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VANCE Tom , Napoleon in America: Essays in Biography anc Popular Culture

<i> © Tom Vance </i>

© Tom Vance

Description: Tom Vance has created a most remarkable book. It is a collection of seven papers which he gave at various times, and a catalogue of Napoleonic art works in American institutions (chapter 8). Of particular interest are his bibliographical studies. He gives us details (biographical and historical) concerning Napoleonic histories published in the USA but little read these days, notably Headley, Abbot, Ropes, Sloane, Tarbell, but also Dodge and especially Emil Ludwig (who gets the whole of chapter 5 to himself). For this alone Vance should be congratulated. His catalogue of the art works is similarly useful, and the discussion of publishers (chapter 4) is interesting. We are delighted here at to recommend this book as our “Book of Month”, March 2013.

- Napoleon USA
- The Faint Echo
- Crafting the life
- The Publishers
- American Best-seller
- Teaching Napoleon
- Chronology
- The Art of Napoleon

Tom Vance is a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve who has worked in public affairs and marketing communications.

Place and publisher: Tom Vance

Date of publication: 2012

Number of pages: 126

This week’s book(s):

Description: This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Napoleon i Sztuka 1800 - 1815 (Napoleon and the Legend of the Arts), at the Zamek Krolewski (Warsaw) in 2015.

Place and publisher: Warsaw, Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Museum

Date of publication: 2015

Number of pages: 200

Description: From the publishers
"This third book in the successful Shorncliffe Lecture Series sets out to put into context Moore's moral compass, principals and experiences that created his philosophy and internal discipline that was key to the “Shorncliffe System of Training.” Moore's own diary entries, letters, recollections of his family, friends, newspapers, contemporary drill manuals and those who served with him have been used. It also includes the less well known, Moore's Instructions to the Battalions of Irish Militia Light Infantry of 1798. The chronology shows the global reach of the British Army and the large number of theatres in which Sir John Moore served. There are over 90 mostly contemporary illustrations including 24 Maps and 20 portraits as well as 14 OOBs, 25 Tables. Volume 2, will explore Sir John Moore's expeditions to the Mediterranean, Sweden and the Peninsular (1806-09)".

Place and publisher: London, Ken Trotman

Date of publication: 2015

Number of pages: 274

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