Place Published: New York, New York, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Saturday Evening Post,
Date Published: 1973.
Description: FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. The book is FINE condition. The dust jacket is NEAR FINE with minor shelfwear. NOT price-clipped. 224 pages with index. 16 pages of color plates, 100 illustrations in black and white. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor..and other curious subjects. Dust jacket notes read: "Napoleon Bonaparte was the outstanding soldier of modern history. He shares fame as one of the greatest commanders of all time with Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Genghis Khan. For almost twenty years he was unchallengeable as a strategist and grand tactician, and for half that time he was the arbiter of the fate of Europe as well as the dominant personality on the world scene. This biography traces Napoleon's career from his youthful days of Corsican nationalism; to his introduction to French warfare at Toulon, and his triumphant campaigns in Italy and Egypt; to his phenomenal rise to power through the military machine, when, at the age of thirty, he became the de facto ruler of France. The author, David Chandler, an acknowledged authority on Napoleon, retells in a lively narrative, the soldier-genius's hard-fought battles at Marengo, Austerlitz, Jena-Auerstadt and Friedland; the Spanish encounters, the Russian campaign and Waterloo. Napoleon's sixty battles left an indelible mark on Europe causing several million deaths and incalculable misery, but his military ability is indisputable. He revolutionised warfare, and his sweeping changes and his promise of 'honour, glory and riches' kindled the imagination of the neglected rank and file and, in fact, ushered in the modern nationalistic age."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 6724