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Russia against Napoleon : the true story of the campaigns of War and peace

Author: D C B Lieven
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In his major new history of the Russian conflict immortalized by Tolstoy in "War and Peace," Lieven provides an examination of the period from the Russian perspective, demonstrating that Napoleon's defeat in 1812 by the Russian army was just the beginning of what would be the longest military campaign in European history.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Napoléon, (empereur des Français ;
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C B Lieven
ISBN: 9780670021574 0670021571 9780143118862 0143118862
OCLC Number: 430052034
Description: xvii, 617 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Russia as a great power --
The Russo-French alliance --
Preparing for war --
The retreat --
Borodino and the Fall of Moscow --
The home front in 1812 --
The advance from Moscow --
1813 : the spring campaign --
Rebuilding the army --
Europe's fate in the balance --
The Battle of Leipzig --
The invasion of France --
The fall of Napoleon --
Appendix 1 : The Russian army in June 1812 --
Appendix 2 : Russian Army Corps at the beginning of the autumn 1813 campaign.
Responsibility: Dominic Lieven.

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In his major new history of the Russian conflict immortalized by Tolstoy in "War and Peace," Lieven provides an examination of the period from the Russian perspective, demonstrating that Napoleon's defeat in 1812 by the Russian army was just the beginning of what would be the longest military campaign in European history.

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