Napoleon : the decline and fall of an empire : 1811-1821 / Michael Broers.
- ISBN: 9781639361779
- ISBN: 1639361774
- Physical Description: xxxii, 735 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2022.
- Copyright: ©2022
Sequel to: Napoleon : the spirit of the age, 1805-1810.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-723) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prelude: Into the flames -- A new order of things -- The Great Empire, 1810-1812 -- Lurching into war: Napoleon and Alexander: Posturing and poise, 1810-1812 -- The order of battle: Autumn 1811-June 1812 -- Into the abyss: The march on Moscow -- Hell is a very cold place: Moscow -- The gauntlet: The retreat from Moscow, October-December 1812 -- From delusion to determination, December 1812-April 1813 -- The struggle for Germany, April 1813-August 1813 -- The last summer: Dresden, the final victory, June-September 1813 -- Leipzig: The battle lost, September-October 1813 -- The frontiers crumble: The end of empire, October 1813-January 1814 -- The fall of France: The end of everything, January-May 1814 -- Elba: A nervous exile, April 1814-February 1815 -- The flight of the eagle -- The politics of desperation: March-June 1815 -- The war of the seventh coalition: March-June 1815 -- A life unravels -- Epilogue: Beyond the pale.
"An accomplished Oxford scholar delivers a dynamic new history covering the last chapter of the emperor's life--from his defeat in Russia and the drama of Waterloo to his final exile--as the world Napoleon has created begins to crumble around him"-- Provided by publisher
In 1811, Napoleon stood at his zenith: he had defeated all of his continental rivals, had an heir on the way with his new wife, and his personal life was calm and secure. Within two years all of this was in peril. Broers delivers a dynamic new history covering the last chapter of the emperor's life. Drawing on Napoleon's personal correspondence, his history follows Napoleon's thoughts and feelings as he fought to preserve the world he had created. The sheer determination of Tsar Alexander and the British to bring Napoleon down is a story of compromise and sacrifice. -- adapted from jacket
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