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Richard Holmes

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ISBN 10: 0233001980 / ISBN 13: 9780233001982
Published by Andre Deutsch
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(Subject: European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars) Napoleon rose to become one of Revolutionary France's most successful generals, before being crowned emperor in December 1804. Over the next eight years, he fought a series of campaigns, defeating all his continental rivals, though his inability to take command of the sea prevented him from beating Britain. This impressive book tells the story of the Napoleonic Wars, bringing them to life as never before with 30 items of rare and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia, which have been specially researched from museum collections around the world. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Andre Deutsch) (ISBN: 9780233001982 ) (Pagination: Large format, 80pp, 250 colour & b/w illustrations, 20 colour maps) (Condition: New in brown boards in slipcase) UL-XXXXXX. Bookseller Inventory # 33904-01

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Publisher: Andre Deutsch

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Hailed as the ultimate Napoleonic book” by Military Illustrated magazine, this is popular history at its most engrossing. Complete with facsimiles of key documents, it's a vivid introduction to Napoleon's astonishing career and his effect on world history. Best-selling author Richard Holmes brings the era's great battles to life while he recounts in detail how Napoleon transformed the French nation, forging a pattern that shapes modern governments to this day.

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Professor Richard Holmes is author of a string of bestsellers, including The D-Day Experience (over 200,000 copies sold). He has presented seven documentary series for the BBC including "War Walks"

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