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Napoleon in Russia

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Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem, said Field-Marshal Prince Mikhail Kutuzov in September 1812, and then he predicted, "Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry." Three months earlier, on June 24, 1812, Napoleon had made his fateful crossing of the Niemen River into Lithuania with an army of 500,000 men, which by December would be depleted by war, the weather, starvation, and disease to a mere 10,000. Sucked dry, indeed. The final six months of 1812 made of Napoleon's boldest ...

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Overview

Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem, said Field-Marshal Prince Mikhail Kutuzov in September 1812, and then he predicted, "Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry." Three months earlier, on June 24, 1812, Napoleon had made his fateful crossing of the Niemen River into Lithuania with an army of 500,000 men, which by December would be depleted by war, the weather, starvation, and disease to a mere 10,000. Sucked dry, indeed. The final six months of 1812 made of Napoleon's boldest imperial dream his most disastrous military campaign, which historian and biographer Alan Palmer recounts here with narrative immediacy, colorful detail, analytic skill, and striking insight. He follows the French forces in their long, dusty haul from Vilna to Vitebsk to Viasma; from the frightful slaughter at Borodino to Moscow's deserted, burning streets—and then the horrors of the grueling winter retreat. But Palmer also looks beyond the savagery of blizzards and battles to bring to his vast canvas an overall picture of a campaign that tragically cost Napoleon nearly half a million men and shaped the greatest catastrophe of his career. Illustrations and maps are included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786712632
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2003
  • Series: Brief History of Series
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps 6
Foreword 7
Preface 9
List of the Main Participants 15
1 Dresden 17
2 The Undeclared War 24
3 Vilna and Drissa 42
4 Phantom of Victory 62
5 The Two Cities 82
6 The Homecoming of Colonel Davidov 98
7 'The Most Terrible of All My Battles' 116
8 Fili 131
9 The Flames of Moscow 144
10 Two Candles by the Window 161
11 Maloyaroslavets 183
12 The Winter Trail 200
13 Krasnoe and the Berezina 217
14 'His Majesty's Health Has Never Been Better' 242
15 Laurels and Legends 259
Notes on Sources 273
Bibliography 297
Index 305
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