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  • The Sistahood of Shopaholicsby Leslie Esdaile; Monica Jackson; Reon Laudat; Niqui Stanhope

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Leslie Esdaile is the award-winning author of ten novels and also writes the Vampire Huntress Legend novels under the name L.A. Banks. She lives in Philadelphia. Reon Laudat is the author of four novels, including What a Girl Wants . She lives in Detroit. Monica Jackson is the award-winning author of nine novels, including Too Hot to Handle... more...

  • The French Wars 1792-1815by Charles Esdaile

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    A highly original and critical introduction to the revolutionary and napoleonic conflicts. It illuminates the less well-known areas of the subject, such as the changing atttitude of the French people towards Napoleon, as well as providing a balanced account of the campaigns of Wellington and Napoleon. Based on current historiography, this book discusses... more...

  • Napoleon's Warsby Charles Esdaile

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    - The Economist "A joy to read . . . Attractive, well written and, on occasion, pleasantly idiosyncratic . . . A splendid book." - Literary Review "Deft, authoritative, often strikingly counterintuitive, this is the definitive word on the subject." - Telegraph (UK), Books of the Year]]> more...

  • The Peninsular Warby Charles Esdaile

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 31.98

    For centuries Spain had been the most feared and predatory power in Europe - it had the largest empire and one of the world's great navies to defend it. Nothing could have prepared the Spanish for the devastating implosion of 1805-14. Trafalgar destroyed its navy and the country degenerated into a brutalized shambles with French and British armies... more...

  • Napoleon's Warsby Charles Esdaile

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 27.18

    No other soldier has provoked as much anger or as much fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military adventure ? or was he a social and political visionary, brought down by petty reactionaries clinging to their privileges? Charles Esdaile?s major new work reframes our understanding of Napoleon.... more...

  • Peninsular Eyewitnessesby Charles Esdaile

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 12.99

    Many books have been written about the British struggle against Napoleon in the Peninsula. A few recent studies have given a broader view of the ebb and flow of a long war that had a shattering impact on Spain and Portugal and marked the history of all the nations involved. But none of these books has concentrated on how these momentous events were... more...

  • The Peninsular Warby Charles Esdaile

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    At the end of the 18th century Spain remained one of the world's most powerful empires. Portugal, too, was prosperous at the time. By 1808, everything had changed. Portugal was under occupation and ravaged by famine, disease, economic problems and political instability. Spain had imploded and worse was to come. For the next six years, the peninsula... more...

  • Popular Resistance in the French Warsby Dr Charles Esdaile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 128.00

    In the Napoleonic period warfare ceased to be a matter for armies alone, but also became an affair of the people. So, at least, runs the usual claim. In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against the French armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word 'guerrilla',... more...

  • The Pillow Bookby Sei Shonagon; Meredith McKinney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    A new translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the TALE OF GENJI, this is one of the major Japanese Classics. more...

  • Wars of Napoleon,Theby Charles J. Esdaile

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    A survey of the Napoleonic Wars. The central theme is the scale of French military power and its impact on other European states from Portugal to Russia and from Scandinavia to Sicily. more...