Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813

Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813

by Michael V. Leggiere


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ISBN-13: 9781107439757
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/13/2018
Series: Cambridge Military Histories
Pages: 901
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.77(d)

About the Author

Dr Michael V. Leggiere earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1997 after completing work at FSU's Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution. His first book, Napoleon and Berlin: The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 (2002) inaugurated that Press's 'Campaigns and Commanders' series and won the La Société Napoléonienne Internationale 2002 Literary Award. His article, 'From Berlin to Leipzig: Napoleon's Gamble in North Germany, 1813', which appeared in the January 2003 volume of the Journal of Military History, won the Society for Military History's 2004 Moncado Prize for excellence in military history. Dr Leggiere's second book, The Fall of Napoleon: The Allied Invasion of France, 1813-1814 (Cambridge, 2007) won the La Société Napoléonienne Internationale 2008 Literary Award. Dr Leggiere's third book, Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon, was published in February 2014. Dr Leggiere has conducted extensive archival research in Paris, Vienna, and Berlin in 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2009, and topographic research in Germany, France, and Poland in 1998, 2002 and 2013. Dr Leggiere is an active member of the Society for Military History, serving on the Board of Directors of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era. In 2005 he received La Société Napoléonienne Internationale Legion of Merit Award for Outstanding Contributions to Napoleonic Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Trachenberg and Reichenbach; 2. The Silesian army; 3. 'The infamous conduct of the Prussians'; 4. Löwenberg; 5. Goldberg; 6. The Katzbach; 7. Blücher's hare hunt; 8. 'Nothing more remains than to have them shot dead'; 9. Lusatia; 10. The Middle Elbe; 11. The Mulde; 12. Hide and seek; 13. Opening round; 14. 'A battle of the most obstinate and sanguinary class'; 15. The battle of Leipzig; 16. Race to the Rhine; Assessment; Bibliography; Index.

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