Swords Around a Throne
Napoleon's Grande Armee
By (author) John R. Elting
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Swords Around a Throne by John R. Elting
Book DescriptionThis authoritative, comprehensive, and enthralling book describes and analyzes Napoleon's most powerful weapon--the Grande Armee which at its peak numbered over a million soldiers. Elting examines every facet of this incredibly complex human machine: its organization, command system, logistics, weapons, tactics, discipline, recreation, mobile hospitals, camp followers, and more. From the army's formation out of the turmoil of Revolutionary France through its swift conquests of vast territories across Europe to its legendary death at Waterloo, this book uses excerpts from soldiers' letters, eyewitness accounts, and numerous firsthand details to place the reader in the boots of Napoleon's conscripts and generals. In Elting's masterful hands the experience is truly unforgettable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306807572
(229mm x 152mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John R. Elting
War of 1812, Paperback (September 1999)
This unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812.
Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars, Hardback (February 1999)
A detailed and comprehensive overview of the battles and campaigns of Napoleon between 1796 and 1815, this book includes 169 color maps to illustrate each campaign and battle where Napoleon was in command.
Amateurs, to Arms!, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by John R. Elting
"Begun in ignorance of the military reality, the War of 1812 was fought catch-as-catch-can with raw troops, incompetent officers, and appallingly inadequate logistics. The odds against the American fig"
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Author Biography - John R. Elting
Colonel John R. Elting has edited and written numerous books on military history, including Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of the War of 1812 and A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars.
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