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Published by Lebhar-Friedman Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • France,
  • Military - Napoleonic Wars,
  • History,
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Biography/Autobiography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11059060M
ISBN 100867308745
ISBN 109780867308747
OCLC/WorldCa48147673

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This book from the "A&E Biography" series describes the life and conquests of Napoleon Bonaparte. His political savvy and military genius led to his rule of France and fueled his desire to conquer Europe, making him one of history's most intriguing indivi. First published in in the United Kingdom, Napoleon's Conquest of Prussia by Loraine Petre is a classic military history of one of Napoleon's great campaigns. The author has written five books on Napoleon and his campaigns and is recognised as one of the pre-eminent military historians of the early twentieth century.4/5. Poised to strike at England in the summer of , Napoleon found himself facing a coalition of European powers determined to limit his territorial ambitions. Still, in less than one hundred days, Napoleon's armies marched from the English Channel to Central Europe, crushing the armies of Austria and Russia--the first step in his conquest of Europe. Books for further reading and sources for the Battle Lists. – Comments The small red figure you can find on the left of some books indicates the number of the source used in these battle lists. If several works have the same number then these works are part of a whole series. Napoleon’s Conquest of Prussia

  Anyone who has read a book on Napoleon’s conquests, or the conquests of any great conqueror, has found numerous tales of bloodletting outside of battle. R. J. Rummel twisted an old phrase, “Power kills; absolute power kills absolutely.” 1 To prove his point, he wrote volumes of works, documenting the reigns of dictators from the twentieth. The closest book I can compare it to would be Chandler's 'The Campaigns of Napoleon', and should be on every history lover's bookshelf.” A Wargamer’s Needful Things blogsite “ a scholarly, detailed history of how the Mongols created the greatest landlocked empire in history, eventually spanning from Korea in the east to Hungary and. Napoleon's Conquest of Europe book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Poised to strike at England in the summer of , Napoleon /5(2). Read this book on Questia. Exploring the diplomatic, economic, and military aspects of the campaign, this vivid account details how Napoleon played upon historic relationships, competition, and animosities to lay the foundation for victory over his European rivals.

Napoleon's family was of Italian origin: his paternal ancestors, the Buonapartes, descended from a minor Tuscan noble family that emigrated to Corsica in the 16th century; while his maternal ancestors, the Ramolinos, descended from a minor Genoese noble family. " I am more of an Italian, or Tuscan, than a Corsican" Napoleon was to say and many descendants of the Italian colonists in Corsica. The casualties of the Napoleonic Wars (–), direct and indirect, break down as follows. Note that the following deaths listed include both killed in action as well as deaths from other causes; Deaths from diseases such as those from wounds; of starvation; exposure; drowning; friendly fire; and atrocities; Medical treatments were changed drastically at this time.   Driven by a desire to spread the French revolutionary principles throughout Europe, Napoleon first conquered Egypt to cripple British trade. He returned to France and, using both diplomacy and warfare, conquered neighboring states. Because much of Europe at the time was fragmented principalities and semi-autonomous states similar to modern. Napoleon had a profound impact on the development of both France and Europe, and his career had repercussions across the wider world. His career had all the elements of a classical tragedy: having begun with spectacular military and civil achievements, it ended in exile on the tiny Atlantic island of St Helena. Almost two centuries after Napoleon’s death, historians continue to argue about.