It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Biography- Military
5 Remote Warehouse World History- 1650 to Present

More copies of this ISBN

The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier

by

The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter served in the Grand Army of Napoleon between 1806 and 1813. His diary intimately records his trials: the long, grueling marches in Prussia and Poland, the disastrous Russian campaign, and the demoralizing defeat in a war few supported or understood. It is at once a compelling chronicle of a young soldier's loss of innocence and an eloquent and moving portrait of the profound effects of all wars on the men who fight them.

Also included are letters home from the Russian front, previously unpublished in English, as well as period engravings and maps from the Russian/Soviet and East European collections of the New York Public Library.

"Vivid and gruesome … but also a story of human fortitude. … It reminds us that the troops Napoleon drove so mercilessly were actually more victims than victors—a side of Napoleon that should not be forgotten."

Chicago Tribune

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-170).

About the Author

Mark Raeff, the Boris Bakhmeteff Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Columbia University, is a scholar of pre-revolutionary Russia. His books include Understanding Imperial Russia, Origins of the Russian Intelligentsia, The Well-Ordered Police State, and Russian Abroad.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier:

Campaign of 1806 and 1807

Campaign of 1809

Campaign of 1812 and 1813

Historical Appraisal of Walter's Chronicle by Frank E. Melvin

Notes to the Diary

Writing Home: Six Letters

Notes to the Letters

About the Illustrations

Chronology

Place Names

Reading Suggestions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140165593
Editor:
Raeff, Marc
Author:
Raeff, Marc
Author:
Walter, Jakob
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Soldiers -- Germany -- Biography.
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
104-567
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.72x5.04x.58 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Zlata's diary :a child's life in... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  2. University of Chicago Readings in... Used Trade Paper $19.00
  3. The Barber of Seville and the... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. The Sans-Culottes Used Trade Paper $32.00
  5. The French Revolution and Human... Used Trade Paper $15.50
  6. Curious George Learns the Alphabet Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Napoleonic Wars
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.00 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140165593 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.