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By Owen Connelly

ISBN-10: 0742553175

ISBN-13: 9780742553170

ISBN-10: 0742553183

ISBN-13: 9780742553187

Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and clarity, this ebook has lengthy been the best of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an up-to-date and revised version, it truly is detailed in its portrayal of 1 of the world's nice generals as a scrambler who by no means had a plan, strategic or tactical, that didn't holiday down or switch of necessity within the box. exceptional historian Owen Connelly argues that Napoleon was once the grasp of the damaged play, so convinced of his skill to improvise, disguise his personal error, and capitalize on these of the enemy that he many times plunged his armies into doubtful, doubtless determined occasions, in basic terms to emerge positive as he "blundered" to glory.

Beginning with a comic strip of Napoleon's formative years, the ebook progresses to his command of artillery at Toulon and the "whiff of grapeshot" in Paris that netted him regulate of the military of Italy, the place his amazing functionality catapulted him to popularity. the writer vividly lines Napoleon's campaigns as a common of the French Revolution and emperor of the French, knowledgeably examining each one battle's successes and screw ups. the writer depicts Napoleon's "art of conflict" as a process of attractive the enemy, watching for him to screw up, improvising a plan at the spot-and successful. faraway from detracting from Bonaparte's popularity, his error relatively made him a very good common, a "natural" who relied on his instinct and skill to learn battlefields and his enemy to win. Exploring this overlooked element of Napoleon's battlefield genius, Connelly while bargains stirring and entire bills of all of the Napoleonic campaigns.

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