Napolean's Expedition to Russia

Napolean's Expedition to Russia

Revised Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 remains one of the greatest military and humanitarian disasters of all time. Within six months a million lives were lost, the largest army ever assembled was destroyed, and the Emperor himself transformed from the master of a continent to a fugitive.
General Count de Segur's first-hand account remains our chief source of information about this most dramatic of military debacles. From the Grand Army's first steps on Russian soil, to its miraculous escape at the River Berezina, this must rank as one of the greatest war stories ever written.
First published in 1824, it caused a sensation. The author, who had served on the Emperor's staff, dared to present him as a flawed genius, resulting in a duel with Napoleon's former aide-de-camp, General Gourgaud. The public blood-letting (de Segur was wounded) only heightened demand and it was translated into every major European language.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841194547
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 940.27
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 370g
Height: 203mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 20mm