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Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815

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A magisterial account of the wars that engulfed Europe during the rise and fall of Napoleon.

No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? In the definitive account to date, respected historian Charles Esdaile argues that the chief motivating factor for Napoleon was his insatiable desire for fame. More than a myth-busting portrait of Napoleon, however, this volume offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France to countries as remote as Sweden and Egypt. Napoleonas Wars seeks to answer the question, What was it that made the countries of Europe fight one another for so long and with such devastating results? Esdaile portrays the European battles as the consequence of rulers who were willing to take the immense risks of either fighting or supporting Napoleonarisks that resulted in the extinction of entire countries. This is history writing equal to its subjectagrand and ambitiousathat will join Vikingas impressive backlist of European history titles, such as Tim Blanningas The Pursuit of Glory and Diarmaid MacCullochas The Reformation,

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Noted historian Esdaile argues that the chief motivating factor for Napoleon was his insatiable desire for fame. More than a mythbusting portrait of Napoleon, however, this volume offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France.

Synopsis:

Accounts from the front lines of the Napoleonic Wars from Britains greatest military commander

The Duke of Wellington was not only an incomparable commander in battle but also a remarkably powerful writer. His dispatches have long been viewed as classics of military literature and have influenced all military accounts after his. This new selection follows the epic campaign of the British against Napoleon in Wellingtons own words, telling the story of the conflict from its desperate beginnings in Portugal to the final triumph at Waterloo.

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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.

About the Author

Charles Esdaile is one of Britain's foremost Napoleonic historians. He is professor in history at the University of Liverpool and the author of The Peninsular War: A New History and Spain in the Liberal Age, among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116288
Author:
Esdaile, Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Duke of Wellington, The
Author:
Wellington, The Duke of
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-Napoleon
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Military - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-p color art insert; b/w maps in front
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.60x5.22x1.42 in. 1.25 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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Product details 480 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143116288 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Noted historian Esdaile argues that the chief motivating factor for Napoleon was his insatiable desire for fame. More than a mythbusting portrait of Napoleon, however, this volume offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France.
"Synopsis" by ,
Accounts from the front lines of the Napoleonic Wars from Britains greatest military commander

The Duke of Wellington was not only an incomparable commander in battle but also a remarkably powerful writer. His dispatches have long been viewed as classics of military literature and have influenced all military accounts after his. This new selection follows the epic campaign of the British against Napoleon in Wellingtons own words, telling the story of the conflict from its desperate beginnings in Portugal to the final triumph at Waterloo.

"Synopsis" by ,
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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