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1812: Napoleon's fatal march on Moscow (2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007123744, Paperback)Adam Zamoyski's bestselling account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and his catastrophic retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on European history. In 1812 the most powerful man in the world assembled the largest army in history and marched on Moscow with the intention of consolidating his dominion. But within months, Napoleon's invasion of Russia - history's first example of total war - had turned into an epic military disaster. Over 400,000 French and Allied troops perished and Napoleon was forced to retreat. Adam Zamoyski's masterful work draws on the harrowing first-hand accounts of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. The result takes the reader beyond the invasion of Russia to present both a poignant tale of the individual foot soldier and a sweeping history of a turbulent time.
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Aimed at a wide popular market and those interested in Napoleon and military and European history, this is an epic account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and subsequent retreat from Moscow, which had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history.
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