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

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

by Owen Connelly
     
 

Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field.

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Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. Distinguished historian Owen Connelly argues that Napoleon was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemy that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious as he "blundered" to glory. Exploring this neglected aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius, Connelly at the same time offers stirring and complete accounts of all the Napoleonic campaigns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742553187
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,253,254
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Young Bonaparte: Character, Education, and Early Triumphs
Chapter 2: The Scrambler Emerges: The First Italian Campaign, 1796–1797
Chapter 3: Flirting with Oblivion: Egypt, 1798–1799
Chapter 4: Over the Alps: The Second Italian Campaign, 1800
Chapter 5: The Scrambler on the Danube: The Ulm-Austerlitz Campaign, 1805
Chapter 6: Overkill in the East: The Jena-Auerstadt-Friedland Campaign, 1806–1807
Chapter 7: The "Affair of Spain": The Peninsular War, 1808–1813
Chapter 8: The Wagram Campaign: The Austrian War, 1809
Chapter 9: The Fattening: Compromises with the Old Order European Empire, 1809–1812
Chapter 10: Heat, Ice, Snow, and Disaster: The Russian Campaign, 1812
Chapter 11: The Kill: From Lutzen to Elba, 1813–1814
Chapter 12: The Glorious Irrelevance: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815

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