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  • Originally posted by Massena View Post
    Mon Cher Duc,

    Thank you very much for mentioning Titans. I deeply appreciate it. It took awhile to write but was both fun and interesting all the same.

    Sincerely,
    M
    My pleasure, Massena. Congratulations also for the book's title. It is really inspiring.

    Semperfi
    "To the brave the rifle is nothing but a bayonet's hilt" (Napoleon)

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    • Originally posted by Massena View Post
      Mon Cher Duc,

      Thank you very much for mentioning Titans. I deeply appreciate it. It took awhile to write but was both fun and interesting all the same.

      Sincerely,
      M
      Did you give Marshal Soult a mention?

      I have collected a lot about him online but its much harder to get anything specific about him personally in print.

      I think he is much underrated, perhaps due to his somewhat dour personality

      - and opportunistic his nature in building a Fortune based on Art works he 'collected' while in Spain!
      http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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      • Iron Hand

        Wolfe,

        The general method I used in the book was to illustrate the general officers through a particular battle they fought or campaign that they participated in. There is a chapter on Soult at Albuera in 1811.

        Sincerely,
        M
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • Originally posted by Massena View Post
          Wolfe,

          The general method I used in the book was to illustrate the general officers through a particular battle they fought or campaign that they participated in. There is a chapter on Soult at Albuera in 1811.

          Sincerely,
          M
          Thanks for the Info!
          http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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          • Hey guys, I'm looking for some help here - does anyone know or have any tips on how to find out-of-print Osprey books?

            Specifically, I'm looking for Wellington's Dutch Allies, 1815. I can't find it anywhere, and when I've found it on Amazon people are selling it for upwards of $70.

            Does anyone have any tips for a somewhat cheaper option, or maybe another book with info regarding the Dutch at Waterloo? I need it for a book I'm putting together....

            Thanks in advance!

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            • Originally posted by VimyHero17 View Post
              Hey guys, I'm looking for some help here - does anyone know or have any tips on how to find out-of-print Osprey books?

              Specifically, I'm looking for Wellington's Dutch Allies, 1815. I can't find it anywhere, and when I've found it on Amazon people are selling it for upwards of $70.

              Does anyone have any tips for a somewhat cheaper option, or maybe another book with info regarding the Dutch at Waterloo? I need it for a book I'm putting together....

              Thanks in advance!
              There is a copy available at Amazon.us for $35. That may be your best bet,that book is going for over $100 on ebay.
              If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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              • Anyone have any incite on Max Gallo's books and are they worth
                purchasing.

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                • Originally posted by Legate View Post
                  There is a copy available at Amazon.us for $35. That may be your best bet,that book is going for over $100 on ebay.
                  Yeah, I tried buying that one, but the seller won't ship to Canadian addresses.

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                  • Originally posted by General Brock View Post
                    Anyone have any incite on Max Gallo's books and are they worth
                    purchasing.
                    Sorry. I can't help you, James. I've never read any of his books.

                    On another note...

                    I've had my eyes on Scott Bowden's Armies at Waterloo, but the price is just ridiculous.

                    http://www.amazon.com/Armies-Waterlo...8814878&sr=1-7
                    My avatar: Center of the Cross of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) of the First French Empire (Napoleonic Era), 3rd type (awarded between 1806-1808). My Légion d'honneur. :-)

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                    • Originally posted by Zouave View Post

                      I've had my eyes on Scott Bowden's Armies at Waterloo, but the price is just ridiculous.
                      Here's a list from bookfinder.com with a price listing

                      http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?is...&ac=qr&src=dir

                      And here is the price in R$
                      http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?au...ed&st=sr&ac=qr

                      Paul
                      Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 21 Nov 09, 20:34.
                      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                      All human ills he can subdue,
                      Or with a bauble or medal
                      Can win mans heart for you;
                      And many a blessing know to stew
                      To make a megloamaniac bright;
                      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                      The Pixie is a little shite.

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                      • Is Bowden that good? I've heard mixed reviews about him and his work.
                        If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                        • Has anyone read this interesting tome?

                          Adventures of a Young Rifleman: the Experiences of a Saxon in the French & British Armies During the Napoleonic Wars

                          By Johann Christian Maempel



                          And here's Amazons splurge on it.

                          An ordinary young soldier's view of both sides of a great conflict This a companion book the Leonaur title 'A conscript for Empire'. Like young Philippe Schwein the author of that book, Johan Christian Maempel was a Rhinelander who found himself in the service of Napoleon's French Empire. Maempel joined the Light Infantry and began a tough life of campaigning that took him to Spain where he fought and suffered at Cuidad Rodrigo, before the lines at Torres Vedras and ultimately as one of those besieged behind the walls of Almeida before it finally succumbed to attacking British forces. Good fortune spared his life and where many of his comrades fell he was taken prisoner. As a German he was offered freedom upon joining the King's German Legion and carrying its rifle. He accepted and found himself once more despatched to the Iberian Peninsula to oppose Suchet and his former comrades in the campaign for the eastern flank. This is a highly entertaining and readable account of army life on both sides of the same conflict and will be certain to please all those interested in the Napoleonic Wars.

                          http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Y...ref=pd_sim_b_1

                          Paul
                          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                          All human ills he can subdue,
                          Or with a bauble or medal
                          Can win mans heart for you;
                          And many a blessing know to stew
                          To make a megloamaniac bright;
                          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                          The Pixie is a little shite.

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                          • This is new to me... and I'm already tempted to buy it.

                            On another note... I have found some goodies.

                            - Napoleon at bay, 1814 by Petre

                            Read online: http://www.archive.org/stream/napole...ge/n7/mode/2up

                            Various formats (including PDF and B/W PDF): http://www.archive.org/details/napol...y18100petruoft


                            - Napoleon's last campaign in Germany, 1813
                            by Petre

                            Read online: http://www.archive.org/stream/napole...ge/ii/mode/2up

                            Various formats (including PDF and B/W PDF): http://www.archive.org/details/napoleonslastcam00petr


                            - The memoirs of C. Parquin (illustrations especially designed by F. De Myrbach and others)

                            Read online: http://www.archive.org/stream/cu3192...ge/n9/mode/2up

                            Various formats: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924024336004
                            My avatar: Center of the Cross of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) of the First French Empire (Napoleonic Era), 3rd type (awarded between 1806-1808). My Légion d'honneur. :-)

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                            • A good book on the discovery of a large number of Napoleonic skeletons at Vilnius in 2001 and the effect of louses on the retreating soldiers of the Grande Armée during the Russian Campaign.

                              http://www.amazon.com/Illustrious-De.../dp/0307394042



                              Greets,
                              Stratego
                              Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                              It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                              Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                              BORG

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                              • I'm reading "At Napoleons side ind Russia" by Marquis Armand de Caulincourt at the moment. I find it a very interesting read.

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