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- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 16.99
Thirteen fascinating diverse case studies offer a unique and human take on military history and the figure of the military scapegoat Beginning with defining the scapegoat and examining the conditions needed to qualify, this book then shares a history that is full of tales of those who have been wrongly castigated in the rush to find a culprit;... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
In 1805 at the end of November, Napoleon decided to launch one more plan to lure the Austrians and Russians into battle, by appearing to order his forces to retreat and letting it be known that he did not want to face his enemies on the field. Eventually, the Allies fell for his plan and decided to attack what they saw as a weakening force, just outside... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 9.20
Hauptbeschreibung Von der Erfindung des Buchdrucks und der Entdeckung Amerikas schlägt Thomas Maissen den Bogen bis zur Industriellen und Französischen Revolution. In jeweils wechselnden Perspektiven erläutert er die entscheidenden Entwicklungen wie Humanismus, Reformation, das spanische Weltreich Karls V. und Philipps II., den Dreißigjährigen Krieg... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
The volume explores how the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars were experienced, perceived and narrated by contemporaries in Britain and Ireland, drawing on an extensive range of personal testimonies by soldiers, sailors and civilians to shed new light on the social and cultural history of the period and the history of warfare more broadly. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
Irish Brigades Abroad examines the complete history of the Irish regiments in France, Spain, Austria and beyond. Covering the period from King James II's reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1685, until the disbandment of the Irish Brigades in France and Spain, this book looks at the origins, formation, recruitment and the... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00
In 1814 the five reigning dynasties of Europe, Alexander I of Russia and ministers such Metternich and Talleyrand, descended upon Vienna. The Vienna Congress marked one of the great turning points in diplomatic history; the first attempt to create an ?international order? to secure peace for the nineteenth century. The blueprint for modern-day global... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95
In Napoleon III and the Second Empire , Roger D. Price considers the mid-century crisis which provided Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte with the opportunity to gain elective office as President. The author outlines the objectives of Napoleon III and provides: * A historiographical review of the ruler and his regime * Details of changing historical attitudes... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95
This highly detailed study provides a clear account of how the British Army was organised, who commanded it, and how it functioned in the field during the Peninsular War. Focusing principally on infantry, cavalry and artillery, including foreign units in British pay, it provides a detailed and comprehensive order of battle. Doctrine, training, tactics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
In 1800 the British Army was the laughing-stock of Europe. A year later, after forty years of failure, its honour and reputation had been redeemed. British Victory in Egypt, 1801 recounts and analyses the story of the expeditionary force that ejected Bonaparte's crack troops from Egypt. Piers Mackesy shows how the future of the British Empire depended... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 20.49
Written almost a century after the events they describe, Lewis Butler's two volumes on Wellington's Peninsula War campaigns have rightly been judged a classic of military history. The story of how the Iron Duke turned disaster into triumph, and defeat into a final victory, has surely never been told with more authority.Butler's first volume... more...