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The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Mike Rapport
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The Napoleonic Wars have an all-important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries, they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change... (read more)

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The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo
The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo
by Brendan Simms
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In 1815, the deposed emperor Napoleon returned to France and threatened the already devastated and exhausted continent with yet another war. At the small Belgian village of Waterloo, two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the... (read more)

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Thunder on the Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs
Thunder on the Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs
by John H Gill
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The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 was Napoleon's last victorious war. Napoleon faced the Archduke Charles, the best of the Habsburg commanders, and a reformed Austrian Army that was arguably the best ever fielded by the Danubian Monarchy. The French... (read more)

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The Battle of Waterloo (General Military)
The Battle of Waterloo (General Military)
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The narrative description of the battle is provided by "A Near Observer." This is followed by contributions from various sources such as official reports of the battle, orders to the different armies, official gazettes, first-hand accounts from key... (read more)

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Chasseurs a Cheval of Napoleon's Guard
Chasseurs a Cheval of Napoleon's Guard
by Miguel Martin Mas
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The Chasseurs a' Cheval de la Garde Impe'riale was the Emperor Napoleon's habitual escort and a valuable cavalry reserve in battle. It was a unit formed of light cavalrymen of proven courage but also of outstanding moral fiber who had to serve as an... (read more)

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The Napoleon Options: Alternative Decisions of the Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleon Options: Alternative Decisions of the Napoleonic Wars
by Jonathan North
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Ten leading international authors present the great 'what-ifs' of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.... (read more)

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Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon
Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon
by Rory Muir
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Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and letters of the time, this lively book explores what it was like to be a soldier on a Napoleonic battlefield. It considers the role of the artillery, infantry, and cavalry; the plight of the wounded; the way victories were... (read more)

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Napoleonic Cavalry: Napoleonic Weapons and Warfare
Napoleonic Cavalry: Napoleonic Weapons and Warfare
by Phi Haythornthwaite
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-126) and index.... (read more)

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The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier
The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier
by Jakob Walter
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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... (read more)

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Campaigns and Commanders #33: Outpost of Empire: The Napoleonic Occupation of Andalucia, 1810-1812
Campaigns and Commanders #33: Outpost of Empire: The Napoleonic Occupation of Andalucia, 1810-1812
by Charles J Esdaile
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Napoleonandrsquo;s forces invaded Spain in 1808, but two years went by before they overran the southern region of Andalucandiacute;a. Situated at the farthest frontier of Napoleonandrsquo;s andldquo;outer empire,andrdquo; Andalucandiacute;a remained... (read more)

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Napoleonic Wars (06 Edition)
Napoleonic Wars (06 Edition)
by Rothenberg
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This vividly illustrated history of the Napoleonic Wars documents the wars' origins in the French Revolution, narrates Napoleon's victories at Austerlitz and Jena, and concludes with his defeats in the Iberian peninsula, Russia, and finally at Waterloo... (read more)

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Terror Before Trafalgar Nelson Napoleon
Terror Before Trafalgar Nelson Napoleon
by Tom Pocock
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-248) and index.... (read more)

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Illustrious Dead (10 Edition)
Illustrious Dead (10 Edition)
by Stephan Talty
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“Gripping . . . a compelling story of personal hubris and humbling defeat.” —Jack Weatherford,author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World In a masterful dual narrative that pits the... (read more)

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The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes
The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes
by Mark Urban
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History books report -- and rightly so -- that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo... (read more)

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On the Napoleonic Wars : Collected Essays (99 Edition)
On the Napoleonic Wars : Collected Essays (99 Edition)
by David Chandler
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The diverse array of subjects covered include the British campaign in Egypt in 1801; the battle of Maida; Napoleon's decisive victories at Marengo and Austerlitz; the Peninsular War; the Russian Army at war in 1807 and 1812; and the retreat from Moscow... (read more)

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Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars
Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars
by Stephen Pope
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A comprehensive guide to the Napoleonic... (read more)

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Wellington Invades France: The Final Phase of the Peninsula War, 1813-1814
Wellington Invades France: The Final Phase of the Peninsula War, 1813-1814
by Ian Robertson
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A detailed account of Wellington's campaign in the south of France. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and official dispatches, Ian Robertson outlines the nature of the war as well as traces the complicated maneuvering and operations of the British and... (read more)

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The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon
The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon
by David Cordingly
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David Cordingly, a leading authority on pirates and maritime history, The Billy Ruffian is the story of a real-life H.M.S. Sophie, named Bellerophon, or Billy Ruffian as her crew called her, barnacles and all. Under fourteen captains, she played a... (read more)

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Men-At-Arms #079: Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign
Men-At-Arms #079: Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign
by Michael Barthorp
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The imaginative strategic plan of Revolutionary France to cut Britain's lifeline to India by seizing Egypt and the Levant was an epic adventure, set amongst some of the most ancient places of history, then almost unknown to Europeans. The conflicts... (read more)

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Wellington's Rifles: Six Years to Waterloo with England's Legendary Sharpshooters
Wellington's Rifles: Six Years to Waterloo with England's Legendary Sharpshooters
by Mark Urban
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A nineteenth-century Band of Brothers The 95th Rifles was one of history's great fighting units, and Mark Urban brings them and the Napoleonic War gloriously to life in this unique chronicle. Focusing especially on six soldiers in the first battalion... (read more)

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