Category: Napoleonic

Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14

Title: Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14 Author: R F Delderfield Genre: Military History Publisher: Endeavour Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 300 I was looking a good book on the aftermath of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign, and this was one of the few books available. Better yet, the kindle version was only

War and Peace

Title: War and Peace Author: Leo Tolstoy Genre: Fiction Publisher: OUP Oxford Release Date: 2010 Format: Kindle Pages: 1390 I won't really review the plot here--what can I say about a classic like "War and Peace"? Easily five stars... I did want to say a few words about this translation, however, especially the Kindle version--it

West Point Atlas for the Wars of Napoleon

Title: West Point Atlas for the Wars of Napoleon Series: The West Point Military History Series Author: Thomas E. Griess (Series Editor) Genre: Military Reference Publisher: West Point Military Series Release Date: 2003 Format: Spiral-bound Pages: 148 I just got this atlas and wanted to leave a few words. Overall, this is a very good

Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics

Title: Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics Author: Philip Haythornthwaite (Author),‎ Adam Hook (Illustrator) Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 64 This is an interesting little book on the basics of cavalry tactics during the Napoleonic wars. Reders who are very familiar with Napoleonic warfare might not find much

Napoleon’s Wars: An International History

Title: Napoleon's Wars: An International History Author: Charles Esdaile Genre: General History Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2009 Format: Kindle Pages: 654 I wanted to leave a review of this rather good diplomatic history of the Napoleonic period. I thought that the book was well-written, informative, and probably worthwhile reading for anyone interested in this

Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations

Title: Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations Series: Osprey Campaign Series Author: Peter Hofschröer Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 96 This review pertains to the Kindle version, although only my comments about the maps are Kindle-specific. First, this is the first Osprey campaign book about the Napoleonic

Napoleon: A Life

Title: Napoleon: A Life Author: Andrew Roberts Genre: Military History Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 846 I can't really add much to the 381 (as of the time of this review) other reviews, but did want to add my five star rating for this excellent book. While I've read a few

Memoirs of a Polish Lancer: The Pamietniki of Dezydery Chlapowski

Title: MEMOIRS OF A POLISH LANCER: The Pamietniki of Dezydery Chlapowski Series: Ancient Empires Series Author: Tim Simmons (translator) Genre: Memoir Publisher: Emperor's Press Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 158 This is an excellent book, although rather brief (153pp). The book is interesting in that: 1) More than most Napoleonic memoirs, the author describes

The Iron Marshall: A Biography of Louis N. Davout

Title: The Iron Marshall: A Biography of Louis N. Davout Author: Professor John G. Gallaher B.A. M.A. Ph.D. Genre: Military History Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press Release Date: 1976 Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 This is a well-written history and deserves a five-star rating. While the author clearly admires Davout, he contributes clear and objective discussion