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    DescriptionIn the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. Dominic Lieven writes with great panache and insight to describe from the Russians' viewpoint how they went from retreat, defeat and the burning of Moscow to becoming the new liberators of Europe; the consequences of which could not have been more important. Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.

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    Russia Against Napoleon
    The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dominic Lieven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141009353
    ISBN 10: 0141009357

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBWH
    DC22: 940.27
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037030, HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWR, NHWF
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    29 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dominic Lieven has spent many years studying Imperial Russia and is the author of the highly praised Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals. Russia Against Napoleon won the Wolfson History Prize 2009. He is Professor of Russian Government at the London School of Economics. He lives in London.
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    Winner of the 2009 Wolfson Prize for History and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize various A compulsive page-turner ... a triumph of brilliant storytelling ... an instant classic that is an awesome, remarkable and exuberant achievement -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Evening Standard Radically alters our assumptions about how Napoleon was beaten -- Andrew Roberts Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year (He creates) an historic canvas that is both overwhelming and meticulous ... he inevitably touches the nerve points of modern power politics. The Economist A compulsive read. This master storyteller and scholar has written an instant classic that is awesome, remarkable and exuberant. -- Simon Sebag Montefiore The Scotsman An essential reference ... the Princess would have approved. The Spectator (An) erudite, monumental piece of historial research ... it's a great tale with a clear argument, baked by an impressive array of sources and detail. -- Charles Clover Financial Times A superbly crafted book -- Alexander M. Martin TLS A lucid and detailed account -- Geoffrey Hosking London Review of Books