Blundering to Glory: Napoleon's Military Campaigns / Edition 3

Blundering to Glory: Napoleon's Military Campaigns / Edition 3

by Owen Connelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742553183

ISBN-13: 9780742553187

Pub. Date: 06/02/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

You engage, and then you wait and see"-so Napoleon characterized his art of war. The greatest general of his day he was a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. He was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those…  See more details below

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You engage, and then you wait and see"-so Napoleon characterized his art of war. The greatest general of his day he was a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. He was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemies that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious, "blundering" to glory. In this absorbing book, historian Owen Connelly explores for the first time this aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius. At the same time, he offers a complete account of the Napoleonic campaigns-at once the most concise and most accurate history in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742553187
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Young bonaparte : character, education, and early triumphs1
2The scrambler emerges : the first Italian campaign, 1796-179719
3Flirting with oblivion : Egypt, 1798-179947
4Over the Alps : the second Italian campaign, 180061
5The scrambler on the danube : the Ulm-Austerlitz campaign, 180575
6Overkill in the east : the Jena-Auerstadt-Friedland campaign, 1806-180791
7The "affair on Spain" : the Peninsular War, 1808-1813117
8The Wagram campaign : the Austrian War 1809135
9Compromises with the old order : European empire, 1809-1812155
10Heat, ice, snow, and disaster : the Russian campaign, 1812163
11The kill : from Lutzen to Elba, 1813-1814191
12The glorious irrelevance : the Waterloo campaign, 1815211

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