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  • Squabbles...

    I read the thread which at times was unbearable to watch. I have a lot of respect for Greg Pedlow. He is articulate and an excellent researcher. I was just wondering what the actual title of the work is as I know there is a book in print by Clausewitz on 1815 but I don't know the title. I thought you might as you are both very knowledgeable and insightful.

    For example, you figured out that the 'two' Lieven books were the same ones. I didn't and now I have two of them. How's that for both silly and stupid? ;-)

    Again, I am very sorry that I upset you-you are definitely one of the good guys and a mainstay here.

    Sincerely,
    Kevin

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    • Kevin,

      All that is stated on the book is the title 'On Waterloo' that's
      it in a nutshell. Also you have my respect and always will, just
      sometimes we may not always understand what one is driving at
      and it just becomes misunderstood so in my mind no biggy.

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      • Originally posted by Massena View Post
        For example, you figured out that the 'two' Lieven books were the same ones. I didn't and now I have two of them.
        Would you be willing to sell one of them?
        Cheers!
        Larry

        My Wargaming Blog:
        http://thelongleadline.blogspot.com/


        "He who dares not offend cannot be honest." ~Thomas Paine

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        • Originally posted by Massena View Post
          No, an honest and straightforward one. Is the gist of the book about Wellington or about 1815 as a whole.

          I have it ordered and I'm also looking forward to the Bassford and Pedlow translation of the same manuscript that is being talked and written about.

          Sincerely,
          M
          If you ask me, It's just another character assassination attempt.

          http://www.oupress.com/downloadflyer...-ow-stf-bw.pdf

          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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          • ATTENTION!

            The book On Waterloo: Clausewitz, Wellington and the Campaign of 1815 is available for free on the internet.

            http://www.clausewitz.com/readings/1815/

            From Gregory W. Pedlow (one of the editors of the book):

            "This book contains: (1) an introductory essay by Christopher Bassford, (2) a translation into English of Clausewitz's Der Feldzug von 1815 by Daniel Moran and myself (we had independently prepared complete translations and then merged them for this book, taking the best features of both); (3) transcriptions of correspondence in Wellington's circle showing how he became aware of Clausewitz's work and reacted to it; (4) Wellington's reply to Clausewitz in the famous Memorandum of 1842; (5) Dan Moran's essay "Clausewitz on Waterloo: Napoleon at Bay"; and (6) my essay "Wellington versus Clausewitz". Among the key new features of our book are the original maps referred to in the text by Clausewitz using letters to show particular locations; these maps have never before been included in any edition of this work."

            "... We are also in the process of completing a printed version of the book, which will be available in the near future through the Clausewitz website as well as major internet sellers such as amazon.com. The book will have desirable features like footnotes at the bottom of the page and an index, and of course it will be a lot easier to use for those of you who – like me – still prefer to pick up a book and flip through the pages rather than scroll down a screen. I do not yet know the price, but we are trying to make it as reasonable as possible. The goal of our many years of work on this project has always been to provide a service to the Waterloo and Clausewitz communities, not to become rich. I will post another announcement as soon as the printed version is available."


            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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            • New Lucien Rousselet available for pre-order it is suppose to be a hit 400pgs.
              We will have to wait and see. $86. CAD - 84. USD.

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              • Originally posted by General Brock View Post


                New Lucien Rousselet available for pre-order it is suppose to be a hit 400pgs.
                We will have to wait and see. $86. CAD - 84. USD.
                If you haven't got the plates then this is a must book to add to your library; but why oh why! is it for sale at a pre-order price at Casemate UK of £85? I know that the £ to the $ has taken a hit lately, but even still, the exchange rate is about $1.45. to the £, so surely the book in the UK should be on sale for around the £55/£60 mark, or is it yet another case of rip off Britain?

                I have all of the plates now, but I do love books and would just love to get this one, but if I did, I would have the awful feeling that I had been fleeced.

                Paul
                Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 29 Jun 10, 13:12.
                ‘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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                • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/085...pf_rd_i=507846

                  Just ordered this.
                  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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                  • This should make Stratego happy:


                    http://www.amazon.com/Giant-French-R...9269141&sr=8-3
                    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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                    • Title: Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

                      Author: Achilles Rose


                      Just started it and it looks good.


                      http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8napr10.txt
                      Last edited by Thunder Dome; 17 Jul 10, 18:48.

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                      • There’s a new book out on the British Volunteers (many of them veterans of Wellington's campaigns) who fought under Bolivar in the War of Independence in South America. I haven't read it yet but have been following the author's blogs with interest. Its called Conquer or Die! Below is a little of the blurb and a link for more information.

                        1815, just after the battle of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her Spanish oppressors. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start. Those who reached the New World faced disease, wild animals, mutiny and desertion. Conditions on campaign were appalling, massacres were commonplace, rations crude, pay infrequent and supplies insufficient. Nevertheless, those who endured made key contributions to Bolivar's success.

                        This book tells the story of the British volunteers from the raising of the regiments to their defiant stand at the battle of Carabobo. It is the first narrative on the subject for over eighty years.

                        http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog...itish_bolivar/

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                        • Lieven

                          'Would you be willing to sell one of them?'

                          Normally I would, but I accidentally damaged the first one so I decided to keep the second for use. I apologize for taking so long to reply.

                          Sincerely,
                          M

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                          • Picked up

                            Imperial Glory [Hardcover]
                            by J. David Markham

                            'In addition to all 183 bulletins written from 1805 and 1812, Imperial Glory contains 170 other documents, many of which have never been published in English before.'

                            http://www.amazon.com/Imperial-Glory.../dp/1853675423

                            Got it yesterday in a 2nd hand bookstore in Dublin City Centre for just €10!
                            http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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                            • Originally posted by Wolfe Tone View Post
                              Picked up

                              Imperial Glory [Hardcover]
                              by J. David Markham

                              'In addition to all 183 bulletins written from 1805 and 1812, Imperial Glory contains 170 other documents, many of which have never been published in English before.'

                              http://www.amazon.com/Imperial-Glory.../dp/1853675423

                              Got it yesterday in a 2nd hand bookstore in Dublin City Centre for just €10!
                              Do those bulletins include any concerning the war in the peninsular ?

                              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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                              • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                                Do those bulletins include any concerning the war in the peninsular ?

                                Paul
                                Zilch on Spain * Portugal I'm afraid

                                But to compensate I got these

                                Albuera: Wellington's Peninsular Campaign of 1811 [Paperback]
                                Peter Edwards

                                http://www.amazon.co.uk/Albuera-Well.../dp/1861269463

                                & his

                                Talavera: Wellington's Early Peninsula Victories 1808-9

                                http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talavera-Wel.../dp/1861269188

                                Both for €10 each too...
                                http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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