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PublicationHeroines and Harlots: Women at Sea in the Great Age of Sail, David Cordingly
An interesting survey of the role of women on shore and at sea during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Also published in the US by Random House Adult Trade Group under the strangely anodyne title ‘Women sailors and Sailors’ Women: An untold maritime history’! Heroines and Harlots: Women at Sea in the Great Age […]
PublicationNapoleon’s Campaign in Poland
Re-release in paperback, Petre's (pronounced 'Peter') detailed study of Eylau and Friedland.
PublicationNapoleon and Marie Louise: the second Empress
A portrait of a diplomatic marriage. Alan Palmer is the author of many books on modern history, most notably An Encyclopaedia of Napoleon's Europe (1998).
Publication1813: Leipzig – The Battle of the Nations
This book by Digby Smith (a.k.a. Otto von Pivka) is a detailed study of this key battle – the first major treatment, the author contends, in one hundred years. Smith takes issue with Napoleon's own version (as written on St Helena) of a French victory and relates not only the real cost in lives for […]
PublicationMemoirs of Napoleon’s Egyptian Expedition, 1798-1801
Moiret's Memoirs of his experiences during the Egyptian Campaign were originally to be published by Moriceau in 1818, but for unknown reasons this never happened. When Moiret's papers came up for auction in 1983 and they were bought by the French historic and Napoleonic publishers Clavreuil. Moiret's manuscript was finally published in 1984 by Edition […]
PublicationCountdown to VICTORY: 101 Questions and Answers about HMS Victory
As keeper and curator of HMS Victory for the past ten years, Peter Goodwin is eminently well qualified to provide answers to the 101 questions on Britain's most famous battleship.
PublicationAltas Suworow: Atlas des schweizerischen Feldzugs von 1799
The first ever publication of the atlas of the campaign of the imperial troops in Switzerland under the command of Generalissimus, Graf Suworow Rymnikskij, Prince of Italy, for the Czar Paul I, 1799, held in the Russian State military archive and published (apparently in May 2000) by the Zurich press, Werd. Editors of the atlas […]
PublicationNapoleonic Uniforms: Vassals and Enemies
John R. Elting with plates by Herbert KnotelThese two further volumes in the Napoleonic Uniforms series contain about five hundred colour plates, each with a caption by Colonel John Elting. Based on meticulous research into eyewitness accounts and official regulations, Knotel’s plates cover the uniforms of the infantry, cavalry, artillery and special troops of Napoleon’s […]
PublicationNapoleon III: A Life by Fenton Bresler
This new biography published by Harper Collins is the first on Napoleon III for twenty years, the last being by David Duff (Collins 1978) and Jasper Ridley (1979). Billed as a ‘popular historical biography in the mould of Christopher Hibbert and Antonia Fraser’, the author claims to bring to light new research and gives a […]
Publication1799 – Le Baionette sagge – La campagna del maresciallo Suvorov in Italia e la "Prima Restaurazione" in Lombardia
This volume, entitled '1799 – Wise bayonets – Marshal Suvorov's Italian campaign and the “First Restoration” in Lombardy', by Marco Galandra and Marco Baratto (which derives its title from Suvorov's famous remark 'the bullet is wild, the bayonet is wise') deals with Suvorov's successful campaign against the French troops in northern Italy between April and […]