Campaigns of Napoleon : The Mind and Method of History's Greatest Soldier

Campaigns of Napoleon : The Mind and Method of History's Greatest Soldier

Description

"The Campaigns of Napoleon" is an exhaustive analysis and critique of Napoleon's art of war as he himself developed and perfected it in the major military campaigns of his career. Napoleon disavowed any suggestion that he worked from formula ("Je n'ai jamais eu un plan d'operations), but military historian David Chandler demonstrates this was at best only a half-truth. To be sure, every operation Napoleon conducted contained unique improvisatory features. But there were from the first to the last certain basic principles of strategic maneuver and battlefield planning that he almost invariably put into practice. To clarify these underlying methods, as well as the style of Napoleon's fabulous intellect, Mr. Chandler examines in detail each campaign mounted and personally conducted by Napoleon, analyzing the strategies employed, revealing wherever possible the probable sources of his subject's military ideas.


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Details

Author(s)
David Chandler
Format
Hardback | 1216 pages
Dimensions
175 x 245 x 60.71mm | 1,798g
Publication date
01 Mar 1973
Publisher
Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)
Imprint
Prentice Hall & IBD
Publication City/Country
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0025236601
ISBN13
9780025236608
Bestsellers rank
451,717