He inherited the armies of the French Revolution that had overthrown a monarchy--and used them to conquer a continent on a scale never seen before. Napoleon developed what was perhaps the world's first "superpower," setting a pattern that would come to fruition in the twentieth century. From descriptions of Bonaparte's rise; through the years of the Second Coalition and the Grande Armee; to the heights of victory and the depths of defeat at Waterloo, a fascinating portrait emerges of a man and his methods. 224 pages, 70 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10 3/8.… (more)
THE NAPOLEONIC WARS IN THE HISTORY OF WARFARE This book forms part of a multi-volume series on the history of warfare from the fourth millenium BC to the present.
Perhaps, yet despite enormous changes in technology, many campaigns and battles since 1815 have been fought on the Napoleonic pattern, and Napoleon's campaigns continue to form part of the curriculum at advanced military schools throughout the world.