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- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.78
?It?s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it?s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable, well-researched book; I didn?t want to reach the end? Edwina Currie, New Statesman Books of the Year One of the most potent icons of female sexuality,... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99
Like the authors previous book, The British Army Against Napoleon, Charging Against Wellington draws heavily on primary sources, manuals, memoirs, and regimental histories to bring to life the officers and men of the regiments that fought.The book is divided into three sections. The first contains biographies of 80 generals who led the French... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 24.99
Soon after the start of the Great War, work hastily began on a series of hutted camps in Wiltshire for more than 100,000 men, and during the course of the war it became home to troops from Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as Britain. With soldiers forming a third of the population the effect on the businesses, farms, and indeed the morals... more...
- University of Wales Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Two gripping travel narratives from a turbulent historical period: the father a witness to the outbreak of the French Revolution; the son, two decades later, an adventurous pioneer in the American far west. more...
- Frontline Books 2013; US$ 8.99
A first-hand account of several engagements in the Peninsula after the advance from the Lines of Torres Vedras and pursuit of MassÚna, and including the first siege of Badajoz, edited from the original manuscript and with an explanatory commentary and notes by an experienced author well acquainted with both the period and the scenes of action. Fills... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
'I return to Paris in five days. Stop washing.' So wrote Napoleon to Josephine in an age when body odour was considered an aphrodisiac. In stark contrast, the Romans used to bath for hours each day. Ashenburg's investigation of history's ambivalence towards personal hygiene takes her through plague-ridden streets, hospitals and battlefields. From... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 14.99
1813 was a critical year in the world war that ended with the downfall of Napoleon. In a series of major battles, the converging armies of the Sixth Coalition drove the French forces back. This was the year in which the balance of power tipped decisively against Napoleons First Empire, and that is why Jonathon Rileys highly readable and... more...
- Frontline Books 2010; US$ 12.99
I never saw any regiment in such order, said Wellington before the Battle of Waterloo, it was the most complete and handsome military body I ever looked at. The object of the Duke's admiration was the 23rd Regiment of Foot - the famous Royal Welch Fusiliers - and this is their story during the tumultuous and bloody period... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99
Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... more...