Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815

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No other soldier has provoked as much anger or as much fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military adventure - or was he a social and political visionary, brought down by petty reactionaries clinging to their privileges?

Charles Esdaile's major new work reframes our understanding of Napoleon. Napoleon's Wars looks beyond the insatiable greed for glory to create a new, genuinely international context for Napoleon's career. The battles themselves Esdaile sees as almost side-effects, the consequences of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon - risks that could result in the extinction of entire countries and regimes.

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'A magnificent study'
-- Allan Mallinson, Spectator

'His masterly account of the Napoleonic wars ... makes the familiar story fresh' -- Economist, Books of the Year

'Napoleon's contradictions dominate every page, his character and policies are skilfully analysed ... written in a lucid and engaging style that keeps the pages turning. Napoleon's Wars will be a standard text for students and general readers for years to come' -- Andrew Lambert, Times Higher Education Supplement

'Splendid ... a joy to read' -- Andrew Roberts, Literary Review

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'Napoleon's contradictions dominate every page, his character and policies are skilfully analysed ... written in a lucid and engaging style that keeps the pages turning. Napoleon's Wars will be a standard text for students and general readers for years to come'

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