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Napoleon against great odds

the emperor and the defenders of France, 1814

by Ralph Ashby

  • 320 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Praeger in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Military leadership,
  • France. -- Armée. -- Grande Armée -- History,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns,
  • Wars of Liberation, 1813-1814

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRalph Ashby.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC236.75 .A84 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24068630M
    ISBN 109780313381904, 9780313381911
    LC Control Number2010003457

      - Ralph Ashby, Eastern Illinois University, USA and author of Napoleon Against Great Odds: The Emperor and the Defenders of France, "Reflecting a lifelong engagement with the French Revolution, Jordan's splendid book shows Napoleon as contemporaries understood him, as revolutionary actor par excellence, indeed the Revolution's improbable 4/5(3).   Andrew Roberts is an award-winning biographer and historian. “Napoleon the Great Summary” The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the name Napoleon is that he was French. However, he was not born in mainland France – he was born on the island of Corsica, which became part of France just one year before Napoleon was born, in


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When Napoleon, inproclaimed himself king of Italy and annexed Genoa to France, a Third Coalition was formed against him by Great Britain, Austria, Russia, and Sweden.

Napoleon crushed the Austrians at Ulm, occupied Vienna, and won (Dec. 2, ) his most brilliant victory over the combined Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz.

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Napoleonic tactics describe certain battlefield strategies used by national armies from the late 18th century until the invention and adoption of the rifled musket in the mid 19th century.

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Russia against Napoleon November 28 - Decem We all know the story of Napoleons Grand army coming to grief during its long march to Moscow in winter. The grand army in tatters, the decline and eventual destruction of the French general turned emperor was a foregone conclusion.

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And by short-selling securities he made millions for himself. Against all odds, Napoleon struggled to hang onto power, but in the spring ofall the major European powers had declared war against him.

He needed one great victory to secure his reign, but the Battle of Waterloo became his final undoing and reverberated for years to come.

Napoleon abandoned the field and retired to Verona, having tasted his first defeat since the Italian Campaign started. Faced by 50, men in his front men at his rear at Mantua, a despairing General Bonaparte wrote to the Directory, “Perhaps the hour of the brave Augereau, of the intrepid Masséna, of my own death is at hand.

Napoleon I, French general, first consul (–), and emperor (–/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West.

He revolutionized military organization and training; sponsored the Napoleonic Code, the prototype of later civil-law codes; and reorganized education.

against all odds was a great book. loved it great book great narrator lovedthe story. loved the narrator would give 10 stars if i could awesome listening to this 4 people found this helpful. The French invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of (Russian: Отечественная война года, romanized: Otechestvennaya voyna goda) and in France as the Russian campaign (French: Campagne de Russie), began on 24 June when Napoleon's Grande Armée crossed the Neman River in an attempt to engage and defeat the Location: Russian Empire.

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Julius Caesar - No doubt. He was an absolute military genius. He was used to fighting outnumbered and won almost every time, Napoleon did not. Julius Caesar was one of Rome’s best military commanders - Up there with Scipio Africanus, Marcus Agripp.

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Napoleon III has always been an enigma, both during his own time and remaining so today. This book refreshingly spares us the ho-hum political, military, and economic details of Nap III's reign and concentrates instead on the man and how events and people influenced him and made him what he was -- a rather tragic, confused, and vain little man trying to fill the /5(5).

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As these things often go, a seemingly random thought popped into my head. I tried making a list ‘ga.The French Revolution had decimated the republic's officer class and favored individuals could achieve swift promotion, but Napoleon's fortunes rose and fell as one set of patrons came and went.

By DecemberNapoleon was the hero of Toulon, a general and favorite of Augustin Robespierre; shortly after the wheel of revolution turned and Napoleon was arrested for treason.