The Escape From Elba

The Escape From Elba

Yet within ten months Napoleon will enter Paris once again, at the heels of the fleeing Bourbon king, flushed with victory and cheered by the masses. The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return.

Author: Norman Mackenze

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844156047

Category: History

Page: 320

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The year is 1814. The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule, the Emperor takes leave of his comrades-in-arms and sets sail for his new domain - the tiny, poverty-stricken, pestilential island of Elba. Yet within ten months Napoleon will enter Paris once again, at the heels of the fleeing Bourbon king, flushed with victory and cheered by the masses. The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return. In this classic account, now republished in paperback, Norman MacKenzie chronicles this extraordinary year: the tense last hours of Napoleon's empire, his humiliating exile, his midnight escape and his whirlwind march over snowbound mountains to Grenoble where, in a dramatic confrontation with the French army, he became a reigning prince again. Described in vivid detail are Napoleon's adventures as the head of Elba. He brought society, splendour, organization and political intrigue to this run-down backwater. And he displayed on this small stage the many sides of his charismatic.
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Napoleon Against Great Odds

Napoleon Against Great Odds

The book not only traces the narrative of Napoleon's 1814 campaign in France, but explores the formation of the French army against the Coalition invasion"--Jacket.

Author: Ralph Ashby

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381904

Category: History

Page: 230

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This revisionist history offers a fresh analysis of Napoleon and the French army as they defended their empire against the massive Coalition invasion of 1814. * 20 drawings, engravings, and paintings, primarily from the 19th century * Maps depicting the invasion of France, Napoleon's 1814 campaign, and the Battle for Paris * Charts and tables examining some of the French regiments, including information regarding age, physical size, and civilian occupations of recruits * A bibliography of general works, monographs, and archival sources
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Napoleon 1814

Napoleon 1814

Andrew Uffindell, in this gripping and original study, reconstructs the campaign, reassesses Napoleon's military leadership and provides a masterly account of a campaign that helped shape modern Europe.Using numerous eyewitness accounts, ...

Author: Andrew Uffindell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1473842565

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Page: 336

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In 1814, after two successive years of defeat in Russia and central Europe, Napoleon was faced with the ultimate disaster - an Allied invasion of France itself. The conduct of the intense, fast-moving campaign that followed has been widely hailed as one of his greatest feats as a commander, yet it has rarely been described fully and objectively. Andrew Uffindell, in this gripping and original study, reconstructs the campaign, reassesses Napoleon's military leadership and provides a masterly account of a campaign that helped shape modern Europe. Using numerous eyewitness accounts, Napoleon 1814 records the swift succession of clashes in graphic detail, leading up to the final battle outside Paris, the biggest and bloodiest of the entire campaign, and then the extraordinary drama of Napoleon's abdication. It shows for the first time how the course of the campaign was repeatedly determined by the weather and the terrain. The author also covers events off the battlefield, and examines a strangely neglected aspect of the campaign: the devastating impact on the civilian population. He provides a vivid and moving portrayal of a society traumatized by the brutal experience of war, as ordinary people struggled to survive and confront the moral dilemmas posed by enemy occupation.
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Vienna 1814

Vienna  1814

But this unprecedented gathering of kings, dignitaries, and diplomatic leaders unfurled a seemingly endless stream of personal vendettas, long-simmering feuds, and romantic entanglements that threatened to undermine the crucial work at hand ...

Author: David King

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307407368

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 105

“Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.” —David Fromkin, author of Europe’s Last Summer Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history. With the feared Napoleon Bonaparte presumably defeated and exiled to the small island of Elba, heads of some 216 states gathered in Vienna to begin piecing together the ruins of his toppled empire. Major questions loomed: What would be done with France? How were the newly liberated territories to be divided? What type of restitution would be offered to families of the deceased? But this unprecedented gathering of kings, dignitaries, and diplomatic leaders unfurled a seemingly endless stream of personal vendettas, long-simmering feuds, and romantic entanglements that threatened to undermine the crucial work at hand, even as their hard-fought policy decisions shaped the destiny of Europe and led to the longest sustained peace the continent would ever see. Beyond the diplomatic wrangling, however, the Congress of Vienna served as a backdrop for the most spectacular Vanity Fair of its time. Highlighted by such celebrated figures as the elegant but incredibly vain Prince Metternich of Austria, the unflappable and devious Prince Talleyrand of France, and the volatile Tsar Alexander of Russia, as well as appearances by Ludwig van Beethoven and Emilia Bigottini, the sheer star power of the Vienna congress outshone nearly everything else in the public eye. An early incarnation of the cult of celebrity, the congress devolved into a series of debauched parties that continually delayed the progress of peace, until word arrived that Napoleon had escaped, abruptly halting the revelry and shrouding the continent in panic once again. Vienna, 1814 beautifully illuminates the intricate social and political intrigue of this history-defining congress–a glorified party that seemingly valued frivolity over substance but nonetheless managed to drastically reconfigure Europe’s balance of power and usher in the modern age.
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The End of Empire

The End of Empire

Having suffered a massive reversal of fortunes in Russia Napoleon found himself confronted, in Germany, by the combined forces of Russia, Prussia, and Austria.

Author: George F. Nafziger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911628380

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Page: 768

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Having suffered a massive reversal of fortunes in Russia Napoleon found himself confronted, in Germany, by the combined forces of Russia, Prussia, and Austria. After the disaster of Leipzig Napoleon’s German allies fell away and he was forced to fall back, beyond the borders of France. Offered a negotiated peace on the basis of a return to the pre-1792 borders, Napoleon chose to continue to fight, trusting in his star. He was, however, desperate for troops and short of horses and cash. Cornered and threatened by three armies invading from the north, northeast, and east, every chance to stop the Allies had to be taken and there was desperate battle after desperate battle. Of all his campaigns, Napoleon’s 1814 campaign was one of his most brilliant. Eventually, after several terrible defeats, the Allies refused to engage him in battle when he confronted them. Instead they pushed their other two armies forward, slowly driving him back as he rushed to block the advance of the other armies on Paris. This strategy proved successful and eventually Napoleon was obliged to abdicate when his marshals refused to fight further.
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The Escape From Elba

The Escape From Elba

Yet within ten months Napoleon will enter Paris once again, at the heels of the fleeing Bourbon king, flushed with victory and cheered by the masses. The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return.

Author: Norman MacKenzie

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473813953

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 586

The year is 1814. The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule, the Emperor takes leave of his comrades-in-arms and sets sail for his new domain - the tiny, poverty-stricken, pestilential island of Elba. Yet within ten months Napoleon will enter Paris once again, at the heels of the fleeing Bourbon king, flushed with victory and cheered by the masses. The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return. In this classic account, now republished in paperback, Norman MacKenzie chronicles this extraordinary year: the tense last hours of Napoleon's empire, his humiliating exile, his midnight escape and his whirlwind march over snowbound mountains to Grenoble where, in a dramatic confrontation with the French army, he became a reigning prince again. Described in vivid detail are Napoleon's adventures as the head of Elba. He brought society, splendour, organization and political intrigue to this run-down backwater. And he displayed on this small stage the many sides of his charismatic.
Categories: History

Russia Against Napoleon

Russia Against Napoleon

Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.

Author: Dominic Lieven

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141947440

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 158

'A compulsive page-turner ... a triumph of brilliant storytelling ... an instant classic that is an awesome, remarkable and exuberant achievement' Simon Sebag Montefiore Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize In the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. Dominic Lieven writes with great panache and insight to describe from the Russians' viewpoint how they went from retreat, defeat and the burning of Moscow to becoming the new liberators of Europe; the consequences of which could not have been more important. Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.
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Europe After Napoleon

Europe After Napoleon

Broers seeks to unravel the different strands of modern European political culture at a crucial but neglected stage of their development by analyzing and comparing the major political ideologies of the period within the context of their ...

Author: Michael Broers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719047234

Category: Europe

Page: 147

View: 425

Broers seeks to unravel the different strands of modern European political culture at a crucial but neglected stage of their development by analyzing and comparing the major political ideologies of the period within the context of their times.
Categories: Europe

Napoleon and the campaign of 1814

Napoleon and the campaign of 1814

On the evening of the 14th Schwarzenberg received a dispatch from General Saint-Priest dated from Sillery on March 11, which announced Bliicher's victory at Laon and Napoleon's retreat on Soissons. This news was of a nature to encourage ...

Author: Houssaye Henry

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781178021462

Category: History

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Napoleon s War in Spain

Napoleon s War in Spain

Author: J. Tranié

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015005333128

Category: History

Page: 191

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Napoleon s Cursed War

Napoleon s Cursed War

Praise for Blood of Spain "Mr Fraser is an excellent traditional historian ... not so much concerned with the grandees and memoir writers on either side as with 'ordinary people, ' whose voices in history are usually silent.

Author: Ronald Fraser

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: UOM:39015073927520

Category: History

Page: 587

View: 610

An authoritative history of the Peninsular War examines the factors that contributed to Napoleon's defeat against the Spanish guerrillas and their British and Portuguese allies, in an account that also traces the roles played by key figures and everyday people.
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Napoleon at Bay 1814

Napoleon at Bay     1814

Author – Francis Loraine Petre OBE - (1852–1925)

Author: Francis Loraine Petre O.B.E

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781908692795

Category: History

Page: 145

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Following on from the Author’s “Napoleon’s Last Campaign in Germany”, Petre’s closely researched and well argued account of the 1814 campaign, which would see some of the finest strategical manoeuvres of Napoleon’s entire career. As the wreck of the last Grande Armée created in 1813, retreated home from Germany to France it was a pale shadow of its former glory. Marched into the ground as Napoleon struggled to pin down his enemies, and then beaten at Leipzig in the “battle of Nations” as faced by overwhelming weight of men, cavalry and cannon. They had shown their mettle at Hanau by brutally brushing aside the Bavarians who sought to bar their way across the Rhine, but there were now only some 70,000 to 80,000 men still with the colours. The men garrisoning cities and fortresses such as Danzig were lost to the great General, and his enemies implacably approached the soil of France. With such an outlook, what then occurred was perhaps Napoleon’s finest hour, he rallied every last reserve, he could from veterans scraped from the Spanish frontier, or barely adult conscripts. He would then embark on the “Six Days Campaign”, in which he beat the army of Silesia under Blücher, four times in six days. The manoeuvres that led to the battles of Champaubert, Montmirail, Château-Thierry and Vauchamps, are justly celebrated. The tragic dénouement which he and his victorious veterans would suffer, despite all of their hard fought victories would still be the ignominy of defeat as Napoleon’s Generals and Marshals shed their allegiance to him to save France. Author – Francis Loraine Petre OBE - (1852–1925)
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Imperial Sunset

Imperial Sunset

Napoleon's years of failure, beginning with Russia's incursion into France and ending with his first exile to Elba, are the focus of this political and military history by Napoleonic scholar Delderfield.

Author: R. F. Delderfield

Publisher: Cooper Square Pub

ISBN: 0815411197

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 358

"Written by a renowned Napoleonic scholar, this history describes with immediacy and insight an oft-overlooked period: the sixteen months following Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. Here are the emperor's efforts to rally and to reorganize his armies; the rise of the German states; the battles of Dresden and Jacar; the defeat at Leipzig; Napoleon's second retreat; the invasion of France; the restoration of the Bourbons; and the emperor's exile to Elba. In the consummate hands of Delderfield, the result is history as exciting as it is unforgettable."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Imperial Glory

Imperial Glory

Napoleon's bulletins, published complete for the first time in English Covers the period 1805 to 1815 -Reports on such battles as Austerlitz, Jena, Wagram, Borodino, and Leipzig Napoleon's bulletins are of immense historical significance, ...

Author: Napoleon I (Emperor of the French)

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: UOM:39015063325768

Category: History

Page: 442

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Napoleon's bulletins, published complete for the first time in English Covers the period 1805 to 1815 -Reports on such battles as Austerlitz, Jena, Wagram, Borodino, and Leipzig Napoleon's bulletins are of immense historical significance, reporting as they do all the key battles of the Napoleonic Wars. The bulletins describe military operations, pick out distinguished officers and units, and present Napoleon's own interpretation of battles lost or won. David Markham is executive vice president and editor in chief of the International Napoleonic Society, as well as executive vice president of the Napoleonic Alliance. A respected scholar, Markham's work has been published in the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, The Royal United Services Institute Journal, Napoleonic Scholarship: The Journal of the International Napoleonic Society, and Etudes Napoleoniennes.
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Napoleon an Intimate Account of the Years of Supremacy 1800 1814

Napoleon  an Intimate Account of the Years of Supremacy  1800 1814

Presents excerpts from the memoirs of Napoleon's secretary and his valet, Louis Constant Wairy

Author: Claude-François baron de Méneval

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015028434572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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Presents excerpts from the memoirs of Napoleon's secretary and his valet, Louis Constant Wairy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography