Military Politics from Bonaparte to the Bourbons: The Life and Death of Michel Ney, 1769-1815

Military Politics from Bonaparte to the Bourbons: The Life and Death of Michel Ney, 1769-1815

by Raymond Horricks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560007672

ISBN-13: 9781560007678

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Military Politics from Bonaparte to the Bourbons Is an Intriguing full-length biography and character study of Michel Ney, Napoleon's marshal who came close to snatching victory from Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. Raymond Horricks provides a comprehensive look at the marshal from birth to death, with all his valiant battles and his personal

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Military Politics from Bonaparte to the Bourbons Is an Intriguing full-length biography and character study of Michel Ney, Napoleon's marshal who came close to snatching victory from Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. Raymond Horricks provides a comprehensive look at the marshal from birth to death, with all his valiant battles and his personal relationships in between.

Horricks describes Ney's first days as a soldier, fighting with the revolutionary armies and culminating in his great tenacity at Hohenlinden in 1800. He then delves into Ney's convoluted involvement with Napoleon, including his friendship with Josephine. As a marshal, he was the hero at Ulm, where an entire Austrian army under General Mack was forced to surrender, and later, the man who defeated the Russians at Friedland.

Horricks gives a complete account of Ney's escapades, ending with the reasons for and heroism of his trial and execution. The nature of this gallant marshal's life provides a rare insight into military politics in the early nineteenth century. Military Politics from Bonaparte to the Bourbons will be an enjoyable read for political scientists, historians, and students of military affairs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560007678
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Prologue: A Journey in November
Ch. 1Early Life and Character1
Ch. 2A Soldier with the Revolutionary Armies: 1791-180012
Ch. 3"Accept, General Consul, the Imperial Crown..."36
Ch. 4The Awakening to Glory: From Elchingen (1805) to Friedland (1807)64
Ch. 5Disgrace in the South: Spain and Portugal, 1808-181186
Ch. 6Rehabilitation: Into Russia with the III Corps, 1812112
Ch. 7Saviour of the Eagles: The retreat from Moscow131
Ch. 8Honours: Together with more action and another wound (Leipzig, 1813)149
Ch. 9Some Battles for France: From Brienne (January, 1814) to the first abdication160
Ch. 10A Soldier Under the Bourbons: 1814-1815171
Ch. 11"The Hundred Days"188
Ch. 12The Set-Pieces: Quatre Bras and Waterloo208
Ch. 13Aftermath: Trial and execution244
Endpiece: Figures in a Timescape275
Index279

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