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  • The Scum of the Earthby Colin Brown

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    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...

  • Waterloo 1815by Marian Füssel

    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...

  • Der Bauernjörgby Peter Blickle

    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.Erstmals... more...

  • Scotland Forever!by Iain Gale

    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...

  • Napoleonic Warfare: The Operational Art of the Great Campaignsby John Kuehn

    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...

  • Scotland's Waterlooby Owen Dudley Edwards

    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 this... more...

  • Napoleon III and the Second Empireby Roger D. Price

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • Spectacular Politicsby Matthew N Truesdell

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    This study examines Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's use of public spectacle to dazzle the French population after the inception of universal male suffrage in 1848. Drawing on newspapers, archival sources and memoirs, Truesdell argues that Louis-Napoleon pioneered the manipulation of a mass electorate. more...

  • Our Young Soldierby Mary Beacock Fryer

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 16.99

    Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. more...

  • Keeping Afloatby John Liley

    Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 13.11

    Keeping Afloat is a light-hearted tale of John Liley's exploits on the canals of France. John was working for a boating magazine when he was overcome with a dream of owning and operating a hotel-barge in France. Now, thirty years on, he tells of his often hilarious misadventures in the early days of setting up a business that would keep afloat. Characters... more...