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The Resource Napoleon's wars : an international history, 1803-1815, Charles Esdaile

Napoleon's wars : an international history, 1803-1815, Charles Esdaile

Label
Napoleon's wars : an international history, 1803-1815
Title
Napoleon's wars
Title remainder
an international history, 1803-1815
Statement of responsibility
Charles Esdaile
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? In this definitive account, historian Charles Esdaile argues that the chief motivating factor for Napoleon was his insatiable desire for fame. More than a myth-busting portrait, however, Esdaile offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France to countries as remote as Sweden and Egypt. To establish why the countries of Europe fought one another for so long and with such devastating results, Esdaile portrays the battles as the consequence of rulers who were willing to take the immense risks of either fighting or supporting Napoleon--risks that resulted in the extinction of entire countries.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
ZGX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Esdaile, Charles J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • France
  • Europe
Label
Napoleon's wars : an international history, 1803-1815, Charles Esdaile
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 567-602) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, [16] p. of maps, 621 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670020300
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn272404291
  • (OCoLC)272404291
  • 1220772
Label
Napoleon's wars : an international history, 1803-1815, Charles Esdaile
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 567-602) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, [16] p. of maps, 621 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670020300
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn272404291
  • (OCoLC)272404291
  • 1220772

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