1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow

1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow
Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2012-11-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 0007381069


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Adam Zamoyski’s bestselling account of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and his catastrophic retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on European history.

1812

1812
Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher:
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2004
Genre: France
ISBN: 9780007184897


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An epic account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and subsequent retreat from Moscow, which had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history.

1812

1812
Author: Paul Britten Austen
Publisher: Frontline Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2012-12-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 184832703X


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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 plunder and pillage. And so begins 1812: Napoleon in Moscow, Paul Britten Austin's atmospheric second volume in his acclaimed trilogy on Napoleon’s catastrophic invasion of Russia. After the fires died down the army settled in the ruins of Moscow; for five weeks Napoleon waited at the Kremlin, expecting his 'brother the Tsar' in St Petersburg to capitulate and make peace, while in fact the Russian Army was gathering its strength. At the same time Murat's cavalry, the advance guard, was encamped in dreadful conditions three days' march away at Winkowo, where it was being starved to death. When Napoleon eventually realized the futility of his plans and prepared to leave Moscow, his advance guard was surprised by a Russian attack. The most astounding exodus in modern times ensued. 1812: Napoleon in Moscow follows on from the brilliant 1812: The March on Moscow, which took Napoleon's army across Europe to the great city. Paul Britten Austin brings this next phase of the epic campaign to life with characteristic verve. Drawing on hundreds of eyewitness accounts by French and allied soldiers of Napoleon's army, this brilliant study recreates this disastrous military campaign in all its death and glory.

1812

1812
Author: Paul Britten Austen
Publisher: Frontline Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-12-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 1848327048


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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 disasters in military history was in the making. The fruit of more than twenty years of research, this superbly crafted work skilfully blends the memoirs and diaries of more than a hundred eyewitnesses, all of whom took part in the Grand Army’s doomed march to Moscow, to reveal the inside story of this landmark military campaign. The result is a uniquely authentic account in which the reader sees and experiences the campaign through the eyes of participants at each stage of the advance in enthralling day-by-day, sometimes hour-by-hour detail.

Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia, 1812

Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia, 1812
Author: Eugene Tarlé
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2018-09-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 178912249X


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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) is one of the most illustrated political and military figures of the last two millennia. He has remained in the memory of the world as a legend that the passage of the years has failed to blur. On the contrary, Napoleon Bonaparte widely continues to be considered the personification of human genius. Originally published in this English translation in 1942, leading Russian historian Evgeny Tarle details Napoleon’s military campaign to invade Russia in the early nineteenth century. “The campaign of 1812 was more frankly imperialistic than any other of Napoleon’s wars; it was more directly dictated by the interests of the French upper middle class. The war of 1796-7, the conquest of Egypt in 1798-9, the second Italian campaign, and the recent defeat of the Austrians could still be justified as necessary measures of defence against the interventionists. The Napoleonic press called the Austerlitz campaign ‘self-defence’ against Russia, Austria, and England. The average Frenchman considered even the subjugation of Prussia in 1806-7 no more than a just penalty inflicted on the Prussian court for the arrogant ultimatum sent by Frederick-William III to the ‘peace-loving’ Napoleon, constantly harried by troublesome neighbours. Napoleon never ceased to speak of the fourth conquest of Austria in 1809 as a ‘defensive’ war, provoked by Austrian threats. Only the invasion of Spain and Portugal was passed over in discreet silence. “The War of 1812 was a struggle for survival in the full sense of the word—a defensive struggle against the onslaughts of the imperialist vulture.”—E. V. Tarle

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812
Author: Edward A. Foord
Publisher:
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1914
Genre: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
ISBN:


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1812--Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

1812--Napoleon's Invasion of Russia
Author: Paul Britten Austin
Publisher:
Total Pages: 1192
Release: 2000
Genre: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
ISBN: 9781853674150


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This volume brings together Austin's atmospheric trilogy on Napoleon's Russian campaign, allowing the reader to trace the course of Napoleon's doomed soldiers from the crossing of the Niemen in 1812 to the finale in the depths of a Russian winter.

Russia Against Napoleon

Russia Against Napoleon
Author: Dominic Lieven
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2009-10-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0141947446


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'A compulsive page-turner ... a triumph of brilliant storytelling ... an instant classic that is an awesome, remarkable and exuberant achievement' Simon Sebag Montefiore Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize In the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. Dominic Lieven writes with great panache and insight to describe from the Russians' viewpoint how they went from retreat, defeat and the burning of Moscow to becoming the new liberators of Europe; the consequences of which could not have been more important. Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.

Napoleon, 1812

Napoleon, 1812
Author: Nigel Nicolson
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1985
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780297790198


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