Napoleon's Wars: An International History
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hae-Yu - LibraryThing
General histories of the age focus about 80% on Napoleon, throw in some Nelson and Wellington, and round out with the other players - Russia, Austria, Prussia, etc. This telling focuses from the ... Read full review
NAPOLEON'S WARS: An International History, 1803-1815User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A measured reassessment of Napoleonic imperialism.Esdaile (History/Univ. of Liverpool; Fighting Napoleon: Guerillas, Bandits and Adventurers in Spain, 1808-1814, 2004, etc.) notes that Bonaparte's ... Read full review