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  • Originally posted by Robert Jackson View Post
    Liked The Dark Room at Longwood: A Voyage to St Helena, by Paul Kauffman, a travelogue/history.
    Good Book that...
    http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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    • My Christmas Offering - lots of paintings & some uniforms enjoy :

      Richard Simkin (1840-1926) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnai...bum=182&page=1

      Detaille, Edouard (1848 -1912) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=74

      Woodville, Richard (1856 - 1927) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=61

      Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest (1815 -1891) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=62

      Hoffmann, Anton (1863 - 1938) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=80

      Alexander Leonov http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=159

      Kossak, Wojciech (1857 - 1942) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=144

      Kossak, Juliusz (1824 - 1899) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=115

      Rousselot, Lucien (1900 - 1992) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=136

      Bogdan Pavlovich (1818 - 1903) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=146

      Knötel, Richard (1857 -1914) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=166

      Jan , Chelminski ( 1851-1925) http://gallery.reenactor.ru/thumbnails.php?album=180

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      • Originally posted by Janos View Post
        The Napleonic era is one of the most written about timeperiods in history. There are hundreds of good books on the armies and tactics of Napoleon and his peers in other nations.

        I've only dabbled in that era, and have stuck faithfully to my Osprey books and a few other good books on uniforms.

        What are your favorite books on the Naploenic wars?

        JS
        Napoleon's Marshals, 26 marshals from Augereau to Victor, all divided into chapters and written by differnt authors, it is edited by David G. Chandler and published by Macmillan

        Death bed last words. Always pay the Legions, Septimius Severus

        http://www.greatmilitarybattles.com/...bonaparte.html

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        • Originally posted by ITALICA ONE View Post
          Napoleon's Marshals, 26 marshals from Augereau to Victor, all divided into chapters and written by differnt authors, it is edited by David G. Chandler and published by Macmillan

          Death bed last words. Always pay the Legions, Septimius Severus

          http://www.greatmilitarybattles.com/...bonaparte.html
          I have recently bought Elting´s "Swords around a throne" and I think about buying this edition about the marchals.

          Is it a must have?
          "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" - Samuel Johnson

          "Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?"

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          • It's the best so far on the marshals, although the scholarship is somewhat uneven based on who wrote what.

            I highly recommend it.

            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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            • The only thing I know about Chandler is that he has written an introduction in the edition I have of the King´s German Legion by Beamish. Is his book "Napoleon" good?

              Can you recommend the atlas by Elting?
              "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" - Samuel Johnson

              "Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?"

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              • Originally posted by rogg View Post
                The only thing I know about Chandler is that he has written an introduction in the edition I have of the King´s German Legion by Beamish. Is his book "Napoleon" good?

                Can you recommend the atlas by Elting?
                I believe that anything by Chandler should be read, whether or not what he says is agreed with.

                The Esposito/Elting Atlas is essential to any study of the Napoleonic Wars. It is the best, bar none, operational study of the wars in general and was designed as a text for the cadets at West Point for their year-long course in The History of the Military Art. It is excellent.

                I would recommend getting the latest edition, 1999 published by Greenhill, as the Recommended Reading List in the back of the book has been updated with current scholarship and the few errors in the text were addressed by Col Elting, who actually wrote the text. General Esposito was his boss at West Point and supervised and edited his work.

                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 rogg View Post
                  The only thing I know about Chandler is that he has written an introduction in the edition I have of the King´s German Legion by Beamish. Is his book "Napoleon" good?

                  Can you recommend the atlas by Elting?

                  I second Messena's endorsement of both books.
                  "Th Campaigns of Napoleon" is an excellent overview of the Napoleonic wars. I note that it is now available on kindle too.
                  Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

                  Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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                  • With this being the 200th anniversery, is there anything happening? I have not seen anything for the campaign in Germany. Other than here or there. I was planning a trip down to Bautzen in May, but battlefields are not well defined in Germany. Does anyone have more info or a link. Thanks in advance

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                    • Originally posted by El.Cid View Post
                      With this being the 200th anniversery, is there anything happening? I have not seen anything for the campaign in Germany. Other than here or there. I was planning a trip down to Bautzen in May, but battlefields are not well defined in Germany. Does anyone have more info or a link. Thanks in advance
                      In October there will be a reenactment to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig. The event will take place on October 19-20.
                      I do not have any links for the event as yet.
                      Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

                      Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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                      • I just received this:

                        Exciting news…
                        The English language edition of Keith’s newest book,
                        “Napoleon’s First Italian Campaign”
                        is in the final, pre-press phase, with the layout completed. We expect to
                        have the book in house by late May. Look for further information on our
                        website, http://www.keithrocco.com/ And in a future email announcement.
                        More details about this book:

                        http://www.keithrocco.com/inventory/...=11&seriesid=4
                        "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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                        • David Chandler's and John R. Elting's books are first class. I'd also reccomend Robert B. Asprey's two volume work, "The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte" and "The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte".

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                          • Siborne Maps of Waterloo Campaign 1815

                            Siborne Maps of Waterloo Campaign

                            Markus Stein has just published all maps of the very rare Siborne atlas on the 1815 Campaign as part of Napoleon Online in a reasonable resolution.
                            Just follow the link given below and click on the thumbnails to enlarge the maps. These maps are really detailed and especially the ground is printed nearly "3-D".
                            http://www.feldzug1815.de/index.php?...d=22&Itemid=40

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                            • New Russian book.
                              "Army of Alexander I. Infantry, artillery, engineers". The Authors O. Leonov, S. Popov, A. Kibovsky.



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                              • Where is it available?

                                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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