The Resource Napoleon : the spirit of the age : 1805-1810, [Volume 2], Michael Broers

Napoleon : the spirit of the age : 1805-1810, [Volume 2], Michael Broers

Label
Napoleon : the spirit of the age : 1805-1810, [Volume 2]
Title
Napoleon
Title remainder
the spirit of the age : 1805-1810
Title number
[Volume 2]
Statement of responsibility
Michael Broers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The second volume of Michael Broers' three volume life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years 1805 to 1810, a period which marks the zenith of Napoleon's power and military success. Like volume one, it is based on the new version of Napoleon's correspondence, made available by the Fondation Napoléon in Paris. It is the story of Napoleon's conquest of Europe--and that of his magnificent Grande Armée-- as they sweep through the length and breadth of Europe. Spirit of the Age opens with Napoleon's as yet untested army making its way through the Bavarian Alps in the early winter of 1805, to fall upon the unsuspecting Austrians and Russians, and crushing them at Austerlitz. This was only the beginning of series of spectacular victories: over the Prussians in 1806, and then the Russians, which brought the Tsar to defeat in 1807. It follows the army into Spain, in 1808, most ill-considered step in his career as ruler, and then through the most daunting triumph of all, the final defeat of Austria at Wagram, in 1809, the bloodiest battle in European history up to that time. These five years encompass the dramas of Napoleon's separation from Josephine amid the turmoil of ruling a pan-European empire. These years also saw Napoleon navigate plots against him, his clash with the Pope and excommunication, and his loss of trust in many of those closest to him. It closes with his marriage to Marie-Louise, the daughter of his defeated enemy, the Emperor of Austria. With the greatest "trophy bride" in history on his arm, Napoleon now turns again to face his only remaining enemy, Britain, and the challenge of ruling an empire that now spans the entirety of Europe."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LNC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broers, Michael
Dewey number
  • 944.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC 203 .B878 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • France
  • France
  • Kings and rulers
  • France
Label
Napoleon : the spirit of the age : 1805-1810, [Volume 2], Michael Broers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-499) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 536 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029577721
  • (OCoLC)on1029577721
Label
Napoleon : the spirit of the age : 1805-1810, [Volume 2], Michael Broers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-499) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 536 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029577721
  • (OCoLC)on1029577721

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