Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

Theodore Ayrault Dodge

Dodge's work on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 is without parallel for scholarship or psychological sophistication. The narrative is the perfect introduction for those who want to learn more about Napoleon and the disastrous winter of 1812, as well as for the more seasoned Napoleonic scholar.
Date Published :
September 2008
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
25 illustrations and 25 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848325012
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9 X 5.5 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Widely regarded as one of America’s greatest historians, Dodge’s work on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 is without parallel for scholarship or psychological sophistication.

Beginning with Napoleon’s doomed march on Russia, Dodge examines Napoleon’s state of mind and the factors behind his decisions using personal letters and genuine reports. How could Napoleon, a proficient strategist, have led his army into such an atrocious situation and underestimated the severity of the Russian winter?

In one of the most imposing invasions ever attempted—Napoleon could draw upon 600,000 men and 250,000 horses – the Grande Armée’s success seemed inevitable. Few could imagine that only 100,000 would reach Moscow and all without having achieved the decisive battle that Napoleon sought.

Dodge sheds new light on Napoleon’s character as a soldier by focusing on his personal matters and behavior, putting aside his political concerns. The narrative provides the perfect introduction for those who want to learn more about Napoleon and the disastrous winter of 1812, as well as for the more seasoned Napoleonic scholar.

About The Author
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Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Ayrault Dodge (18421909) was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He enlisted as a Union officer during theAmerican Civil War, rising to the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel. He was to lose his right leg at the battle of Gettysburg. He wrote extensively on the American Civil War before beginning his Great Captains series which includes Hannibal and Alexander the Great.George F. Nafziger served as a Captain for 24 years in the USNR. Heis the author of numerous works on the Napoleonic era, including Napoleons Invasion of Russia and a trilogy of works on the 1813 campaign. He is also the owner and principal editor of The Nafziger Collection.

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