An International History, 1803-1815
By (author) Charles J. Esdaile
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Napoleon's Wars by Charles J. Esdaile
Book DescriptionNo other soldier has provoked as much anger or as much fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military adventure - or was he a social and political visionary, brought down by petty reactionaries clinging to their privileges? Charles Esdaile's major new work reframes our understanding of Napoleon. "Napoleon's Wars" looks beyond the insatiable greed for glory to create a new, genuinely international context for Napoleon's career. The battles themselves Esdaile sees as almost side-effects, the consequences of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon - risks that could result in the extinction of entire countries and regimes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141014203
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles J. Esdaile
Napoleon, France and Waterloo, Hardback (November 2016)
A thought-provoking study of a neglected aspect of one of the decisive episodes in French and European history.
Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814, Hardback (December 2014)
For a full month in the autumn of 1812 the 2,000-strong garrison of the fortress the French had constructed to overawe the city of Burgos defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure.
Peninsular Eyewitnesses, Hardback (September 2008)
The author brings together a selection of accounts of every aspect of the war to create a panoramic yet minutely detailed picture of those years of turmoil. The story is told through memoirs, letters and eyewitness testimony.
Fighting Napoleon, Hardback (March 2004)» View all books by Charles J. Esdaile
Delving deeply into previously untapped archival resources, Charles Esdaile arrives at a new view of the Spanish guerrillas. Tracking down the bandit armies and assessing their contributions, Esdaile offers important insights into the famous 'little war' and the motives of those who fought it.
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Author Biography - Charles J. Esdaile
Charles Esdaile is Professor of 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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