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MHQ Reviews: Napoleon, A Life

Based on excellent scholarship, careful research, and battlefield study, Andrew Roberts's new book is 'a joy to read'
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Napoléon’s Six Days

After his stinging first defeat on French soil, the emperor struck back at the invading allies in a last-ditch campaign
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Book Review: Russia Against Napoleon

Rod Paschall reviews Dominic Lieven's book about Russian resistance to Napoleon's campaigns, based on Lieven's research into Russian military archives that were opened to the public in 1991.
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Napoleon’s Total War

When Revolutionary France declared war on the Austrian empire in the spring of 1792, its leaders promised a short, sweet and victorious campaign. Instead, 1792 marked the beginning of a long, grinding,...
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Battle of Jena: Napoleon’s Double Knock-out Punch

Napoleon returned to his headquarters believing he had just crushed the main Prussian army at Jena. He was wrong. At Naumburg, 18 miles to the north, Marshal Louis Nicholas Davout was facing 2-to-1 odds against Duke Carl of Brunswick's troops.

By James W. Shosenberg

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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of the Pyramids

The enemy that confronted the French at Embabeh, Egypt, more than 200 years ago was as merciless as the desert they had just crossed--but the Mamelukes did not have a commander like Napoleon Bonaparte.

By John Dellinger

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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Rivoli

If his attack succeeded, Austrian Feldzeugmeister Jószef Alvintzy Freiherr de Berberek expected to surround and destroy France's Army of Italy -- and its 28-year-old commander, General Napoleon Bonaparte.

By James W. Shosenberg

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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Quatre Bras

Just after midnight, June 16, 1815, the citizens of Brussels were rudely awakened by the deep rumble of drums, the blare of trumpets and the shrill skirl of bagpipes. Half groggy, half apprehensive, citizens...
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General Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian Campaign

The newly appointed 26-year-old commander in chief of the French Army of Italy arrived at his headquarters in Nice on March 27, 1796. Scar-lipped Jean Mathieu Philibert SŽrurier, adventurous Pierre Franois...
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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz

Facing a formidable coalition, the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I devised a plan to defeat his counterparts from Austria and Russia in one swift campaign.