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  • ISBN 1846034582
  • ISBN13 978-1846034589
  • Language English
  • Author Peter Dennis,Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • Publisher Osprey Publishing (May 25, 2010)
  • Pages 64
  • Formats azw lrf mobi lrf
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Historical
  • Size ePub 1863 kb
  • Size Fb2 1439 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 902

Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Arm_e decisively against the other powers of Europe - Prussia, Austria and Russia. Yet his fortunes changed in 1812 when the invasion of Russia wrecked his forces, and Napoleon suffered his final defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

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Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the . Napoleon Bonaparte - Gregory Fremont-Barnes.

Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Armée decisively against the other powers of Europe – Prussia, Austria and Russia.

Napoleon Bonaparte - Command No. 1 (Paperback). Napoleon Bonaparte is a prominent name among military figures due to his tactical genius. Gregory Fremont-Barnes (author), Peter Dennis (illustrator). He was one of the greatest military commanders in history. This book contains details and analysis of the battles of Austerlitz and Waterloo; both are considered to be Napoleons greatest battles. Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Peter Dennis (Illustrator). Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

Napoleon Bonaparte is a prominent name among military figures due to his tactical genius. Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. A visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he has written on a wide range of military and naval subjects, including The French Revolutionary Wars, The Peninsular War, 1807-1814, The Fall of the French Empire, 1813-1815, The Boer War, 1899-1902, The Wars of the Barbary Pirates, Trafalgar 1805, Nelson's Sailors, The.

Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Peter Dennis. Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the greatest military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars

Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Peter Dennis. Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the greatest military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Armee decisively against the other powers of Europe - Prussia, Austria and Russia. Yet his fortunes changed in 1812 when the invasion of Russia wrecked his forces, and Napoleon suffered his final defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

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Top 32 Napoleon Bonaparte Books . Napoleon’s Italy: Desmond Gregory. 3. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars by Digby Smith Peter Edwards uses an excellent range of sources to bring to life this pivotal year in the Peninsular War. His work offers a fascinating insight into the strategy, the command decisions and the experience of combat 200 years ago. Purchase, Learn More. 1. Swords around a Throne: Napoleon’s Grande Armee by John R. Elting. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Arm e decisively against the other powers of Europe - Prussia, Austria and Russia.

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Mr_NiCkNaMe
Any review of this book would have to start with a brief discussion of what the book is and is not. As part of Osprey's new series on the background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history, it is intended only as an introduction to the subject that can get a reader up to speed on the subject in an hour or so, not an in-depth treatise. At 64 pages, about a third of which consist of illustration, this is all that can be expected of such a book. For those seeking more in-depth coverage other books are available. For those interested in an overall (i.e., covering more his life than military campaigns per se), this reviewer recommends Alan Schom's "Napoleon: A Life" (this book is almost 1,000 pages in length) or, for those with less time, Felix Markham's "Napoleon" (about 340 pages). For those more interested in Napoleon's military campaigns, this reviewer recommends one of the 20th century's leading scholars on Napoleon, David Chandler's tome "The Campaigns of Napoleon" (at 1,200 pages quite a read) and his shorter more succinct "The Illustrated Napoleon". The former is an in-depth book on Napoleon's campaigns written primarily with the specialist in mind while the latter was written, more or less, as an introduction to his campaigns written with the non-specialist in mind.

The relevant question to ask with respect to this book is does it provide a good succinct introduction to Napoleon. The answer is yes. The book provides a brief introduction to Napoleon's life as well as a good introduction to his campaigns for the reader with only an hour or so to spend. In addition, the book is well illustrated with key points in his life as well as maps on his most important battles. The book, however, does have some weaknesses that prevent this reviewer from granting it a five star review. The most important is that, especially given the short length of the book, the author spends too much time and goes into too much detail on two of Napoleon's most important battles, Austerlitz and Waterloo. Considering the book's short length the author should have used the pages spend on this topics in-depth instead providing a high level discussion of the key's to Napoleon's success and what differentiated him from others, especially his ability to infiltrate into rear areas and wreck havoc. Not that detailed discussions of these topics are not relevant, just that with the limited spaced available in the Osprey format, the space could have been better used.
Mr Freeman
Solid addition to the Osprey series, "Leadership, Strategy, Conflict." Here, we read of Napoleon Bonaparte. The book is part biography and part military history. We learn of Napoleon's military training, his early career, his role with the Revolutionary forces, his advancement--and his eventual accession as emperor. Also told is the story of his campaigns and key battles. The author lays out his viewed of Napoleon early (Page 4): "With the possible exception of Alexander, Napoleon justifiably ranks as history's greatest commander." While I'm not so sure, given his poor performance in Egypt and in his foolish invasion of Russia, he clearly ranks highly in this arena.

Page 9 features a map that portrays his major campaigns--Italy; the Middle East; campaigns of 1805, 1806, 1807, and 1809; the Spanish Campaign; the Russian Campaign; the 1813 and 1814 campaigns; Waterloo. The book provides enough information about his early Italian campaigns to give a sense of why he rose so swiftly in the French military command structure. There is a good discussion of one of his masterpieces, Austerlitz. Here, we see Napoleon near the peak of his power, as he planned to destroy the forces arrayed against him by making them think that he was terribly vulnerable on his flank (which he had set up to entice an attack) so that he could pierce the Pratzen Heights in the center of the Allied line and then roll up those forces.

The book also provides a useful description of his ill-fated Russian campaign--leaving with a mighty horde and returning with but a fraction of his precious human resources. The book well describes Russian General Katusov's Fabian strategy, with the sanguinary battle at Borodino as an exception. Finally, of course, his defeat at Waterloo, despite an amazing campaign to, very temporarily, keep two separate armies from joining and overwhelming him.

There are many nice illustrations, including useful maps (although sometimes the print is a bit small for my eyes!). The book concludes by considering his key antagonists, such as Wellington and Blucher and Katusov. Then, an examination of his accomplishments--and his weaknesses. Napoleon was wont to blame others when things went awry, for example.

All told, a solid albeit very brief introduction to Napoleon. . . .
Flas
Lots of glossy pictures but only three very small battle maps. Most people could pick up all the information in this very short (64 pp.) pamphlet just by watching historical movies.
Kardana
Nice introduction book about Napoleon and his major battles.
Hap
Was as expected
Quynaus
Good job