Includes rare illustrations and documents of historic importance.
This outstandingly vivid and accessible book, written by one of Britain's leading historians, provides the essential overview of Napoleon's career.
Beginning in revolutionary France with a brilliant young Lieutenant who still styled himself Napoleone di Buonaparte, Holmes examines every facet of his subject's military career: his astonishing victories at the Battle of the Pyramids, Marengo, Jena and Austerlitz, through to defeat and exile under the immense weight of the great powers who were determined to stop the man who would be emperor of Europe.
Richard Holmes was one of the UK's leading military historians. As well as being the General Editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History, he presented several documentary series for the BBC. His books include The First World War in Photographs, The Second World War in Photographs, D-Day Remembered, as well as Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front and Wellington: The Iron Duke and Redcoat.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction: The Age of Napoleon • The Revolutionary Background • The Making of a Reputation • Artillery • The Italian Campaign • Infantry • Egypt and Syria • Brumaire and Marengo • Ruler and Lawgiver • Ulm and Austerlitz • War at Sea • Napoleon's Art of War • The Jena Campaign • Grande Armee • Berlin to Tilsit • Cavalry • Napoleon in Spain • Napoleon's Family • The Wagram Campaign • The Spanish Ulcer 1809-11 • The • Imperial Court • The War of 1812 • Russia: The Niemen to Moscow • Russia: Fire and Snow • Military Medicine • The Spanish Ulcer 1812-14 • The Home Front: Napoleonic France • The Battle of the Nations • Napoleon's Greatest Adversaries • The Champagne Campaign • The Congress of Vienna • The Hundred Days: Return and Attack • The Imperial Guard • The Hundred Days: Waterloo • Imperial Twilight: St Helena • Napoleon's Legacy.
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