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Napoleon's wars : an international history

Author: Charles Esdaile
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A glorious'and conclusive'chronicle of the wars waged by one of the most polarizing figures in military history Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as a new standard on the subject, this sweeping, boldly written history of the Napoleonic era reveals its central protagonist as a man driven by an insatiable desire for fame, and determined 'to push matters to extremes.' More than a myth-busting portrait of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Esdaile, Charles
Napoleon's Wars : An International History
East Rutherford : Penguin Publishing Group,c2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Esdaile
ISBN: 9781101464373 1101464372 9780698145788 069814578X
OCLC Number: 883318879
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Charles Esdaile.

Abstract:

A glorious'and conclusive'chronicle of the wars waged by one of the most polarizing figures in military history Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as a new standard on the subject, this sweeping, boldly written history of the Napoleonic era reveals its central protagonist as a man driven by an insatiable desire for fame, and determined 'to push matters to extremes.' More than a myth-busting portrait of Napoleon, however, it offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France to countries as remote as Sweden and Egypt. As it expertly moves through conflicts from Russia to Spain, Napoleon's Wars proves to be history writing equal to its subject'grand and ambitious'that will reframe the way this tumultuous era is understood.

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"[A] masterly account of the Napoleonic wars . . . Makes the familiar story fresh." -The Economist "A joy to read . . . Attractive, well written and, on occasion, pleasantly idiosyncratic . . . A Read more...

 
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