender to the English ?
In this book, Commandant Henry Lachouque gives his answers to these vital questions. Intrigues, bargaining and acts of treachery are clarified one after other, as result of careful sifting of both French and English archives. But the true mystery of those fifty days rests in Napoleon himself, who all of sudden seemed to have lost all interest and taste for action, and to have abandoned himself to his fate, instead of controlling it as hitherto. The Emperor was never more touching or human than in the moment when, physically very exhausted, he felt with all his being, that, for better or worse, his work was done and his role was ended.
These closing days of Napoleon's life are told by one of the greatest experts in the history of the period with great clarity and a real sense of tragedy.


Napoleon: the Visionary Conqueror - by Eric Ledru

A new brilliant interpretation of Napoleon's epic tale, with foreword of Jean Tulard

In the very richly illustrated book, Eric Ledru sheds new light on one of the most written about figures in the modern history, and gives us a fascinating in-depth study of Napoleon's life and deeds.
A "must-read" for laymen and scholars alike. The reproduction of historic paintings, battle scenes and authentic documents alone are worth the price.
To help readers get a better grasp of the multifaceted role played by Napoleon, the author has selected first-rate illustration for his study of Napoleon from the world's greatest museums and private collections, some of which are published here for the first time.

Napoleon - by Manfred Weidhorn

Napoleon was sent, at age nine, from Corsica, his bitrhplace, to school in France. There, he was taunted by his classmates as a foreigner and an outsider. But he excelled at his studies and went on to become one of the greatest generals of France and one of the most powerful leaders in history. While still in his thirties he was crowned emperor of the French and he was master of nearly all Europe.
This biography, which includes many revealing qutes from Napoleon's writings, brings to life the briliant, complex man beneath the familiar poses. It shows how the liberal, revolutionary stances of Napoleon's early career became rigid and reactionary as he lost touch with the people in his struggle to maintain his power. It also tells why his early glorious victories throughout Europe faded in the snowy vastness of his Russian campaign.
Here, also are Napoleon's last years: his exile on Elba and the dramatic hundred days, when he again held the hearts of the French people; his final downfall at Waterloo, and the last, lonely years on St. Helena.
Napoleon's mark on Europe's geography and laws - and on people's imaginations - is still felt today throughout the western world.

The French Revolution - by Sean Connolly

* What was it like to be a member of the nobility during the French Revolution?
* What was it like to watch an execution by guillotine?
* What was it like to be a witness to history?

Step back to the time of the French Revolution and see history through the eyes of those who lived it. Find out what it was like to be a radical at the heart of the revolution. Discover how it felt to be the mayor of Paris as the street spilled over with rioting crowds. Hear the account of Louis XVI's priest as king was led to his place of execution - and the feared guillotine.

This book in series of Witness to History brings to life monumental events of the past through the accounts of people who were at the time. This compelling series invites the reader to look at history with new eyes by questioning the reliability of historical documents and asking what it is that we can all learn by bearing witness to history.


Waterloo Napoleon's Last Gamble - by Andrew Roberts

The career of Napoleon and the advancement of the greatest personal epic since Julius Ceasar were brought to a shuddering halt on the evening of Sunday, 18 June 1815. In his spirited account of one of the most significant 48-hour periods of all time, Andrew Roberts combines revealing recent research with extraordinary pace as he expands the five key phases of the battle.

A new chief of staff; a missed opportunity to advance; an untimely and accidental cavalry attack; an apocalyptic downpour that fatally softened the earth underfoot and thwarted the Emperor's colossal cannon; a myriad of partially-informed snap decisions - were elements that allowed Wellington's armies to grasp victory from the command of France. Amongst the all-too-human explanations for the blunder that cost Napoleon his throne, Roberts sets the political, strategic and historical scene, and finallly shows why Waterloo was such an important historical punctuation mark.

The generation after Waterloo saw the birth of the modern era: henceforth wars were fought with infinitely more appalling methods by constantly changing blocs of powers. By the time of the Great War, chivalry was dead. The honour of bright uniform, the tangible spirit of elan, esprit and eclat and - at least initially - the aesthetic beauty of battle took their final dance at Waterloo.

Napoleon's Campaign in Poland 1806-1807 - by F. Loraine Petre

With Introduction by Dr. David G. Chandler

After Napoleon's humiliation of Prussia, on the field of Jena, the French Emperor turned his attention to subduing his Russian foe and marched into Poland in the winter of 1806. Six months later, the Russians had been beaten and brought to the peace table and Napoleon was at height of his power.

In his detailed study of this remarkable episode of Napoleonic history, F. Loraine Petre follows every move of the campaign. He assesses the defeat of Prussia, analyses the strenghts and weaknesses of both Napoleon's army and that of his Russian opponents, details the bloody battle of Eylau - where Napoleon's troops were fought to a standstill in the snows of Polish winter - and describes Napoleon's crushing victory over the Russians at Friedland.

F. Loraine Petre's campaign studies are renowned for their scope, detail and clarity, and Napoleon's Campaign in Poland is brilliant overview of Napoleon's vaunted army confronting some of its most worthy opponents.


Warfare in the Ege of Bonaparte - by Michael Glover

From 1792 to 1815 Europe was wracked by a series of wars, first against revolutionary France and then the expansionist empire of Napoleon Bonaparte.
In the period of warfare which opened with France's untrained republican army facing an alliance of the major powers, and climaxed with France controling the whole continent of Europe, it was the tactical brilliance of Napoleon which changed the way men waged war. Breaking with the formality of eighteenth-century tactics Bonaparte brought new flexibility to the battlefield. Hitherto the tactical strait-jacket of deploying into line had made fluid battles impossible, but under Napoleon's generalship the elan and dash of the French army proved to be of the greatest advantage. The superiority of the French war-machine was to last for more than a decade - until its enemies adapted to the new techniques and the reality of massed warfare made France's defeat inevitable.
In this book Michael Glover deals with the way in which the armies and navies of the time fought, how they were commanded, how they were (or were not) supplied with food and ammunition, and how they communicated with each other.
The battles of Tourcoing, Castiglione, Marengo, Eylau, Salamanca, and Waterloo together with the twin sea battles of Algeciras are taken as the detailed examples. The tactics and strategy of land and sea warfare are explored and discussed in this diversely illustrated book.
With the aid of specially commisioned maps and artwork and over 130 colour and black and white illustrations Mr Glover takes a fresh look at one of the most crucial and long-lasting struggles in modern history.

The Legend of Napoleon - by Sudhir Hazareesingh

"During his life the world slipped from his grasp,
but in death he possessed it".


That was Chateaubriand,s verdict on Napoleon Bonaparte. Drawing on original archival research, Sudhir Hazareesingh's book sheds new light on France's fascination with the memory of Napoleon. Far from being a passive, romantic and backward-looking nostalgia for his military exploits, the legend of Napoleon was above all a political phenomenon, expressing collective public support for the key values of the French Revolution.

The book opens with an account of the breathaking events of 1815 - the 'Hundred Days' - when Napoleon returned from exile and swept back to power without firing a single shot, thus laing the foundations of his posthumous legend: the return of the national hero and saviour. The Legend of Napoleon traces the emergence of the Napoleonic myth in nineteenth-century France, and shows how it developed into a potent political culture - notably through the ways in which political and intelectual elites were captivated by Napoleon's legacy, and sought to harnes it for their own idelogical purposes.

But the book also describes the extraordinary tenacity of popular affection for the emperor, from shrines in ordinary citizens homes, to miraculous posthumous apparitions, and the memories of imperial war veterans. The legend also inspired French citizens to engage in a range of 'subversive' political activities, challenging their rules in the name of the values of freedom and popular sovereignty.
Capturing the drama and poignancy, but also the humorous and festive aspects of Napoleonic memory in France, this book is a timely study of the enduring fascination of Napoleon, and of the creative role of myths in modern French politics.

The French Revolution: The fall of the Monarchy - by John M. Dunn

The book from the series of - History's Great Defeats explores the many varied reasons behind the failure, defeat, or collapse of civilizations, world powers, and major military campaigns. This unique series offers insight into the social and economic forces and the political and military problems that have brought down whole societies and thwarted mass movements - both ancient and modern.
Lively narrative, numerous primary and secondary source quotations, detailed bibliographies, maps, photographs, and detailed indexes enhance each book.

The Age of Napoleon - by Alistair Horne

In France after the Revolution, it was Napoleon Bonaparte who grasped his chance and became the first great dictator of the modern world.
Brilliant in his use of power, Napoleon succesfully imposed his ideas and personality everywhere, from his belowed army to buildings, decor and dress, from the law to the opera, from sexual conduct to the days of the calendar.
Within France, Napoleon's fearsome energy invaded people's lives. He gave them the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and "bread and circuse's" at the same time as he took away their liberty. His armies swept across Europe.
Alistair Horne, the preminent historian and biographer, describes the extraordinary climate of ambition and insecurity in which Napoleon's circle lived, and the social upheavals in France and much of Europe, during Napoleon's brilliant but bloody twenty year rule.
He concentrates on what everyday life was like: on the lesser known civil, rather than military, aspects of the times. This was a dazzling and ruthless age in which one man held sway to an extent not seen again until the malign dictators of the twentieth century.

Napoleon - by Paul Johnson

In Napoleon, the great dictator's energy and acumen are matched by those of his biographer. Here acclaimed historian Paul Johnson charts Bonaparte's career from his beginning on the barren island of Corsica to his end on the forsaken isle of St. Helena. In Napoleon's insatiable hunger for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology, a brilliant opportunist and propagandist who fulfilled his ambition in the aftermath of the French Revolution. With masterly eloquence, he interprets Napoleon's life in the trajectory of his times, revealing how his complex and violent legacy seeded totalitarian regimes in the twentieth century and sounds an alert to us in the twenty-first.

At Napoleon's side in Russia - by Armand de Caulaincourt

The Extraordinary Memoirs of the Emperor's Aide and Closest Confidant

Recent findings in Vilnius, Lithuania, have confirmed the scale of the ruin of the French army in 1812. The tragedy was again in the news as recently as 2002. The New York Times reported on September 14, 2002, discovery of mass graves of what had been the Grand Army at a construction site in Vilnius.
When Napoleon gave up his siege of Moscow in October 1812, the army retreated through territory laid waste to deny them sustenance. Napoleon himself left the army on the evening of December 5, leaving instructions to reorganize in Vilnius.... the true number of soldiers buried there may approach 80 000.

Napoleon's Grand Army had entered Russia triumphantly on June 18, 1812, with over 500 000 men while the remnants that staggered out were merely a few ragged thousand. It was the greatest military disaster in history.
These memoirs are considered the most truthful and significant of the entire Napoleonic period, offering a close and accurate portrait of the Emperor. Their literary value has led to comparisons with Tolstoy's War and Peace and they provide the closest insight yet into Napoleon as the winds of fortune began turning against his great adventure. The manuscript, first discovered in the second half of the nineteenth century, was published in French in 1933 and translated into English in 1935. It has been unavailable in English until this new Enigma edition.


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Napoleon and the Hundred Days - by Stephen Coote

In Vienna, 1815, as the political aristocrats of Europe assemble to determine the fate of the continent after the wars of the last twenty years, the news arrives that Napoleon has returned to France. Bonaparte - the revolutionary turned emperor and "disturber of the world's peace" - had been defeated and exiled to Elba, but now he is fast advancing on Paris, gathering troops and taking cities without firing a single shot. Europe's peace is not to last.

In his outstanding new book Stephen Coote brilliantly re-creates the rise and fall of Bonaparte's empire, and brings to life the characters who shaped it: Wellington, the Iron Duke; Napoleon's great love, Josephine; the duplicitous Talleyrand, his erstwhile foreign secretary; the sinister head of the secret police, Joseph Fouche; Blucher, the uncouth yet courageous Prussian commander; and, of course, Napoleon himself.

Describing where the mistakes were made and how the path to war became inevitable. Napoleon and the Hundred days culminates in a virtuoso description of the Battle of Waterloo itself, where the fatigued but ever arrogant Napoleon met his match. Displaying his customary blend of historian's and novelist's eye, Stephen Coote paints a vivid portrait of the legendary emperor and military genius, whose energy, courage and tenacity won - and lost - him a vast empire.

The Prisoners of Cabrera - Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers 1809-1814 - by Denis Smith

Off the coast of Spain sits the island of Cabrera, a small, little-known island, and the site of one of least known but most inhumane events of the Napoleonic Wars. For five years, from May 1809 to May 1814, Cabrera was an unwalled prison holding thousands of Napoleon's soldiers. The prisoners - sent to Cabrera after their terms of surrender at the battle of Bailen were betrayed - thought they were boarding ships sailing for France but found themselves thrust into a virtual state of nature on a deserted island.
The prisoners and their camp followers landed with only the clothes on their backs, no shelter, an insufficient source of fresh water, no food supply other than the meager starvation rations dropped-off intermittently by the Spanish, and no news of the world beyond the island. While Napoleon battled on Europe, in this pre-Geneva Convention prison camp suffering was extreme. Seemingly forgotten by the French and barely sustained by the Spanish, up to half the twelve thousand prisoners died during the five-year period. With Napoleon's ultimate defeat and the ascesion of Louis XVIII to the throne, the men and women who had the strenght and the wits to survive were grudingly repatriated to France.
In this, the first English-language account of these events, Denis Smith draws on original documents from French, Spanish, and English archives as well as the memoirs of half a dozen survivors and escapees to tell a compelling and extraordinary story.

Historical Atlas of Napoleonic Era - by Angus Konstam

The amazing story of how one man's ambition came to dominate his world, lavishly illustrated in full-color by contemporary images and specially commisioned maps and plans.

Revolution
Learn how the oppressed people of eighteenth-century Europe found a new hero to champion their cause and overthrow centuries of tyrany.

First man in Europe
Discover how a humble Corsican military officer came to be the Emperor of France.

Men at arms
Trace the development of a new military organization that allowed Napoleon and his French armies to dominate Europe in only a few years.

Battle of the Piramids
Explore the Nile in the footsteps of the French expeditionary force that set out to conquer the Mamluk empire of Egipt, only to be foiled by the genius of an English admiral.

War in the West
Find out why the fledgling states of the USA made war on the United Kingdom and what was the American connection to Napoleonic France.

Human endurance
Learn about the hardships of an army retreating from Napoleon's greatest folly - invasion of Russia - and how it was the weather that was the worst enemy of the French soldiers.

The Reformer
Despite the misery he inflicted on so many, Napoleon's ambitions led to the construction of a modern Europe that we can largely recognize today. With lively, expert text, color illustrations, and informative maps, this book examines how modern Europe grew from the turmoil and grandeur of the Napoleonic Era.

Die Hard! Famous Napoleonic Battles - by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

"Die hard, 57th, die hard!" - Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis to his Battalion, Battle of Albuera, 16 May 1811.

Real history, real life, real drama.
Ten action-packed battle episodes from the Napoleonic Wars.
Drama, colour, gallantry and carange - in the great Napoleonic tradition.
Brave, brutal, awesome warfare.
Heroism and determination beyond all expectation.

Contents
I. 'Into Perils Nobly Courted' - Villers-en-Cauchies
24 April 1794
II. Victory from Defeat - Marengo
14 June 1800
III. 'The Snow shall be their Winding-Sheet' - Eylau
6-7 February 1807
IV. To the Last Ditch - The Siege of Saragossa
June 1808 to February 1809
V. The Bridgehead - Aspern-Essling
21-22 May1809
VI. Hearts of Oak - Cerro del Puerco, Barrosa
5 March 1811
VII. Dying Hard - Albuera
16 May 1811
VIII. Forlon Hope - The Breaches at Badajoz
6 April 1812
IX. On the Banks of the Styx - The Berezina
27-28 November 1812
X. 'With the Utmost Gallantry' - Hougoumont
18 June 1815

Napoleon - by Felix Markham

A starling new interpretation of his life and legend based on recently discovered documents.

This magnificent reconstruction of Napoleon's life and legend is written by a distinguished Oxford scholar. It is based on newly discovered documents-including the personal letters of Marie-Louise and decoded diaries of General Bertrand, who accompanied Napoleon to his final exile on St. Helena. It has been hailed as the most important single-volume work in Napoleonic literature.

The university lecturer in History at Oxford has approached the impossible; he has written a new life of one of the most written-about figures in modern history with freshness, vivacity, fine scholarship and penetration.

Moscow 1812 Napoleon's Fatal March - by Adam Zamoyski

Napoleon's invasion of Russia and his ensuing terrible retreat from Moscow played out as military epic and human tragedy on a colossal scale - history's first example of total war. The story begins in 1811, when Napoleon dominated nearly all Europe, succeeding in his aim to reign over the civilized world like a modern-day Charlemagne. part of his bid for supremacy involved destroying Britain through a continental blocade, but the plan was stymied when Russia's Tsar Alexander refused to comply. So he set out to teach the Tsar a lesson by intimidation and force. What followed was a deadly battle that would change the fate of modern Europe.
By invading Russia in 1812, Napoleon was upping the ante as never before. Once he sent his vast army eastward, there was no turning back: he was sucked farther and farther into the one territory he could not conquer. Trudging through a brutal climate in hostile lands, his men marched on toward distant Moscow. But this only galvanized the Russians, who finally made a stand at the gates of the city. The ensuing outbrake was a slaughter the likes of which would not be seen again until the first day of the Somme more than a century later.
What remained of Napoleon's army now had to endure a miserable retread across the wintry wastes of Russia, while his enemies aligned against him. This turned out to be a momentous turning point: not only the beginning of the end for Napoleon's empire, but the rise of Russia's influence in world affairs. It also gave birth to Napoleon's superhuman legend the myth of greatness in failure that would inspire the Romantic poets as well as future leaders to defy fate as he had done.

Dictionary of The Napoleonic Wars - by David Chandler

The military campaigns of the Napoleon form one of the most significant episodes of modern world history.
The Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars is complete, concise reference work which covers all the warring nations, their important soldiers, sailors, strategies, armaments and the battles that shaped Napoleon's career.

The book includes much fascinating material - the brilliant campaigns that Napoleon himself commanded, as well as related events such as the Peninsular War and the Russian War of 1812. There are portraits of hundreds of noteworthy characters, and to overcome the tendency of a dictionary to fragment subject, the autor has included large-scale entries on topics of general importance from Coalitions and Coups d'Etat to French Revolution and the Duke of Wellington.


The Lady Soldier - by Jennifer Lindsay

Spain 1812. Jem Riseley is the perfect soldier in Wellington's army: brave and daring - but also a gentle-born lady!
Her deceit is tested when she meets the handsome Captain Tony Dorrell, who knew her as Jemima.
When the pair are trapped behind French lines, Jem has to battle the anemy as well as her desire for Tony....
From the fighting in Spain, to London's drawing-rooms, Jem will preserwe her secret.
However, the reappearance of an old adversary causes Jem to confront her past in order to save her own, and England's future.

Napoleon - Man of War Man of Peace - by Timothy Wilson-Smith

Napoleon as a man of war was perhaps the cause of more men's deaths than any other individual before him. The full story of the disruption caused by almost twenty years of warfare can never be told in all its harrowing detail. Across Europe villages were razed by fire and cities destroyed by cannon, the monasteries closed, and thousands of people turned into refugees. There were revolts in Ireland, possibly pro-French, and in southern Italy, clearly anti-French, all savagely repressed. Many small states that had dotted the map of central Europe for centuries disappeared.

Yet the terrible destruction of wartime does not tell the full story. The man who eventually brought Napoleon down, chief among them Castlereagh and Metternich, failed to grasp that one of Napoleon's most remarkable gifts was his ability to bring about significant social change that would outlive his own defeat. One of the Emperor's greatest achievements was the Code Napoleon, a civil code which has remained in place largely unchanged to this day, a lasting monument. He renegotiated the relations between Church and State, he reorganized French administration, law and education and tried to use the French economy as a weapon of State.

Similarly a passion for the arts led him to become a great patron - his desire to immortalize himself resulted in the magnificent works of David, Ingres and Gros, and in the creation of societies and learned institutions that serve to keep his memory green nearly 200 years later.

No European politician or soldier of the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries has excited so much passion as Napoleon, who has been considered the last Enlightened Despot, the first modern dictator, the most glorious figure in French history, the best commander of the age, the colossus who dominated the continent - an adventurer...

Napoleon Bonaparte - by Alan Schom

Praise for....

"Always gripping... Schom's fine biography... is major in depth study... Professional historians and general readers will find Napoleon Bonaparte an engrossing book."
Grand Rapids Press

"Ambitious... readable, even gossipy."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Napoleon has fascinated mankind for two centuries, and Mr. Schom's book is just as fascinating."
Dallas Morning News

"This biography by Alan Schom will shake the Napoleonic clientele - and for good reasons too."
David Chandler

"A badly needed comprehensive, one-volume life... [Napoleon] does a magnificent job of covering the full sweep of Napoleon's career."
Chicago Tribune

"A darkly nuanced biography... In many ways, Schom's strengths as a historian match those of his protagonist... Schom reveals a tactical mastery of the events of Napoleon's life, calling to mind the emperor's grasp of terrain. His book is bold in scope, and... his salvos are devastating. "
Philadelphia Inquirer


1815: WATERLOO CAMPAIGN - Wellington, his German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras
- by Peter Hofschroer

This controversial reassessment of the Waterloo campaign has thrown Napoleonic scholarship into fierce debate.
Drawing on material from German sources, most of which has never been published in English before, and on new information from unpublished English and Dutch accounts, 1815: Waterloo Campaign presents a radical new perspective on the opening battles of June 1815.

THE NOTE-BOOK OF CAPTAIN COIGNET - Soldier of the Empire, 1799-1816 - by Captain Jean-Roch Coignet
Introduction by Sir John Fortescue

Captain Coignet's famous and evocative memoirs vividly capture daily life in the ranks of Napoleon's Imperial Guard.
Coignet's superbly narrated memoirs record his participation in the legendary battles - Austerlitz, Jena, Leipzig and Waterloo - and campaigns, coloured by a procession of famous generals and marshals.

The Jena Campaign 1806 - by Colonel F.N. Maude

Napoleon's total defeat of the Prussian Army at the battle of Jena was the culmination of one of history's great campaigns. In his famous study of the events of 1806, Maude gives a key insight into the strengths and weakness of the two opposing armies as well as relating and analysing every move of this victory which marked the triumph of nineteenth-century tactics over those of the eighteenth century. Superb maps allow every twist and turn of the campaign, which swept across the lenght and breadth of Germany, to be follow with ease.

A SOLDIER FOR NAPOLEON - The Campaign of Lieutenant Franz Joseph Hausmann, 7th Bavarian Infantry
Translated by Cynthia Joy Hausmann
Edited by John H. Gill

* Never before published letters and diares by a Napoleonic officer
* The day-to-day life of a Napoleonic foot soldier

The letters and campaign diares of Lieutenant Franz Joseph Hausmann have never been published before, and are a unique primary source describing campaign life and the brutal face of battle in the Napoleonic Wars.
The recently discovered letters and diares cover the 1805 Ulm campaign; the 1806 and 1807 campaigns against Prussia and Russia; the 1809 Bavarian attempt to subdue the Tyrol; and the ill-fated1812 invasion of Russia. Here Hausmann served in the Bavarian corps that was shattered in this catastrophic campaign. He survived to describe the 1813 and 1814 campaign when the Bavarians fought against Napoleon.
Hausmann's writing has considerable immediacy, unclouded by hindsight, and this book is nor only entertaining, but also an authoritive addition to work on the Napoleonic era.

Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon - by Rory Muir

What was it like to be a soldier on a Napoleonic battlefield? What happened when cavalry regiments charged directly at one another? What did the generals do during battle? Drawing on memoirs, diaries and letters of the time, this dramatic book explores what actually happened in battle and how the participants feeling and reactions influenced the outcome.
Rory Muir focuses on the dynamics of combat in the age of Napoleon, enhancing his analysis with vivid accounts of those who were there, such as the frightened foot soldier, the general in command, and the young cavalry officer. This is a volume that will fascinate all readers with an interest in military history, European history, or the psychology of combat.


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Waterloo - by Christopher Hibbert

Waterloo was the battle that ended for ever Napoleon's dreams of European empire unified under his rule.
Through judicious and skilful use original source material, Christopher Hibbert creates full-dimensional portraits of Napoleon and Wellington, of the French, English and Prussian armies, and a strategical, step-by-step reconstruction of the events that led up to the battle, and the battle itself.
Divided into three parts, the first studies Napoleon and his rise to power, the second describes Wellington and the allied armies, while the third reconstructs the battle of Waterloo.
A final summary investigates the significance of the battle on world history.

A HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR - by Sir Charles Oman

Volume I : 1807-1809
From the Treaty of Fontainebleau to the Battle of Corunna

Volume II : January-September 1809
From the Battle of Corunna to the End of the Talavera Campaign

Volume III : September1809 - December 1810
Ocana, Cadiz, Bussaco, Torres Vedras

Volume IV : December 1810 - December1811
Massena's Retreat, Fuentes d'Onoro, Albuera, Tarragona

Volume V : October 1811 - August 1812
Valencia, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Madrid

Volume VI : September1, 1812 - August 5, 1813
The Siege of Burgos, the Retread from Burgos, the Campaign of Vittoria, the Battles of the Pyrenees

Volume VII : August 1813 - April 14, 1814
The Capture of St. Sebastian, Wellington's Invasion of France, Battles of the Nivelle, the Nive, Orhez and Toulouse

A HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR
Volume VIII
The Biographical Dictionary of British Officers Killed and Wounded, 1808-1814 - by Dr John A. Hall

This complimentary volume to Sir Charles Oman's A History of the Peninsular War is a biographical dictionary of more than 3000 officers in British, Portugese and Spanish service killed or wounded in the Peninsula. Serving as a who is who for British officers, and French and German officers in British pay, this is a vital addition to Napoleonic scholarship.
Each entry includes the officer's service history, medals or awards received, the place, date and cause of death or nature of wound, subsequent career details and, in many cases, accounts of the particular officer taken from memoirs, diares and despatches of the period.

The Final Act - The Roads to Waterloo - by Gregor Dallas

"A delight to read because it is so egagingly well writen and so informative... Much of the book revolves around the Congress, where statesmen danced and philandered and hammered out the shape of Europe for the next hundred years. All the weeling and dealing is descibed with compelling lucidity and livelines.... A pleasurable and scholarly read."
Literary Review

"The great strength of Dallas narrative is its concern not just with maps and treaties, but with the detailed reconstruction of the social and cultural world of the European in 1815.... The cumulative efect of all this pointiliste detail is powerful, conveying a vivid sense of the intellectual and imaginative world within which post-Napoleonic Europe was defined."
Sunday Telegraph

"Some of the descriptive set pieces are magnificent. It would be difficult to find as good an account of the sheer brutality of Waterloo, where 40 000 men and 10 000 horses lost their lives... The personalities of all the key players are brilliantly drawn and many historical stereotypes shattered in the process..... This book is proof that any history- even diplomatic history- can be enjoyable and entertaining as well as instructive. Those dry-as-dust studies of Congress of Vienna will never be the same again."
The Sunday Times

Napoleon's Army - by Colonel H.C.B. Rogers

Many books have been written about Napoleon and his campaigns but very little about the soldiers of his armies and of the organisation and conditions under which the lived and served. In this book Colonel Rogers with a wealth of experience both as a serving officer and as a military author to draw upon, examines Napoleon's Army in terms of its staff systems, its arms and its supporting services as it existed and changed during the long period that seperated the battles of Valmy and Waterloo. This is not another history of Napoleon's campaigns. Apart from the brief narrative of the opening chapter designed to serve as an aide-memoire, military operations are only cited to illustrate organisation, tactics, equipments and administration. The author seek too, however, to discover how, as Lord Wavell put it, Napoleon "..... inspired a ragged mutinous, half-starved army and made it fight as it did".
This is a book for the serious student of military history and for the war-gamer who seeks to know in detail the secrets of Napoleon's success in the field of battle.
In this respect it is a companion to other Ian Allan military titles - German Army Handbook and Military Dress of the Peninsular War.

One Hundred Days - Napoleon's Road to Waterloo - by Alan Schom

Napoleon forged an empire out of nothing, lost it again and then, after escaping from Elba, almost managed to recreate it. The Hundred days - from his landing near Cannes to his narrow defeat at Waterloo - form the most dramatic interlude in European history.
Despite the burden of his greedy and irresponsible brothers, the implacable opposition of Talleyrand, the greatest statesman of his age, and the Allied armies briefly reunited to contain him, Napoleon came astonishingly close to success. Within weeks, he had dismantled Louis XVIII's feeble regime and stood ready to confront the combined forces of England, Austria, Prussia and Russia. Perhaps only his choice of generals and the dogged skill of Wellington and Blucher tipped the balance against him. Here Alan Schom vividly recaptures the events and the personalities. Basing his account on new and thorough research he creates a very different portrait of Napoleon from that of the charismatic leader and hero of France.

"Undoubtedly the best account of this episode in English"
The Times Literary Supplement

"Alan Schom has written a racy account, backed by copious detail and an abundance of quotations.... a good read"
Sunday Telegraph

"A brisk, pacy account of the Hundred Days, written in a fluent and engaging manner... There are excellent sketches of Fouche, Talleyrand and Carnot and a most able analysis of the background.... as well as fascinating material on esponage and intelligence"
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The Husar General - The Life of Blucher, Man of Waterloo - by Roger Parkinson

Many book have been written about Wellington and Waterloo, but this is the first English biography of the man who saved the Iron Duke and his army at this most famous battle.
Without the timely arrival of the brave seventy-two-year-old Blucher at the head of his Prussian army, the course of history could well have taken a dramatic turn.
As well as telling the full story of Waterloo and Blucher's part on it, this book, containing letters and personal accounts, details a career which spanned the entire Napoleonic era. No other general clashed so many times with Bonaparte, and Blucher's life epitomizes the excitement and horror of this fascinating, yet bloody, period.
His character towered above the momentous events of the day - a new type of commander, he led, with highly-trained staff, a conscript army of thousands into field and his rallying cry of "Forwards!" was famous throughout Europe.
To his men he was known as "Father" and he, in turn, called them "My children".
If on occasions he was cruel he also displayed gentleness and humanity. Larger than life, a colossal drinker and gambler, Blucher was at times, like war itself, half mad.

The Anatomy of Glory - Napoleon and his Guard - by Henry Lachouque
with a new introduction by David G. Chandler

The glory of the Imperial Guard resounds above all others in the annals of war. Created, built and nurtured as a bodyguard for Napoleon, it grew from a brigade of less than two thousand men into a virtual army, and became a human fortress which no one but he could penetrate. And, on such battlefields as Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, Wagram and Waterloo, it won the laurels of undying fame.
Writen by France's foremost historian of the Napoleonic Wars, Commandant Henry Lachouque, and translated and adapted by Anne S.K. Brown, this sumptuous work is enhaced by over 180 illustrations, including 86 plates in full colour. This new printing from the second revised edition of Lachouque's masterwork will be especialy welcomed by students of Napoleonic history. The plates alone are uniquely valuable as a source of uniform colour and style, and the text provides the definitive history of an elite body of men. With its vivid narrative and lavish illustrations, The Anatomy of Glory can lay justifiable claim to be one of the most magnificent books on military history ever published.
The critical acclaim that greeted it upon its first publication provides ample testimony to its reputation:
"This dramatic account of the birth, life and death of the fabulus Imperial Guard tells a stirring story in English for the first time." Leo Gershoy in The Saturday Review of Literature.
"No one but the most presumptuous who wishes to know about the Imperial Guard can afford to ignore this astonishing compilation, The illustrations alone... are reproduced with a clarity, a beauty, and technical perfection which no one can fail to admire." Journal of the Royal United Service Institution.

On the Fields of Glory - The Battlefields of the 1815 Capaign - by Andrew Uffindell and Michael Corum

On the Fields of Glory - provides a new, stimulating history and unique portrait of Waterloo, and an excelent guide to the battlefield and its associated sites. The authors have divided the battlefield of Waterloo into three sectors: one for each of the three armies. This allows the reader to follow the fighting from three different perspectives and gain an objective understanding of the course of the battle. Vivid eyewitness testimony is used to describe events in each particular location.
The authors make use of many remarkable first-hand sources, including previously unpublished letters from William Siborne's vast collection, hitherto inaccessible to the general reader. Other material, taken from the testimony of the Netherlands chief-of-staff Constant Rebecque, conclusively ends the long debate about the conduct of Wellington's Dutch-Belgian troops. As well as Waterloo itself the authors examine the battle of Wavre, the French retreat, Marshal Grouchy's rearguard stand at Namur, and many neglected topics, including the tense situation in Brussels during the campaign. The also uncover the little known story of how the English coastal village of Bexhill became the main base and adopted home of the King's German Legion, famous for its defence of the Waterloo farmstead of La Haie Sainte.

On the Field of Glory - brings the adventure of Waterloo to life, and provides an enthralling, comprehensive and clear guide to the battle and battlefield.

Admiral Collingwood - Nelson's Own Hero - by Max Adams

Admiral Collingwood, was Nelson's great friend and at one point, rival in love. From the day he went to sea as a 13-year boy to his death (at sea) aged 62, Collingwood kept a diary. His diares, letters and recently discovered log books enable us to hear his story in his own words. And he was a wonderful writer, descriptive, comic and full of insight.
Collingwood fought in almost every major sea battle of the era and rose from humble midshipman to Admiral.
He became Britain's 'minister at sea' for five years, effectively running the Mediterranean war effort. His grasp of military, economic and diplomatic affairs was remarkable given his complete lack of conventiomal education. His service began with the American War of Independence and ended when victory over Napoleon's Navy was assured. He wrote the victory despatch the night after Trafalgar. The story of his life is that story of the navy throughout the glory years of the Age of Saill.

The Ulm Campaign 1805 - by F.N. Maude

Two of history's greatest commanders clash with the fate of Empires at stake in the Ulm campaign of 1805, Napoleon demonstrated his mastery of the command of the Grande Armee, some 210 000 men-in a masterful flanking movement which was designed to defeat the Austrian Army under Mack in the Danube region before the intervention of the Russian Army under Kutuzov could affect the outcome. This, the third and final book in F.N.Maude's trilogy on the campaigns of Napoleon to be published by Leonaur, recounts an aspect of the 'War of the Third Coalition' which is widely considered to be a strategic masterpiece by the French Emperor. The battle of Austerlitz would finalise victory and ensure the defeat of the Austrians, but it would be Ulm which would confirm France as the leading power in Europe. This history, combined with Maude's Jena and Leipzig campaigns also published by Leonaur are essential components of every Napoleonic library.

Fighting Napoleon's Empire - by Joseph Anderson

Fighting Napoleon's Empire. The Napoleonic wars - A truly worldwide conflict. When Joseph Anderson joined the British Army to fight the French, he little realised that his service would find him in action across the globe. The rarely reported expedition to southern Italy found him with his regiment - the 78th - engaged in the brilliand action at Maida. Next came Egypt and the investment of Rosetta. Protracted war in the Iberian Peninsula required many regiments and the 78th was one of them. After some of his greatest challenges he then travelled across the Atlantic to the West Indies. This book recounts Anderson's experiences in an unusual and varied sequence of campaigns and battles from the Napoleonic period and includes a brief history of each of them to provide historical context.

Historical Maps of the Napoleonic Wars - by Simon Forty, Michael Swift

Based on the unique collection at the Public Record Office i Kew, England, this amazing assortment of more than 100 military maps charts the Napoleonic conflict from its start in 1803 to the defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Each one is beautifully hand drawn, accompanied by a caption explaining its significanse. The maps reveal in fascinating detail how the events were plotted out, including the major battles at Trafalgar and Austerlitz. Follow the fighting and clashes on every front, including Germany, Russia, and Austria in the east, and the crucial encounters in Belgium. Simon Forty, a highly praised military writer, presents a concise history of both the war and the military mapping.

The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story of George Scovell - by Mark Urban

This work gives a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army, a forerunner to the great code-breakers of the 20th century. The French army, during the Peninsular War, used a code of unrivalled complexity - the "Great Paris Cipher". Major George Scovell used a network of Spanish guerillas to capture coded French messages, and then set to work decrypting them.
The book is actually as much a detailed and engaging history of Wellington's campaign in the Peninsular War between 1809 and 1813, as the story of George Scovell, the junior officer who was entrusted with handling all communications.

Napoleon in the Holy Land - by Nathan Schur

A detailed account containing eyewitness accounts by both sides of Napoleon's 1799 campaign in Syria and Palestine which also outlines the impact of the campaign on Napoleon's military thinking.

Bonaparte in Egipt - by J.Christopher Herold

A fascinating study of the military, political, religius and cultural background to Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian adventure, topped and tailed by the extremes of total triumph and utter defeat.
In a detailed study, elegantly written, Herold covers all aspects of Bonaparte's expedition: military, political, and cultural. It was a bold adventure, full of drama. Although Bonaparte was victorious at the Battle of the Pyramids and occupied Cairo, his fleet was completely destroyed by Nelson at Abukir Bay and his ambition to conquer the Holy Land was frustrated at Acre. Despite these reverses, Bonaparte returned to France where he was greeted as a hero and seized political power in 1799.
His attempt to take permanent control of Egypt and Syria for France was a critical stage on his road to power, and it is one of the most revealing episodes in his spectacular career.

Captain Blaze, Life in Napoleon's Army - by Elzear Blaze

Captain Blaze: Life in Napoleon's Army. Elzear Blaze recounts his life and experiences in Napoleon's army in well - written, articulate and companionable style, that draws the reader in as though listening to a master storyteller in the flesh. Whereas most writers of military memoirs deliver linear accounts of their recollections, Blaze concentrates on the different aspects of the military experience - the soldiers, the food, the uniforms, the camp, the march, etc. - and spins fact and anecdote, both personal and borrowed, into a seamless monologue that evokes the very spirit of the Napoleonic period. Comrades and acquaintances are drawn in convincing detail, with all their idiosyncrasies and humour. Blaze is a different kind of French Napoleonic soldier, and this is a different kind of military memoir. For those who are fascinated by the subject it is essential, taking the reader into the heart of the times, in an intimate portrait of life in the infantry on campaign throughout Europe.

The Empire of the French: A Chronology of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1792 - 1815 - by Brian Taylor

A chronological account of the battles and campaigns of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, following the battles of the French Republic and rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The events of the French Revolution laid the foundations for a quarter century of almost unbroken conflict that stretched from Russia in the east, Spain and Portugal in the west and to the continents of Africa and Asia. An overwiew of the events that led up to the French Revolution and their impact upon not only France, but the rest of Europe, sets the scene for a history of this pivotal period in Europan history. The development of the armed forces under the inspired leadership of Lazare Carnot saved the French nation from foreign invasion. Napoleon Bonaparte's arrival on the scene changed the pace and objectives of campaigns in Europe and his impact upon the armies of the day and the outstanding campaigns of his early years in power are recounted and by following in daily detail we gain and understand the impact of not only his own personal will, but the emerging factors of organisation upon the opposing armies and their increasing speed of manoeuvre.
The chronological style adopted allows the reader to study the developing nature of the conflict as Napoleon's ambition plunged more and more of Europe into war. By detailing each campaign front separately, the reader is able to study a chosen area of operations in isolation while also assessing its impact upon the wider campaign.

Napoleon Must Die - by Quinn Fawcett

France is victorious - as her magnificent empire expands under Napoleon Bonaparte's brilliant military leadership. From the ashes of revolution a phoenix has risen to spread the grandeur and glory of parisian culture throughout the world... by force, If necessary.
The devoted wife of an ambitious young gendarme, Mme Victoire Vernet - as sparkling and exquisite as a vintage champagne - revels in the Republic's many triumphs. But when her husband is wrongly accused of theft and murder, the indomitable Victoire vows to clear his name - a promise that could prove most perilous indeed for novice investigator... leading Madame from the relative safety of the boudoir into the treacherous heart of an insidious conspiracy to assassinate Napoleon himself.

Napoleon's Enemies - by Richard Warner

A lavish guide to the campaign, histories, uniforms, weapons and equipment of the armies who fought against Napoleon and ultimately defeated him.
The text is exceptionally well illustrated with over 200 pictures including 100 original color paintings of uniformed soldiers.

A History of the Peninsular War - by Charles Oman

The 1807 - 1814 war in the Iberian Peninsula was one the most significant and influential campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Arising from Napoleon's strategic requirement that he impose his rule over Portugal and Spain, it evolved into a constant drain on his resources. Sir Charles Oman's seven-volume history of the campaign is an unrivalled and essential work. His extensive use and analysis of French, Spanish, Portuguese and British participants accounts and archival material, together with his own inspection of the battle fields, provides a comprehensive and balanced account of this most important episode in Napoleonic military history...
The definitive history of the Peninsular War by one of the greatest 20th-century historians. Comprehensive maps, orders of battle and lists of strenghts and casulties.


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The Emperor's Last Victory - by Gunther Rothenberg

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The Battle of Wagram, fought on the plains east of Vienna on 5-6 July 1809, was Napoleon's last decisive victory. It was an epic clash, the largest battle yet fought, a grim, two-day attritional struggle in which more than 320 000 troops confronted each other over 14 mile front. Combined casulties topped 72 000. Lucid, comprehensive and authoritative, this is the definitive account of one of the major conflicts of the Napoleonic wars, a battle which changed the face not just of warfare but of Europe itself.


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The Battle of the Berezina; Napoleon's Great Escape - by Alexander Mikaberidze

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In the winter of 1812, Napoleon's army retreated from Moscow under appaling conditions, hunted by three seperate Russian armies, its chances of survival apparently nil. By late November Napoleon had reached the banks of the river Berezina - the last natural obstakle between his army and the safety of the Polish frontier. But instead of finding the river frozen solid enough to march his men across, an unseasonable thaw had turned the Berezina into an icy torrent. Having already ordered the burning of his bridging equipment, Napoleon's predicament was serious enough; but with the army of Admiral Chichagov holding the opposite bank, and those of Kutusov and Wittgenstein closing fast, it was critical. Only a miracle could save him... In a gripping narrative Alexander Mikaberidze describes how Napoleon rose from the pit of despair to the peak of his powers in order to achieve that miracle. Drawing on contemporary sources - letters, diares, memoirs - he recreates one of the greates escapes in military history - a story often half-told in general histories of the Russian campaign but never before fully explored.


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Terrible Exile: The Last Days of Napoleon on St.Helena - by Brian Unwin
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At its height, the Napoleonic Empire spanned much of mainland Europe. Feted and feared by millions of citizens, Napoleon was the most powerful and famous man of his age. But following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo the future of the one-time Emperor of France and master of Europe seemed irredeemably bleak. How did the brillian tactician cope with being at mercy of his captors? How did he react to a life in exile on St.Helena and how did the other inhabitants of that isolated and impregnable island respond to his presence there. And what tactics did he develop to preserve his legacy in sush drasticly reduced circumstances? Tracing events from the dramatic defeat at Waterloo to his death six years later, this is the first modern comprehensive account of the last phase of Napoleon's life. Brian Unwin has pieced together a remarkable vivid account of Napoleon's final years which also offers fresh insights into character of this giant of European history.


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Napoleon; Napoleonic Rules and Campaigns for Gaming with Painted Miniatures - by Mathew Fletcher

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The Nile Campaign - by Christopher Lloyd

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This book tells the story of the capture of Malta by Napoleon on his way to invade Egypt in 1798, the conquest of that country, and defeat of the French fleet by Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. This disaster compelled Bonaparte to march through Syria, where he was checked by Sir Sydney Smith's gallant defence of Acre. On his return to Egipt, hi himself escaped back to France, leaving General Kleber in command of an army which was ultimately defeated near Alexandria in 1801 by Sir Ralph Abercromby. During the intervening years, Malta was besieged by the ships of Nelson's Fleet, and when the French garrison surrendered, the island became the base for subsequent British influence in the Mediterranean.
The events of those three years, which are described in these pages in the words of eye witnesses and illustrated by contemporary artists, present many facets of interest. It is not only a military and naval history, but also a perfect illustration of the contrast in character of two of the most brilliant exponents of the art of war, Napoleon and Nelson.


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Napoleon at Work - by Colonel Jean-Baptiste Vachee

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Colonel Jean-Baptiste Vachee was a French tactician who wrote Napoleon at Work for the reference of "military students", with the aim of formulating rules for future warfare by looking at the tactic employed by Napoleon.

First translated into English in 1914, "Napoleon at Work" is detailed, step-by-step analysis of the military tactics and methods adopted by Napoleon Bonaparte in the time leading up to, and during, the Jena Campaign of 1806. Writen by the distinguished French tactician and strategist, Colonel Vachee, this book aimed to examine and illustrate the military genius of Napoleon as it was at the very height of career, as well as the lessons in warfare which could be learnt from him for the "battles of the futurë". This fascinating study explores the many elements that contributed to his success: from the organisation and movements of staff, to Napoleon's own strategic decision making, and most importantly, the recognition of the necessity of a formidable leadership to achieve victory in warfare.


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Historical Maps of the Napoleonic Wars - by Simon Forty and Michael Swift

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Historical Maps of the Napoleonc Wars tells the story of this period in maps, starting with the storming of the Bastille in 1798 and ending with the house on St.Helena provided for Napoleon by his British captors. As many of these maps come from British sources, particulary the Public Record Office at Kew, there is material a plenty on the naval success of Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, and events that involved British forces.
However, it has also a surprisingly diverse collection of the battles fought by Napoleon in central Europe and Russia, and contemporary maps of European states.


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