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Napoleon's Wars By Charles J. Esdaile

Napoleon's Wars
by Charles J. Esdaile

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Describing Napoleon's greed for military glory, this book explains what made the countries of Europe fight each other with such devastating results. It takes a look at its side-effects; the consequence of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon - which resulted in the extinction of entire countries.
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Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815 by Charles J. Esdaile

No other soldier has provoked as much argument as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was Napoleon a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory - or was he a social and political visionary brought down by the petty, reactionary kings and emperors, clinging to their privileges? Napoleon's Wars is a book which has no doubt about Napoleon's insatiable greed for military glory, but it is interested in far more than that. Charles Esdaile is profoundly interested in a pan-European context: what was it that made the countries of Europe fight each other, for so long and with such devastating results. The battles themselves he sees as almost side-effects; the consequence of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon - risks which resulted in the extinction of entire countries. This is history on the grandest and most ambitious scale: a superb reassessment of a tumultuous era.

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About Charles J. Esdaile


Charles Esdaile is Professor in History at the University of Liverpool. His The Peninsular War was acclaimed by many reviewers including Andrew Roberts and Bernard Cornwell.

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GOR003235672
Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815 by Charles J. Esdaile
Charles J. Esdaile
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-10-25
656
071399715X
9780713997156
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