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PublicationNapoleon on the Art of War
This aims to be a complete distillation of Napoleon’s thinking and strategy. It presents his views on everything from the preparation of forces to the execution of battles.This book can be bought online here http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684851857/qid%3D962208444/sr%3D1-1/026-5502172-6009235
Pietro Caporilli’s translation into Italian of Dumas’ Napoléon has recently been republished by Tullio Pironti Editore with a short but illuminating introduction by Luigi Mascilli Migliorini, one of the editors of the Rivista italiana di studi napoleonici issued by the Elba-based Centro Nazionale di Studi Napoleonici. With it pulsing ‘tambour battant’ rhythm, the book is […]
PublicationThe aftermath of Napoleon
Written by the renowned statesman Henry Kissinger, this work is a case study of the task of constructing a new international order following Napoleon’s defeat in Russia in 1812, which fell particularly on the shoulders of the Austrian foreign minister Prince Metternich and the British foreign secretary Viscount Castlereagh.A World Restored Metternich, Castlereagh and the […]
PublicationTranslation of Kauffmann Masterpiece
Published by the small New York press Four Walls Eight Windows and translated by the award-winning literary translator Patricia Clancy, The Black Room at Longwood is at last a chance for anglophone readers to enjoy Kauffmann’s elegiac masterpiece. Retelling as it does the story of Napoleon’s captivity on Saint Helena, the book is also the […]
PublicationNew Book on Aboukir/Battle of the Nile
Napoleon’s lost fleet. Bonaparte, Nelson, and the Battle of the Nile (Foreword by Franck Goddio) A beautiful, glossy illustrated account of the momentous battle, with an appendix consisting of photos of the recent discovery and salvage of the wreckage of the vessels sunk in Aboukir Bay.
PublicationDictionnaire des maréchaux du Premier Empire
A dictionary giving detailed entries on Napoleon’s 26 marshals, their origins, their ranks, careers, honours and decorations, duties and station, etc.
PublicationDictionnaire des ministres de Napoléon
A dictionary giving presentations of the roles of the ministers and the organisation of their ministries, with details on their origins, ranks, careers, honours and rewards, etc.
PublicationNapoleon’s Elite Cavalry by Edward Ryan, with illustrations by Lucien Rousselot, Greenhill (1999)
This book claims to be carefully researched from primary sources – including official documents and surviving uniforms – and contains 91 full colour plates illustrating Napoleon's Guard cavalry units:- the Dragons de l'Impératrice (25 plates)- the Chasseurs à cheval (27 plates)- the Chevau-légers Polonais (25 plates)- the Grenadiers à cheval (13 plates)- plus a picture […]
Press reviewNapoleonic Articles
A short series of Napoleonic articles, written by respected university lecturers and published in History Today http://www.historytoday.com/index.cfm?USER__UID=cCE7D8EB709C44D47AD77E29014F9578E_179210031&JS__enabled=yes, a British, monthly, history magazine. Entitled 'Napoleon's impact on Europe', the series runs as follows:'Napoleon's Impact on International Relations' by Jeremy BlackHistory Today, vol. 48 (2) February 1998.'Napoleon and Kingship' by Philip MansellHistory Today, vol. 48 (3) March […]
PublicationNapoleon I. im Spiegel der Karikatur