The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army

The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army

by Stephan Talty

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The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army by Stephan Talty

In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307394057
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 831,624
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

STEPHAN TALTY is a widely published journalist who has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, Time Out New York, Details, and many other publications. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Blue Water and Mulatto America: At the Crossroads of Black and White Culture.


Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae: Command Structures and Coalitions xiv

Introduction: Old Bones 3

1 Incarnate 7

2 A Portable Metropolis 21

3 Drumbeat 35

4 Crossing 46

5 Pursuit 58

6 Smolensk 70

7 The Sound of Flames 80

8 Smoke 100

9 At Borodino 110

10 Clash 130

11 The Hospital 157

12 The Last City 172

13 Decision 192

14 Two Roads 205

15 Graveyard Trees 225

Epilogue: Rendezvous in Germany 253

Author's Note: The Doorway of the Hospital at Tunis 267

Glossary 277

Notes 279

Sources 297

Acknowledgments 303

Index 305

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The Illustrious Dead 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
anthonyj More than 1 year ago
a very unique and interesting account of napoleans failed conquest of russia in 1812.the depictions of an army in the midst of both battle and typhus and the impact on each was well presented and surprisingly entertaining
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