Napoleon's Wars : An International History, 1803-1815
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.
- Paperback | 621 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 38.1mm | 707.6g
- 27 Oct 2009
- Penguin Books
- New York, NY, United States
- Plates, color; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
Praise for the U.K. edition: aDeft, authoritative, often strikingly counter-intuitive, this is the definitive word on the subject.a --"Telegraph" (London)
About Charles Esdaile
Charles Esdaile is Professor of History at the University of Liverpool. His The Peninsular War was acclaimed by many reviewers, including Andrew Roberts and Bernard Cornwell.