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The Napoleonic Wars

Author: Gunther E Rothenberg; John Keegan
Publisher: London : Cassell, 2000.
Series: Cassell history of warfare.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Austerlitz, often described as Napoleon's greatest victory, epitomizes Napoleonic warfare: mobile, offensive and totally ruthless. This highly illustrated book, written by a leading authority, narrates the rise, astonishing success and eventual downfall of Napoleon, whose genius changed the face of warfare forever. Gunther Rothenberg covers the complete history of the Napoleonic Wars, from their origins in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunther E Rothenberg; John Keegan
ISBN: 0304352675 9780304352678
OCLC Number: 41504378
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the Napoleonic Wars in the history of warfare --
The transformation of war and the emergence of Napoleon Bonaparte --
Egypt, the second coalition and the Grande Arm?e --
The years of victory, 1805-7 --
The Grande Arm?e, Spain and the Habsburg recovery, 1807-9 --
The Peninsular War : Wellington and the guerrillas 1809-13 --
Russia, Germany and France, 1812-14 --
The Waterloo Campaign, 1815.
Series Title: Cassell history of warfare.
Responsibility: Gunther E. Rothenberg ; general editor, John Keegan.

Abstract:

"Austerlitz, often described as Napoleon's greatest victory, epitomizes Napoleonic warfare: mobile, offensive and totally ruthless. This highly illustrated book, written by a leading authority, narrates the rise, astonishing success and eventual downfall of Napoleon, whose genius changed the face of warfare forever. Gunther Rothenberg covers the complete history of the Napoleonic Wars, from their origins in the French Revolution and the Italian Campaign through to Napoleon's final defeat in 1815"--Jacket.
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