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Description - Napoleon's Wars by Charles J. Esdaile

No other soldier has provoked as much anger and fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a conqueror or a liberator? An aggressor or a victim? A sinner or a saint? Charles Esdaile's compelling history reframes our understanding of this titanic figure, going beyond the legend that Napoleon himself helped create to form a new, genuinely international context for his military career From Spain to Russia the Balkans to Scandinavia Poland to Turkey, Napoleon's Wars looks anew at the conflicts that lasted twelve years and claimed nearly two million lives, and at the ruinous quest for glory that lay behind them. 'His masterly account of the Napoleonic wars ... makes the familiar story fresh' Economist. Books of the Year

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141014203
ISBN-10: 0141014202
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles J. Esdaile

Charles Esdaile is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of The Wars of Napoleon, The French Wars, 1792-1815, The Spanish Army in the Peninsular War, The Duke of Wellington and the Command of the Spanish Army, 1812-14 and Spain in the Liberal Age, 1808-1939. Married with four young children, he lives near Formby.

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