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A Brief History of Napoleon in Russia : Brief Histories - Alan Palmer

A Brief History of Napoleon in Russia

Brief Histories

Paperback Published: 12th September 2003
ISBN: 9781841196343
Number Of Pages: 288

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By 1812, when Napoleon invaded Russia, his Empire covered most of Europe. The invasion was to be its crowning glory. Instead it ended in disaster, defeat and humiliation, and marked the beginning of his decline.

Here, with a brilliant use of sources and gripping narrative, the French campaign is followed day to day within the most intimate context of the Emperor's state of mind, bad health and indecision. As the invasion heads towards its climax among the flames of Moscow the great disaster that ensued can clearly be seen as the product of innumerable mistakes and omissions.

The greatest military leader of modern times lost his army not by folly but by default; the Russians saved their country more by accident than by strategy.

Industry Reviews

A fine piece of narrative history, a combination of suspense and scholarship ... I was inspired by Palmer to re-read War and Peace. - Antonia Fraser, Sunday Times

Palmer has done justice to these epic events with a lively, vivid narrative, written with the appropriate style and panache. - Lawrence James, The Times

ISBN: 9781841196343
ISBN-10: 1841196347
Series: Brief Histories
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 12th September 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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