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Crushing defeats in Russia (1812) and Germany (1813) caused the collapse of Napoleon’s empire and brought his enemies to the Rhine River at the close of 1813. With a depleted and exhausted army, Napoleon attempted to direct the defense of his frontier from the Alps to the North Sea from Paris while he mobilized France. The new Prometheus watched helplessly as his marshals conducted a headlong retreat from the Rhine to the Marne in less than one month. The breakdown of the French command structure and overwhelming Allied superiority placed the French marshals charged with defending the Rhine in an impossible situation. Although Napoleon needed to use their scant forces to make a desperate stand on the Rhine and away from the administrative apparatus that fed his war machine, the marshals believed they had to trade land for time - the exact opposite of what Napoleon needed to maintain his crown.

Book News Annotation:

Though many books have been written about Napoleon, and many military histories describe the War of 1812, to date no major study has been written on the Allied invasion that brought Napoleon down. The result of six years of research, this work admirably fills the gap with a scholarly and exhaustive treatment (the history will fill two volumes, of which this is the first). The author describes the mutual interactions of politics, military strategy, and diplomacy, and the immensely complex events of the invasion in a detailed chronological narrative; he also incorporates old-style military history, focusing on the thoughts, plans, and hopes of the generals and the consequences of their decisions. A specialist in Napoleonic military history, Leggiere is affiliated with Louisiana State University and also teaches strategy and policy at the US Naval War College. Included are numerous maps, b&w portraits of the key players, and a rich selection of primary sources. A must-have addition to the myriad napoleonic collections and the many war & war-fighting libraries. The publisher does not indicate the projected date of publication for Volume 2. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book tells the story of the invasion of France at the twilight of Napoleon 's empire. With over a million men under arms throughout central Europe, Coalition forces poured over the Rhine River to invade France between late November 1813 and early January 1814. Three principle army groups drove across the great German landmark, smashing the exhausted French forces that attempted to defend the eastern frontier. In less than a month, French forces ingloriously retreated from the Rhine to the Marne; Allied forces were within one week of reaching Paris. This book provides the first complete, English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521875424
Author:
Leggiere, Michael V.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Leggiere, Michael
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
History
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Napoleon - Military leadership
Subject:
France History Invasion of 1814.
Subject:
World History-Napoleon
Subject:
Military-General History
Series:
Cambridge Military Histories
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
686
Dimensions:
9.14x6.38x1.70 in. 2.38 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book tells the story of the invasion of France at the twilight of Napoleon 's empire. With over a million men under arms throughout central Europe, Coalition forces poured over the Rhine River to invade France between late November 1813 and early January 1814. Three principle army groups drove across the great German landmark, smashing the exhausted French forces that attempted to defend the eastern frontier. In less than a month, French forces ingloriously retreated from the Rhine to the Marne; Allied forces were within one week of reaching Paris. This book provides the first complete, English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland.
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