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  • 1809 Thunder On The Danubeby Jack Gill

    Frontline Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    In this third volume John H. Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the 1809 war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. This final volume begins with the principal armies of both antagonists recuperating on the Danube’s banks. As they prepared for the next encounter, important actions were taking place in distant theaters of... more...

  • 1812by Paul Britten Austen

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    More than a third of a million men set out on that midsummer day of 1812: none can have imagined the terrors and hardships to come. They would be lured all the way to Moscow without having achieved the decisive battle Napoleon sought; and by the time they reached the city their numbers would already have dwindled by more than a third. One of the greatest... more...

  • 1812by Paul Britten Austen

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    1812: The Great Retreat - the third and final volume in Austin’s magisterial trilogy - concludes the story of one of history’s most disastrous campaigns. The author's previous books brought the Grand Army to the head-on battle at Malo-Jaroslavetz after withdrawing sixty miles from the burnt down capital, and for the first time in his... more...

  • 1812by Paul Britten Austen

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 9.99

    At the gates of Moscow, Napoleon's Grand Army prepares to enter in triumphal procession. But what it finds is a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incendiary fuses hidden throughout the empty buildings of Moscow set the city alight. For three days Moscow burned, while looters dodged the fires to... more...

  • 1813by Jonathon Riley

    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 Napoleon’s First Empire, and that is why Jonathon Riley’s highly readable and... more...

  • Albuera 1811by Guy Dempsey; Donald Graves

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    On 16 May 1811, the small town of Albuera was the setting for one of the Peninsular War’s most bloody and desperate battles. A combined Spanish, British and Portuguese force of more than 30,000 men, under the command of Lord Beresford, stubbornly blocked the march of the French Field Marshal Soult, who was trying to reach the fortress of Badajoz,... more...

  • The Amiens Truce: Britain and Bonaparte 1801 - 1803by John D. Grainger

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    A study of the hardening of British public opinion against Bonaparte and an examination of the events that caused it. more...

  • The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrenceby William Lawrence; George Nugent Bankes

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49

    "I was so weak myself that I could scarcely walk, so I crawled on my hands and knees till I got out of the reach of the enemy’s musketry. After proceeding for some way I fell in with Lord Wellington and his staff, who seeing me wounded, asked me which regiment I belonged to. I told them the Fortieth, and that I hads been one of the forlorn... more...

  • Avignon Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • The Battleby Alessandro Barbero

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    At Waterloo, some 70,000 men under Napoleon and an equal number under Wellington faced one another in a titanic battle. Alessandro Barbero's majestic account combines British and French histories to give voice to all nationions involved. The Battle is a masterpiece of military history.At Waterloo, some 70,000 men under Napoleon and an equal number... more...