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Borodino: Why It Matters Today [Paperback]

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This "nimble"-format book offers 36 pages of beautifully printed color art and pointed textual commentary that provide a unique perspective on the famous battle of Borodino during the French invasion of Russia in 1812. You should enjoy this book if you are interested in Napoleon, Russia, military history, Tolstoy, or hubris.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   36
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2007
Publisher   Nimble Books
ISBN  1934840092  
ISBN13  9781934840092  

Availability  111 units.
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More About W. Frederick Zimmerman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! W. Frederick Zimmerman, Microsoft MVP, is the product development editor for He is also the editor of Previously, Frederick directed emerging technology strategy for LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier. Frederick lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and two children.

W. Frederick Zimmerman currently resides in Ann Arbor. W. Frederick Zimmerman was born in 1961.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > France > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Military > Napoleonic Wars > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Russia
5Books > Subjects > History > World > General

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Not a value purchase  Aug 27, 2008
At $[...], this little book falls far short of even limited expectations. The author warns that he is not a scholar of the battle, but promises "many full-page images of the battle and the battlefield". I had hoped that the booklet would contain color shots of the battlefield from a visitor's perspective; what is delivered is about 3 or 4 historical paintings and two photos of battlefield monuments (both downloaded from the internet). The paintings, while nice are not reproduced well - they appear to have been Xeroxed at the local Kinko's and are just a tad fuzzy. The booklet contains only two pages of maps that are again reproduced in a small and unreadably fuzzy focus (you can tell that they are printed in Russian, but cannot discern any troop locations or movements).

As to the material, a reader gets that there was a battle between Russians and French at a place called Borodino, that it took three days and involved taking field fortifications. The author provides a bit of personal insight into why he feels lessons learned from the battle are relevant today which include such dubious claims as the suggestion that US President G. W. Bush has a Napoleon complex and that the line of march taken by the invading French and later followed by the Nazi's is important because it is likely the same path that NATO missiles would take in the next Russian war (since missiles don't walk, that matters why???).

Well, you're not gonna go broke buying this book, but my strong suggestion is that you save your money.

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