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  • Books: Best Books/Links on The Napoleonic Era

    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
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    For an overview of his Campaigns:

    Blundering to glory by Owen Connelly. ISBN: 0-8420-2780-7
    http://canadiangenealogyandresearch.ca

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    • #3
      The best single volume work is 'The Campaigns of Napoleon', by David Chandler.

      One of my first buys ever and worth every penny!

      But with such a big subject the list would be huge.
      http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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      • #4
        One you finish Chandler's book...

        Once you finish Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon, my second recomendation would be John Elting's Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grande Armee. Something a bit shorter and very readable would be Gunther Rothenberg's Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon.

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        • #5
          Re: One you finish Chandler's book...

          Originally posted by Gepard
          Once you finish Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon, my second recomendation would be John Elting's Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grande Armee. Something a bit shorter and very readable would be Gunther Rothenberg's Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon.
          Thanks for the recommendations. I have read about specific battles and the Peninsula Campaign in some detail, but have been searching for a good over view. I have "The Encyclopedia of the Napoleonic War" which is a could reference, but it doesn't really tell how how one battle "flows" into another.
          Lance W.

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          • #6
            At Barnes & Nobles, I found a book called Napoleon as Military Commander. Writted by Sir THomas Cromwell back in 67. Good read and for only 8 bucks, who can beat the price
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            • #7
              This is a good list of books on Nappy, but how about all the rest of the war? Are there good books that anyone could suggest for

              1. A basic intro.

              2. Tactics

              3. Organization of the armies

              4. The politico-military situation

              Thanks!

              JS
              Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
              Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


              "Never pet a burning dog."

              RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
              http://www.mormon.org
              http://www.sca.org
              http://www.scv.org/
              http://www.scouting.org/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Janos
                This is a good list of books on Nappy, but how about all the rest of the war? Are there good books that anyone could suggest for

                1. A basic intro.

                2. Tactics

                3. Organization of the armies

                4. The politico-military situation

                Thanks!

                JS
                There is a book on Napoleonic tactics, "With Musket, Sword and Cannon" by Brent Nosworthy.
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                • #9
                  Links: Best Links - Napoleonic Era

                  A thread devoted the best websites on the Napoleonic Era..
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                  • #10
                    This excellent site has free electronic literature on the subject of Napoleon..

                    http://www.napoleonic-literature.com/
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                    • #11
                      Very good page with a lot of information about armies in Napoleonic Era.

                      http://web2.airmail.net/napoleon/
                      "For Poles and Frenchmen, in one breath, Could put all men on earth to death !" - general Lasalle

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                      • #12
                        The Peninsular War

                        This is an excellent site. Some 'dead' links in it now, but otherwise:

                        http://www.peninsularwar.org/
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                        • #13
                          A classic is Three Napoleonic Battles by Harold T. Parker.
                          Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong
                            A classic is Three Napoleonic Battles by Harold T. Parker.
                            I have seen it around but never picked up a copy. Maybe next time!

                            Reading Christopher Duffy's Austerlitz 1805 right now as the 200th Aniversary is next Friday.

                            His book Borodino is also worth reading.
                            http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wolfe Tone
                              I have seen it around but never picked up a copy. Maybe next time!
                              Parker weaves in a surgeon's account to discuss the types of wounds and casualties in Napoleonic battles--the stuff that cuts through glory varnish on war.
                              His mastery of the pen is an enjoyable read.
                              Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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