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- The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24
As night fell in Picardy on Thursday 24 October 1415, Henry V and his English troops, worn down by their long march after the taking of Harfleur and diminished by the dysentery they had suffered there, can little have dreamt that the battle of the next day would give them one of the most complete victories ever won. Anne Curry's startling new history... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature of Madame Necker?s life ? her debilitating, decades-long psychic and somatic suffering and subsequent curious death. more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36
Who exactly are the ?intellectuals?? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals , the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term ?intellectuals? first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, and the neologism... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57
I saw the field of battle... It still exhibits a most striking picture of desolation all the neighbouring houses being broken down by cannon-shot and shells. There was one sweet little chateau in particular called Hougomont which was the object of several desperate assaults and was at length burned to the ground... There was an immense carnage on... more...
- Birlinn 2015; US$ 8.74
The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was a turning point in European history. The British and their allies led by the Duke of Wellington faced the massed forces of Napoleon. It was the French emperor's last throw of the dice after escaping from exile on Elba. One of the most iconic incidents of the battle which followed was the charge of the Scots Greys,... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 1.44
In the space of less than twenty years, Napoleon turned Europe upside down. Rising from obscure origins to supreme power by a mixture of luck, audacity and military genius, he was able to harness the energies released by the French Revolution to resolve the internal problems which is had created, before turning his restless ambition to remodelling... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 3.33
On 14 July 1789 thousands of Parisians seized the Bastille fortress in Paris. This was the most famous episode of the Revolution of 1789, when huge numbers of French people across the kingdom successfully rebelled against absolute monarchy and the privileges of the nobility. But the subsequent struggle over what social and political system should replace... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99
The role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsular War has long been neglected and often misunderstood, and Mark Thompson's history is the first full account of their work and of the contribution they made throughout the conflict. He draws on his unrivalled collection of the engineers' letters and diaries in order to tell, in vivid detail, the... more...
- Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99
This is the most detailed account of the 2nd Division at Waterloo ever published. It is based on the papers of its commander Sir Henry Clinton and it reveals for the first time the previously unrecognised vital role this division made in the defeat of Napoleon. They Swept the Field Clear explains how the division was placed ahead of the... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95
The court of Napoleon I, in its grandeur and extravagance, surpassed even that of that the Sun King. Napoleon?s palaces at Saint-Cloud and the Tuileries were the centres of his power, the dazzling reflection of the greatest empire in modern European history.Napoleon's military conquests changed the world and dominate most portraits of him, but it was... more...