Napoleon as Military Commander

Napoleon as Military Commander

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by James Marshall-Cornwall
     
 

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Tracing Napoleon's development as both a general and statesman, distinguished historian James Marshall-Cornwall brings to life the career of one of history's greatest military strategists. Focusing on the two decades during which Napoleon achieved his greatest triumphs and suffered his most heartbreaking defeats, this thoroughly researched study keenly analyzes how

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Tracing Napoleon's development as both a general and statesman, distinguished historian James Marshall-Cornwall brings to life the career of one of history's greatest military strategists. Focusing on the two decades during which Napoleon achieved his greatest triumphs and suffered his most heartbreaking defeats, this thoroughly researched study keenly analyzes how, like Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon combined strategy and statecraft throughout his career. From his most brilliant campaigns-in particular his conquest of Piedmont and his triumphant invasion of Italy-to the disasters at Trafalgar, in the Iberian Peninsula, in Russia, at Leipzig, and his final downfall at Waterloo, Napoleon as Military Commander tells the story of a general whose defeats were as remarkable as his victories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141391014
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Classic Military History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

General Sir James Marshall-Cornwall (1887-1985) served in both world wars, spoke two dozen languages, and was president of the Royal Geographic Society.

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Napoleon as Military Commander 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A good but often difficult introduction to Napoleon Buonaparte , the General. A master of detail , extraordinarily perceptive about his opponents intentions and a cold one about returning loyalty. A supreme egoist but so paranoid about competition that he trusted his relatives more than they were able and willing to produce. But if we set aside his dynastic disasters he was an enormously talented general. The author knew his subject well and portrayed this enormously talented man objectively.Well worth adding to the bookshelf to read again.