The product of twenty years of laborious hard work, this is the definitive work on Napoleon and his times at the helm of the French Nation, written by no less than the first President of the Third Republic.
Thiers moved in the highest circles of society and met with many of the surviving generals and statesmen of France and her opponents and wove their recollections into this monumental history. Filled with a particularly Gallic flavour without going into hero-worship, this multi-volume history has stood the test of time.
This third volume recounts the forging of Napoleon’s finest instrument the Grande Armée of 1805 and their stupendous Ulm campaign, yet the French navy was shattered at Trafalgar.
Includes the Napoleonic Wars Map Pack with over 155 maps and plans following the military career of Napoleon.
|Series:||History Of The Consulate And The Empire Of France Under Napoleon , #3|
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About the Author
Thiers served as a prime minister in 1836, 1840 and 1848. He was a vocal opponent of Emperor Napoleon III, who reigned from 1848–71. Following the defeat of France in the Franco-German War, which he opposed, he was elected chief executive of the new French government, negotiated the end of the war, and, when the Paris Commune seized power in that city in March 1871, gave the orders to the army for its suppression. He was named President of the Republic by the French National Assembly in August 1871. Opposed by the royalists in the French assembly and the left wing of the Republicans, he resigned on May 24, 1873, and was replaced as President by Patrice de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta.