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The French Revolutionary Wars (Essential Histories)

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    Gregory Fremont-Barnes(Author)

Europe's great powers formed two powerful coalitions against France, yet force of numbers, superior leadership and the patriotic fervor of France's citizen-soldiers not only defeated each in turn, but closed the era of small, professional armies fighting for limited political objectives. This period produced commanders such as Napoleon and Nelson, whose names remain a by-word for excellence to this day. From Italy to Egypt Napoleon demonstrated his strategic genius and mastery of tactics in battles including Rivoli, the Pyramids and Marengo. Nelson's spectacular sea victories at the Nile and Copenhagen were foretastes of a century of British naval supremacy.

"A very useful resource, especially, but by no means exclusively, in school and college libraries...these books offer very useful standardised accounts and are presented in very attractive and approachable volumes."-"Reference Reviews

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  • By AMB on 11 September 2016

    As others have stated this is a good starting point, sketches all of the campaigns and has a good further reading list. I have read history books of the same price that provide more information and more analysis. Some interesting colour was provided in the chapters on Admiral Dillon and Emma Hamilton.

  • By Guest on 4 December 2015

    good overview of the revolution

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