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- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
All descriptions of the end of the Battle of Waterloo are incorrect, confused by the myth which Wellington promulgated, giving himself the credit for ordering the winning blow. At long last the truth has been teased out of the maze of evidence, revealing a tale, which - without the compelling evidence - would be nearly unbelievable. By analysing eyewitness... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
Following France?s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870?71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country?s population was not keeping pace with that of its European neighbors. To regain its standing in the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
There are 165 years between Jöns Jacob Berzelius' and Carl Gustaf Bernhard's excursions through the Massif Central in France. In spite of their circumstantial differences, the similarities between the two men of letters is striking. While Berzelius is renowned as one of the founders of modern chemistry and mineralogy, the bulk of Bernhard's achievement... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95
Napoleon III and Europe investigates, outside the field of France's own political development, those positive changes in the organization of Europe and the world which Napoleon III effected. It examines Napoleon III's attitude towards the so-called nationality principle with regards to the Balkans, and the attention he gave to the fate of the Christian... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86
The Scum of the Earth follows the men Wellington called just that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself, and explores some of the myths on the way; such as that the defeat of Napoleon ended the threat of revolution spreading through France. did the victorious soldiers return to a land fit for heroes? They did not. In 1819,... more...
- C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.46
Am 18. Juni 1815 wurde die Schlacht bei Waterloo (oder La Belle-Alliance) geschlagen. Dort beendeten Wellington, Blücher und Gneisenau mit ihren englischen und preußischen Truppen die Herrschaft der Hundert Tage, die Napoleon I., aus dem Exil zurückgekehrt, noch einmal hatte errichten können. Marian Füssel erläutert die historischen Voraussetzungen... more...
- C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 28.00
Kaiser Karl V. hat ihn als Retter des Reiches gepriesen ? Georg Truchsess Freiherr zu Waldburg. Als Oberster Feldhauptmann eines Fürstenheeres hat er den größten Aufstand niedergeworfen, den Europa vor der Französischen Revolution erlebt hat. Peter Blickle entwirft in seiner fulminanten Geschichte des Bauernjörg ein dramatisches Panorama des Bauernkriegs.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00
2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the famous Waterloo campaign, sparking a renewed interest in Napoleon's prowess as a military leader and acumen as a strategist. This in-depth analysis scrutinizes the complex campaigns and strategies of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, looking at how military genius?referred to in the book as "operational... 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...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 134.99
Drawing on newspapers, archival sources, and memoirs, Spectacular Politics shows how, as President of the Second Republic and then as Emperor Napoleon III, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte used public speech and spectacle to dazzle and seduce the French population, helping to pioneer the modern techniques of image politics and the manipulation of a mass... more...