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- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99
The Napoleonic Wars was truly a world-wide conflict and Britain found itself engaged in battles, sieges and amphibious operations around the globe. Following every battle the commanding officer submitted a report back to the Admiralty or the War Office. Presented here together for the first time are those original despatches from some forty generals,... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
"With a glint in his eye, Rob turns and asks me if I want to touch his furry puma. We are only hours into the trip and things have already taken a sinister turn. Thankfully, it turns out he is referring to the little embossed logo on his new shirt. "Fuelled by a degree of midlife crisis and the need to escape from routine, armed... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Combining military and cultural history, the book explores British soldiers' travels and cross-cultural encounters in Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814. It is the story of how soldiers interacted with the local environment and culture, of their attitudes and behaviour towards the inhabitants, and how they wrote about all this in letters and memoirs. more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 43.40
Der Kampf gegen Napoleon und die Idee der deutschen Nation Ahnungslos kehrte Johann Philipp Palm im August 1806 von einer Geschäftsreise zurück. Wenig später wurde der Buchhändler standrechtlich erschossen. Ein Pamphlet, das gegen Napoleon zu den Waffen rief, war ihm zum Verhängnis geworden. Erst Jahre später, 1813, wurde der Usurpator in der Völkerschlacht... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 9.70
Hauptbeschreibung "Der Liebe für schöne Frauen war mein Leben gewidmet." (Heinrich Heine, Memoiren) Eine hohle Phrase eines romantischen Dichters? Mitnichten! Welch hohen Stellenwert die Liebe in Heines Leben hatte, zeigt ein akzentuierter Blick auf dessen lyrisches Gesamtwerk. Ob eine romantische Kurzbekanntschaft oder jahrelange Liaison, platonische... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an exploration of national obsessions and attitudes. It considers the tendency to revolution and war, the preoccupation with the idea of a New Order... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
?Europe is a molehill?.? Everything here is worn out?tiny Europe has not enough to offer. We must set off for the Orient; that is where all the greatest glory is to be achieved.? ?Napoleon Napoleon?s invasion of Egypt was the first Western attack in modern times on a Middle Eastern country. In this remarkably rich and eminently readable historical... more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 32.50
For this book R. R. Palmer has translated selections from the abundant writings of the versatile French political figure and writer Marc-Antoine Jullien, weaving them together with his own extensive commentary into an absorbing narrative of Jullien's life and times. Jullien's hopes and fears for the "progress of humanity" were typical of many of the... more...