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

T-34: The Red Army’s Legendary Medium Tank

Title: T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones Genre: Military History Publisher: Pen and Sword Military Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 160 This book is a good, quick read about the T-34--its design, manufacturer, evolution, variants (SUs, etc.) use in combat, etc, with plenty of good pictures. At least for the

The Red Army and the Second World War

Title: The Red Army and the Second World War Series: Armies of the Second World War Author: Alexander Hill Genre: Military History Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 754 This book has been out for a few months now, so I'm surprised that there are no reviews yet...I just finished reading

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

Iron Cross Brigade – The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244

Title: Iron Cross Brigade - The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244 Author: Werner Gösel (Author),‎ Christian Bauermeister (Editor),‎ Jason Mark (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Leaping Horseman Books Release Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 492 This is another excellent book from Leaping Horseman Books. This review is not a "verified purchase" because I

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

The Fall of Berlin 1945

Title: The Fall of Berlin 1945 Author: Antony Beevor Genre: Military History Publisher: Viking Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 490 This is a very good, readable book about the fall of Berlin, with lots of personal anecdotes but also a decent description of the military maneuvers. Potential readers should be aware of a couple

Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945

Title: Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945 Author: Christopher Duffy Genre: Military History Publisher: Booksales Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 403 The first 2/3 of this book is very good--a good description of the fighting in East Prussia, Pomerania, Silesia, etc. from January-May 1945. The text focuses on Zhukov's

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Title: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Author: Max Hastings Genre: Military History Publisher: Knopf Release Date: 2004 Format: Hardcover Pages: 640 I probably can't add much to the existing 200 reviews for this book, but did want to add a high rating. The author does a good job covering all of the relevant sides

The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945

Title: The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 Author: Ian Kershaw Genre: General History Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2011 Format: Kindle Pages: 596 After reading a few other books about the end of WWII in Europe, I was looking forward to this author's exploration of what made Germany and its people