Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of the War and Peace
A major new history of the Russian conflict immortalized by Tolstoy in War and Peace
Russia's expulsion of Napoleon's Grande Armée in 1812 is considered one of the most dramatic events in European history. However, Tolstoyan myth and an imbalance of British and French interpretations have clouded most Westerners' understanding of Russia's role in the defeat of Napoleon.
Based on a fresh examination of Russian military archives, Russia Against Napoleon provides the first-ever history of the period told from the Russian perspective. In Dominic Lieven's account, Russia's victory in 1812 was just the beginning of what would be the longest military campaign in European history, marked by Russia's epic efforts to feed and supply half a million troops as they crossed an entire continent.
Moving from the 1807 treaty signed by Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I through the Russian army's improbable entry into Paris in 1814, Lieven provides suspenseful accounts of events, such as the burning of Moscow and the great battles of Leipzig and Borodino, as well as astute analyses of the great military strategists of the time. The result is a magisterial work sure to be eagerly anticipated by military and history buffs alike.
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Review: Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814User Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
Tho much has been written about Napoleon's doomed invasion of Russia & the collapse of the French Empire that ensued, virtually all of it has been from the Western perspective. Now, taking advantage ... Read full review
Review: Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and PeaceUser Review - Karl - Goodreads
A dry romp through a bleak era. woof. The chip on Dominic's shoulder against popular thought concerning the russians various victories over Napoleon, so evident in opening chapters, graciously fades ... Read full review
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Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace
Limited preview - 2010
Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814
No preview available - 2009