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The French Revolution sent shockwaves through Europe, as the continent's monarchs tried to stamp out the tide of republicanism. France was surrounded by enemies but fought them off, largely through the achievements of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Republic's youngest general. Within a decade he had become Consul, First Consul, and finally Emperor, creating a new dynasty and a new order in Europe. From 1803 until 1809 he seemed unbeatable, vanquishing his foes one after another, but his invasion of Russia in 1812 proved disastrous and he faced a growing coalition of enemy powers. His defeat at the Battle of Waterloo marked the close of the Napoleonic era, but not the end of the Napoleonic legend. This book charts Napoleon's rise and fall and analyses the weaponry and rival armies that were to transform 19th Century Europe.
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Angus Konstam is a distinguished historian and author of many Civil War books, including "Duel of the Ironclads, The Pocket Book of Civil War Weapons "and" The Pocket Book of Civil War Battle Sites." He was also the general editor of "The Civil War: A Visual Encyclopedia." He served in the Royal Navy and was the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida.
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Great Reference! Aug 31, 2006
This books provides an excellent overview of the Napoleonic Era. It greatly helps readers understand the reasons way various campaigns were fought, their course and the battles involved, and their aftermaths. I strongly recommend this reference to anyone interested in the age of Napoleon, especially novices with little background in the Era.
I am a military history buff. I've always been interested in the Napoleonic Era, but I've had a hard time getting into it. The age has always seemed so confusing with the massive numbers of nations involved and the constantly switching alliances. This book has been a god-send. It clearly and concisely describes the course of all of the major campaigns of this period (1789-1815) and backs up the descriptions with numerous, colorful maps. In just a few nights this book has been able to help me feel competent about the course of the Napoleonic Wars. Readers familiar with the period will not gain as much from it as newcomers, but it should still be a handy desk reference.
A beautiful and exciting presentation of Napoleon's life Apr 10, 2005
Historical Atlas Of The Napoleonic Era is a beautiful and exciting presentation of French conqueror Napoleon's life, ambitions, battles, military genius, and legacy. Full-color maps, artworks and illustrations on every page add a visceral touch to descriptions of battles, Napoleon's tactics, and also his most costly mistakes. Though Napoleon's warfare spread misery to many, his dream of a unified Europe persisted long after his passing and is realized today, at least in part, by an increasingly synchronized Europe and the introduction of a single European currency. Historical Atlas Of The Napoleonic Era is an exciting and detailed chronicle of a turbulent era in European history, and a welcome addition to personal and library history collections.