Napoleon Against Great Odds

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.

Napoleon Against Great Odds

Author: Ralph Ashby

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381909

Page: 230

View: 358

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

Napoleon and the campaign of 1814

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La. Ferriere) (hansou Y) ' Total cavalry . 14,892 Total under Napoleon 75,716 ...

Napoleon and the campaign of 1814

Author: Houssaye Henry

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1178021467

Page:

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Napoleon

1970); F.D. Scott, Bernadotte and the Fall of Napoleon (Cambridge, Mass. 1935).
... All these contain some political analysis, but for an emphasis on military
technicalities see also the following: J. Tranie & J.C. Carmigniani, Napoléon
1814: La ...

Napoleon

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628720255

Page: 752

View: 431

Author McLynn explores the Promethean legend from his Corsican roots, through the chaotic years of the French Revolution and his extraordinary military triumphs, to the coronation in 1804, to his fatal decision in 1812 to add Russia to his seemingly endless conquests, and his ultimate defeat, imprisonment, and death in Saint Helena. McLynn aptly reveals the extent to which Napoleon was both existential hero and plaything of fate, mathematician and mystic, intellectual giant and moral pygmy, great man and deeply flawed human being. As Napoleon’s obsession with his family surfaces and his conviction that every man has his price, the emperor emerges as a figure closer to a modern Mafia godfather than a visionary European. In this work, McLynn brings the reader, as never before, closer to understanding the much mythologized Napoleon.

The Escape From Elba

The Fall & Flight of Napoleon 1814-1815 Norman Mackenze ... News from Elba
travelled so slowly, and was so unreliable, that most of the information which
reached the Allies in the course of 1814 was late, trivial, misleading, contradictory
, ...

The Escape From Elba

Author: Norman Mackenze

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844156044

Page: 320

View: 987

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.

Vienna 1814

Napoleon's mother arrives at Elba, Sir Neil Campbell, “Journal,” published in
Napoleon at Fontainebleau and Elba; Being a Journal of Occurrences in 1814
1815 (1869), 278–279, and Napoleon cheating at cards, Christophe, Napoleon
on ...

Vienna  1814

Author: David King

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307407365

Page: 448

View: 597

“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.

Napoleon

... (March 1814) 222 on Joseph Bonaparte (March 1814) 241 loss of Paris (31
March 1814) 224–5 desposed by Senate (2 April 1814) 228–9 assassination plot
(April 1814) 230 plan to march on Paris (2 April 1814) 232 abdication (April 1814
) ...

Napoleon

Author: Munro Price

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163669X

Page: 400

View: 640

Napoleon: The End of Glory tells the story of the dramatic two years that led to Napoleon's abdication in April 1814. Though crucial to European history, they remain strangely neglected, lying between the two much better-known landmarks of the retreat from Moscow and the battle of Waterloo. Yet this short period saw both Napoleon's loss of his European empire, and of his control over France itself. In 1813 the massive battle of Leipzig - the bloodiest in modern history before the first day of the Somme - forced his armies back to the Rhine. The next year, after a brilliant campaign against overwhelming odds, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to Elba. He regained his throne the following year, for just a hundred days, in a doomed adventure whose defeat at Waterloo was predictable. The most fascinating - and least-known - aspect of these years is that at several key points Napoleon's enemies offered him peace terms that would have allowed him to keep his throne, if not his empire, a policy inspired by the brilliant and devious Austrian foreign minister Metternich. Napoleon: The End of Glory sheds fascinating new light on Napoleon, Metternich, and many other key figures and events in this dramatic period of European history, drawing on previously unused archives in France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Through these it seeks to answer the most important question of all - why, instead of accepting a compromise, Napoleon chose to gamble on total victory at the risk of utter defeat?

Simply Napoleon

Instead, The British insisted on removing Napoleon from power. Now grossly
outnumbered by at least three to one, the French army could not hope to win the
war. The French Senate defied their emperor and on April 1, 1814, voted to ...

Simply Napoleon

Author: J. David Markham

Publisher: Simply Charly

ISBN: 1943657300

Page: 184

View: 968

“What a little gem! If you are looking for a quick biography of Napoleon, look no further. With lively narrative and good mastery of facts, Simply Napoleon will take you on a thrilling journey recounting Napoleon's rise to power from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to the emperor of much of Europe. Highly recommended for those wanting a brief refresher on one of the greatest European statesmen. This is both an entertaining and an enlightening read!” —Alexander Mikaberidze, Sybil T. and J. Frederick Patten Professor of History Department of History and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport The first emperor of France and one of the shrewdest military leaders of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte(1769–1821) eventually came to control much of Europe. In Simply Napoleon, authors J. David Markham and Matthew Zarzeczny tell Napoleon’s story, from his birth on the island of Corsica to his eventual imprisonment and death on the island of Saint Helena. They explain how the famed military commander’s unique combination of determination, intellect, and personal charisma allowed him to rise from a provincial village to become a powerful and authoritative ruler. While taking an overall positive view of Napoleon, Markham and Zarzeczny also make it a point to draw attention to his mistakes and their consequences, providing a balanced picture of this complicated figure who was both a product of his times and a man pointing the way to the future. Marked by first-rate scholarship, as well as a highly readable and accessible style, Simply Napoleon is an exceptional introduction to Napoleon and his times—a study that not only illuminates a key personality and period in modern history, but also helps us understand how modern Europe took shape.

Napoleon France and Waterloo

Leggiere, M.V., Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon (Norman, Oklahoma, 2014).
Leggiere, M.V., The Fall of Napoleon: the Allied Invasion of France, 1813–1814 (
Cambridge, 2007). Leuilliot, P., La première restauration et les cent jours en
Alsace ...

Napoleon  France and Waterloo

Author: Charles Esdaile

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473870844

Page: 272

View: 436

So great is the weight of reading on the subject of the Waterloo campaign that it might be thought there is nothing left to say about it, and from the military viewpoint, this is very much the case. But one critical aspect of the story has gone all but untold the French home front. Little has been written about the topic in English, and few works on Napoleon or Revolutionary and Napoleonic France pay it much attention. It is this conspicuous gap in the literature that Charles Esdaile explores in this erudite and absorbing study. Drawing on the vivid, revealing material that is available in the French archives, in the writings of soldiers who fought in France in 1814 and 1815 and in the memoirs of civilians who witnessed the fall of Napoleon or the Hundred Days, he gives us a fascinating new insight into the military and domestic context of the Waterloo campaign, the Napoleonic legend and the wider situation across Europe.

England and Napoleon

DEPOSITION OF NAPOLEON (1814). I.—APRIL 8. Source.—Byron's Works,
1898. Letters and Journals. Vol. ii., p. 408. April 8, [1814]. Out of town six days.
On my return, found my poor little pagod, Napoleon, pushed off his pedestal;—
the ...

England and Napoleon

Author: S.E. Winbolt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732662063

Page: 120

View: 103

Reproduction of the original: England and Napoleon by S.E. Winbolt

Napoleon and the Revolution

Künzi, Frédéric, Bicentenaire du Passagedes Alpes par Bonaparte, 1800–2000 (
Martigny: Fondation Pierre Gianadda, ... Norman, The Escape from Elba: The Fall
and Flight of Napoleon, 1814– 1815 (Oxford: Oxford UniversityPress, 1982).

Napoleon and the Revolution

Author: D. Jordan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035269

Page: 327

View: 291

This new study of Napoleon emphasizes his ties to the French Revolution, his embodiment of its militancy, and his rescue of its legacies. Jordan's work illuminates all aspects of his fabulous career, his views of the Revolution and history, the artists who created and embellished his image, and much of his talk about himself and his achievements.

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814

In the wake of the devastating campaign in Germany, Napoleon sought to
assemble another army to stop the Allied invasion of ... Thus, in the opening
phase of the campaign of 1814, Napoleon scored a series of victories that
regained him the ...

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814

Author: Alexander Mikaberidze

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848327072

Page: 288

View: 279

Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars and the success in the struggle against France allowed Russian leaders to profoundly influence the course of European history. Over the last 200 years, the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analysed in numerous studies, but many fail to fully portray the Russian side of events due to the relative scarcity of Russian sources in English. Only a handful of Russian memoirs have been translated, while dozens remain unknown outside Russia. This book seeks to fill this gap by providing, in English, previously unavailable memoirs of Russian participants.??Defeat at Leipzig in 1813 had driven Napoleon back across the borders of France, and in January 1814 the Russians, Austrians, Prussians and their other German allies stood poised to cross the Rhine. But the French Emperor was far from beaten, and the ensuing campaign saw desperate fighting, with the outcome very much in the balance. This book is the first to bring together dozens of letter, diaries and memoirs of Russian participants of the 1814 Campaign. Reading these documents we see both what Russian officers and soldiers experienced during the final months of the three-year-long campaign as well as their joy at defeating Russia’s most dangerous enemy. We follow them not only through the heat of battle but also on delightful tours of Paris which they describe as the pleasure and entertainment capital of the world.

Charging Against Napoleon

Rowlls, C, 1811 to 1813 1813–14; deserted September 1813 (Cornet 1811,
Lieutenant 1812) Rowells, W.H., 1814 to 1816 Waterloo (Cornet 1814,
Lieutenant 1816 Russell, Robert, 1806 to 1815 Coruña, 1813–14 (Cornet 1806,
Lieutenant ...

Charging Against Napoleon

Author: Eric Hunt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473813093

Page: 224

View: 649

By means of the personal diaries and letters of three officers in the 18th Hussars, the reader traces the progress of this famous cavalry Regiment through the gruelling years of campaigning in Portugal, Spain and South West France. The scene then shifts to Northern France and Belgium culminating in the decisive victory at Waterloo. The ferocity of the campaigning in the Peninsula is vividly described by these diarists. Their escapades between and during campaigning make fascinating reading and throw interesting light on military and social conditions at the time.

The Escape From Elba

The Fall & Flight of Napoleon, 1814–1815 Norman MacKenzie. Jerome
Bonaparte Joseph Bonaparte Letizia Bonaparte Louis Bonaparte Lucien
Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte Pauline Bonaparte Louis Guérin de Bruslart
General ...

The Escape From Elba

Author: Norman MacKenzie

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473813956

Page: 320

View: 650

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.

Life of Napoleon Buonaparte

Caulaincourt , Duke of Vicenza , the minister of foreign affairs , was the
representative of Napoleon at Chatillon , upon this most important occasion . His
first instructions , dated 4th January , 1814 , restricted him to the basis proposed
at ...

Life of Napoleon Buonaparte

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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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, ...

Napoleon 1814

Author: Andrew Uffindell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781473842564

Page: 336

View: 393

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.

The Constitutional Monarchy in France 1814 48

How impossible [72; 169; 182]? The two Bourbon Restorations, the first in April
1814 and the second in July 1815, were not the product of popular monarchist
movements in France, but solely the consequence of Napoleon's defeat by Allied
 ...

The Constitutional Monarchy in France  1814 48

Author: Pamela M. Pilbeam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317883543

Page: 152

View: 220

Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary years (1789 - 1814) remained intact, and the ruling elites retained basic control.

France 1814 1940

On 6 April 1814 Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, abdicated at Fontainebleau.
Europe rejoiced: men believed that the 'Universal Tyrant' was finally overthrown,
and even France thought gladly of relief from the burden of an increasingly ...

France  1814 1940

Author: J.P.T. Bury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134375174

Page: 358

View: 377

This celebrated classic now includes a new introduction by Robert Tombs. The history of nineteenth and early twentieth-century France has often seemed complex and confusing. France, 1814-1940 has a long-established reputation as a clear, accessible and authoritative account of this fascinating period. It describes the characteristics of France's different regimes and their leading personalities and explains why during these years the people of France had to endure so many revolutions, wars and crises. The book introduces social and economic change as well as cultural developments and French overseas expansion.

Napoleon and Wellington

which Wellington had used Napoleon's nickname in his official correspondence.
Many of his ... unchanged by 1831, when he told Mahon how the study of
Napoleon's 1814 campaign 'has given me a greater idea of his genius than any
other.

Napoleon and Wellington

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865269

Page: 384

View: 823

A dual biography of the greatest opposing generals of their age who ultimately became fixated on one another, by a bestselling historian. 'Thoroughly enjoyable, beautifully written and meticulously researched' Observer On the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards historians have accused him of gross overconfidence, and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. Napoleon, who was born in the same year as Wellington - 1769 - fought Wellington by proxy years earlier in the Peninsula War, praising his ruthlessness in private while publicly deriding him as a mere 'sepoy general'. In contrast, Wellington publicly lauded Napoleon, saying that his presence on a battlefield was worth forty thousand men, but privately wrote long memoranda lambasting Napoleon's campaigning techniques. Although Wellington saved Napoleon from execution after Waterloo, Napoleon left money in his will to the man who had tried to assassinate Wellington. Wellington in turn amassed a series of Napoleonic trophies of his great victory, even sleeping with two of the Emperor's mistresses.