Swords Around a Throne (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, Jun 16, 2009 - HISTORY - 336 pages
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This authoritative, comprehensive, and enthralling book describes and analyzes Napoleon's most powerful weapon—the Grande Armée which at its peak numbered over a million soldiers. Elting examines every facet of this incredibly complex human machine: its organization, command system, logistics, weapons, tactics, discipline, recreation, mobile hospitals, camp followers, and more. From the army's formation out of the turmoil of Revolutionary France through its swift conquests of vast territories across Europe to its legendary death at Waterloo, this book uses excerpts from soldiers' letters, eyewitness accounts, and numerous firsthand details to place the reader in the boots of Napoleon's conscripts and generals. In Elting's masterful hands the experience is truly unforgettable.
  

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User Review  - Jessica Snell - Goodreads

I read only about half of this book That might sound pitiful, but the book is almost 800 pages long. This was novel research for me, and the most fun research I did, I think. Elting peppers his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sherwood Smith - Goodreads

Goes into vivid detail about the look of Napoleon's army, and its attitudes and regulations, where it came from, how it viewed itself and was viewed. Read full review

Contents

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IV
5
V
27
VI
55
VII
67
VIII
81
IX
103
X
123
XXIII
411
XXIV
429
XXV
439
XXVI
459
XXVII
475
XXVIII
495
XXIX
529
XXX
553

XI
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XII
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XIII
207
XIV
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XV
249
XVI
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XVII
281
XVIII
297
XIX
313
XX
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XXI
355
XXII
387
XXXI
575
XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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About the author (2009)

Colonel John R. Elting has edited and written numerous books on military history, including Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of the War of 1812 and A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars.

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