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    DescriptionIn this tour de force of interpretative history, David A. Bell explains that Napoleon's was the first 'total' war in European history, when warfare was transformed into the hideous spectacle that seems ever present today. With a historian's sharp eye for detail, Bell resurrects Napoleonic Europe and brings a new perspective to a period we thought we knew.

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    The First Total War
    Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Modern Warfare
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David A. Bell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 291 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747579625
    ISBN 10: 0747579628

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, HBTM, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBWH
    DC22: 940.27
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, TEC025000, HIS027150, HIS037030, HIS027130, TRA006010, EDU000000, HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JW, NHD, NHWR, NHWF, NHTM
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    19 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David A. Bell teaches French history at Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Lawyers and Citizens, which won the Pinkney Prize of the Society for French Historical Studies, and the highly acclaimed The Cult of the Nation in France. He has contributed to many American and European publications including the New York Times, Time, the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.
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    'A brilliantly original work of military history' Sunday Times 'Masterly ... This is an unmissable book' Christopher Bray, Word 'An enthralling, multi-layered analysis ... Perhaps the most thought-provoking aspects of the book are those that draw parallels with more recent times' Daily Telegraph 'He goes into great and often riveting detail ... all offered with a gift for storytelling and a flair for the weird, unfamiliar fact' New Yorker