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Here, in one volume, is the essence of Napoleon's knowledge and wisdom, the fruit of his practical experience and his study of the great empire-builders from Alexander to Frederick the Great. David G. Chandler has updated the best among previous editions of Napoleon's maxims: the work produced in 1901 by William E. Cairnes, who selected the most insightful and authentic of the maxims and annotated each of them. In the process Cairnes considered the great captains who had influenced Napoleon's thinking as well as the impact of his teachings on the conduct of war since his death. In addition to his penetrating introduction, Chandler has contributed further commentaries that examine Napoleon's work from the 20th-century perspective of the two world wars, Vietnam, the Falklands, and other conflicts, and analyzes the ways in which commanders have observed or failed to observe Napoleon's teachings. Now every military student and enthusiast can benefit from the brilliance of Napoleonic insight and wisdom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306806186
ISBN-10: 0306806185
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David G. Chandler

David G. Chandler, the doyen of modern Napoleanic historians, is the Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the author of many books, including Napolean's Marshals, The Campaigns of Napolean, and Dictionary of the Napoleanic Wars.

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