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    DescriptionOn June 23, 1812, Napoleon's Grande Armee, over 500,000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equally massive Russian army faced them. The ensuing campaign was a catastrophe for Napoleon. Although the battle of Borodino, which resulted in heavy losses on both sides, allowed Napoleon to enter Moscow, his stay in that empty and decimated city was disastrous. By the time Napoleon had retreated to the Berezina river in late November, his Grande Armee was only a fifth of its original strength. His retreat had become a rout, and his allies began to desert him. In this book, Clausewitz analyzes all the significant players with sharp and enlightening characterizations, and provides perhaps the best eyewitness accounts of the battle of Borodino and the Convention of Tauroggen. The Campaign of 1812 in Russia is a brilliantly observed study of one of the major turning points of history.


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    Title
    The Campaign of 1812 in Russia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl von Clausewitz, Foreword by Michael Howard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306806506
    ISBN 10: 0306806509
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    LC classification: DC235 .C6132 1995
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    Edition statement
    Da Capo Press.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Carl von Clausewitz remains one of history's most important military theorists, recognized primarily for his masterpiece On War. Less well-known, however, is his role as a historian, of which The Campaign of 1812 in Russia is an outstanding example. Clausewitz was appointed a lieutenant colonel by the czar, and played an important part in ensuring Napoleon's ultimate downfall.
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    In this book, Clausewitz analyzes all the significant players with sharp and enlightening characterizations, and provides perhaps the best eyewitness accounts of the battle of Borodino and the Convention of Tauroggen. The Campaign of 1812 in Russia is a brilliantly observed study of one of the major turning points of history.
    Table of contents
    * Arrival at Wilna * Plan of Campaign * Camp of Drissa * General Review of the Incidents of the Campaign of 1812 in Russia * Further Progress of the Campaign