Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Review: Histoire de la campagne de France. La chute de Napoléon
Histoire de la campagne de France. La chute de Napoléon by Jean-Joël Bregeon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Possibly the best introduction on the 1814 campaign in France available. Combines:
1. a good overview of the political and military events of the campaign from the French and allied perspective
2. reading list which includes both the major scholarly works as well as the primary sources
3. short extracts from memoirs and letters to bring it all to life.
Because of its reading suggestions, it is also very useful for the whole late Napoleonic period as many books mentioned cover more than just the 1814 campaign.
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