Napoleon and the World War of 1813

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Overview

This analysis of the world war between Napoleon and the 6th coalition in 1813 covers operations in Europe, Spain and North America. It examines the differences between alliances and coalitions, comparing the long-term international relationships in alliances and the short-term union of coalitions.

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Riley uses the events of 1813 and the Napoleonic wars to examine the nature of coalitions. He discusses the wars of 1813 as they were fought in Central Europe, Spain, the Mediterranean, and America. He considers both the military nature of the conflicts and their political consequences, drawing analogies to more recent events. Riley is a regular officer in the British Army and a member of the Society for Army Historical Research. Name index only. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714648934
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,418,739
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Riley brilliantly illustrates the importance of using the historical model of 1813 as a guide for understanding the dynamics of future coalitions.

- The Historian

"an absolutely fascinating look at that period"

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"Both author and publisher are to be congratulated on the numerous splendid maps that grace the text and enhance its readability...Of graet interest to military historians and students of compararative politics

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