With a brief chronological account of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to act as a quick reference, the remaining volume provides in sharp detail a survey of the basic capabilities and use of the weaponry of the era, a review of each state's participation in those ongoing conflicts, brief biographical notices of some of the leading military leaders, an update on the development of Napoleonic literature, a glossary of military terms, and a section devoted to miscellaneous facts and figures.
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Philip J Haythornthwaite is known to all followers of matters Napoleonic as a prolific and knowledgeable source of original research. A one time bookseller, he has an extensive private collection of Napoleonic material and is the aFrom School Library Journal:
YA-- An excellent vehicle for a study of the Napoleonic Wars--the participants, weapons, and uniforms. Haythornthwaite gives a short history of all of the nations involved and includes biographical information on the major military figures. Weapons and military organizations are also dealt with in some detail. Maps and campaign diagrams, plus plates and paintings, give an accurate picture of the rigors of war in the 19th century. A well-organized resource for academic study, as well as enjoyable reading for general knowledge.
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Book Description Arms & Armour, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111854092871
Book Description Arms & Armour, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1854092871