Napoleon's Invasion of Russia by George Nafziger | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

by George F. Nafziger
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

An impressive and serious study one of the most fascinating military campaigns in history. September 7, 1812, by itself is one of the most cataclysmic days in the history of war: 74,000 casualties at the Battle of Borodino. And tiffs was well before the invention of weapons of mass destruction like machine guns or breech-loading rifles.

Nafziger's detailed study

Overview

An impressive and serious study one of the most fascinating military campaigns in history. September 7, 1812, by itself is one of the most cataclysmic days in the history of war: 74,000 casualties at the Battle of Borodino. And tiffs was well before the invention of weapons of mass destruction like machine guns or breech-loading rifles.

Nafziger's detailed study includes a clear exposition on the power structure in Europe at the time leading up to Napoleon's fateful decision to attempt what turned out to be impossible: the conquest of Russia. Also included are complete orders of battle and detailed descriptions of the opposing forces.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Napoleon scholar Nafziger details one of the bloodiest campaigns of world history in this 1988 title. In addition to a hefty text, this also offers numerous maps and appendixes that include everything from treaties, political documents, and orders of battle for the numerous units to lists of supplies, the numbers of troops and their locations, and more. A truly exhaustive reference.
Booknews
Do not be fooled by its size. Over half the book is maps, appendices, and index. Interesting reading with a clear and concise structure. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891416616
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >