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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Esdaile Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as a new standard on the subject, this sweeping, boldly written history of the Napoleonic era reveals its central protagonist as a man driven by an insatiable desire for fame, and determined to push matters to extremes. More than a myth-busting portrait of Napoleon, however, it offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France to countries as remote as Sweden and Egypt. As it expertly moves through conflicts from Russia to Spain, Napoleon’s Wars proves to be history writing equal to its subject—grand and ambitious—that will reframe the way this tumultuous era is understood.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steve Alguire | 3/11/2013

    " Scholarly, yet readable. Less a military history than a diplomatic/economic one. Some excellent sidebar material, like the concurrent Balkan wars and the war of 1812. Definitely worthwhile. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Hugo | 1/3/2013

    " Hated it. I wanted to read about Napoleon's war strategy but instead it read like a school text book. Very boring and hard to read. In fact I couldn't even finish reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hanley5545 Hanley | 12/23/2012

    " more later.... top drawer stuff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brent | 7/13/2012

    " Veddy British. I got interested through Cornwell's Sharpe novels; we'll see. "

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About the Author

Charles Esdaile is a professor at the University of Liverpool and an historian of Spain in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras, with an emphasis on the Peninsular War of 1808–1814.