The War of Wars
The Epic Struggle Between Britain and France, 1789-1815
By (author) Robert Harvey
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War of Wars by Robert Harvey
Book DescriptionAt the turn of the 18th century the greatest nations in Europe offered history two distinct ideals that would shape the new century: England was a democratic, constitutional monarchy; while France had suffered the cataclysm of Revolution that ripped the absolute king from the throne and replaced him with the mob. Out of this maelstrom emerged a military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, commander of the revolutionary army, who would conquer Italy and Egypt before returning to Paris to proclaim himself emperor. As Napoleon gained power in France, the world stood on the brink of total war. By 1805 the general was making plans to cross the channel and invade England. The subsequent drama reaches from the frozen plains surrounding Moscow to the Caribbean waters, from the debating chamber of the Parliament to the muddy fields of Waterloo. The Great French Wars (17931815) can truly be called the first global war; it was also the first conflict driven by industrial might. As Napoleon's revolutionary guard ravaged Europe, men like the Duke of Wellington, Horatio Nelson, as well as their allies, Duke Charles of Hapsburg and Gebhard von Blucher stopped his complete domination of the continent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780786720286
(229mm x 153mm x 62mm)
Imprint: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Harvey
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A work in comparative literature and philosophy that offers a fresh and important way of thinking the ethical capacity of human subjectivity. It posits a universal ethics based neither on rational mental structures nor on moral principles, but on the extra-rational powers of the imagination.
War of Wars, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Robert Harvey
Drawing together the politics, personalities, battles and diplomacy of this tumultuous era, Robert Harvey brilliantly recreates the story of the greatest conflict that stretches from the first blaze of revolution in Paris in 1789 to final victory on the muddy fields of Waterloo.
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Author Biography - Robert Harvey
Robert Harvey is a former member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, was assistant editor of The Economist, and foreign affairs leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. His books include, Liberators: South America's Savage War of Freedomand A Few Bloody Noses: The American Revolutionary Wars. He lives in Powys, Wales.
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