Napoleon as military commander.

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Napoleon as a Military Commander: the Limitations of Genius. Peter J. Dean BA(Hons) Dip Ed. Napoleon was one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare. He expanded the conquests of France from her revolutionary borders to that of an Empire that stretched from Spain to the steppes of Russia.

Napoleon as Military Commander is a fascinating insight into the career of a military genius in an era before rapid technological advances would radically But with so much more to the story of Napoleon than how he won his military battles, it will leave you wanting more/5.

This book would be of interest if you want to understand the abilities of Napoleon as a military commander. Interesting book by a soldier and historian, General Sir James Marshall-Cornwall, who has the background and knowledge to address Napoleon's campaigns and battles.

Napoleon essentially came from nowhere during the French revolution/5(9). Buy a cheap copy of Napoleon as Military Commander (Penguin Napoleon as military commander. book by James Marshall-Cornwall. Whether as a general or a statesman, the two decades of Napoleon's maturity, from the triumphant invasion of Italy to the final defeat at Cited by: 4.

Professor Colson set himself a towering task in producing a readable book which lays open to the reader the thoughts of Napoleon on the nature and conduct of war.

This is a most valuable contribution to both the works on Napoleon and on military study itself as Napoleon destroyed his own project during a fit of despondency while on Saint Helena.4/4(2).

74 rows  The military career of Napoleon Bonaparte spanned over 20 years. As emperor, he Born: AugAjaccio, Corsica.

Napoleon as military commander. [James Marshall-Cornwall] Book: All Authors / Contributors: The formative years --The military legacy inherited by Napoleon --Baptism of fire --The lightning strikes --The conquest of Lombardy --Rivoli and the conquest of Venetia --The Egyptian adventure ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages, [36] plates: maps (some color), portrait ; 25 cm: Contents: Formative years, --Military legacy inherited by Napoleon --Baptism of fire, --Lightning strikes, --Rivoli and the conquest of Venetia, --Egyptian adventure, --Consulate and Marengo.

One of the distinctive things about this book is that it drew a lot of attention to German troops fighting on behalf of Napoleon. Yes, this book is an important corrective to the idea that Napoleon’s forces were all French.

They certainly weren’t. When Napoleon invaded Russia, only something like 55% of his army were French. Napoleon Bonaparte (Aug –May 5, ), one of the greatest military commanders in history, was the twice-emperor of France whose military endeavors and sheer personality dominated Europe for a decade.

Napoleon as Military Commander, by General James Marshall-Cornwall, offers a comprehensive analysis of Napoleon’s military career and the strategies and tactics that made him the most powerful dictator of Europe since with so much more to the story of Napoleon than how he won his military battles, it will leave you wanting more.

Napoleon as military commander is a very readable book which deals almost exclusively with his millitary campaigns. It is full of detail as well as analysis and is very enjoyable because it has a fast-paced flowing style.

However, it is perhaps a little dated/5(8). Napoleon Bonaparte (), also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. After seizing political power in France.


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There have been more books written about him since days have passed since he died. The amount of books on him is simply astounding; unfortunately, so is the lack of quality.

Many of the books written on him are, quite frankly, beyond appallin. James Marshall-Cornwall NAPOLEON AS MILITARY COMMANDER 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York Barnes & Noble Inc Fine in a Fine dust jacket.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this Rating: % positive. Packed with insights into the art of war, every military commander or armchair general should have this on their bedside table. This fascinating book guides you through how to wage a war in 78 military maxims from one of history’s greatest military on’s success on the battlefield was built upon practical experience combined with his own study of classical.

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military general who crowned himself the first emperor of France. His Napoleonic Code remains a model for governments : First published inthis book is considered a classic discussion of Napoleon as a statesman and soldier.

About the authorGeneral Sir James Marshall-Cornwall () served in both world wars, spoke many languages, and was president of the British Royal Geographic Society.

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Other titles include Grant: As Military Commander (Barnes and Noble, reprint ). Napoleon Bonaparte (–) was a French military commander, who conquered much of Europe. He was born in Corsica, France, in and went to a military academy in Paris. He rose up through the ranks of the army quickly. Inhe led a successful plot to overthrow the government and became the new leader of France.

Napoleon as military commander by Marshall-Cornwall, James, Publication date Topics Napoleon I, Emperor of the French,Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, Publisher New York: Barnes & Noble Collection Internet Archive Books.

Scanned in Pages:   This is a distillation of the knowledge, intuition and wisdom of history's greatest military commander. Napoleon's success was built upon practical experience combined with his own study of classical warfare and his natural grasp of the key principles of war/5.

Towards the end of the Empire the weaknesses of Napoleon as a military commander became more evident. His insistence on the micro management of the army and the awarding of Marshal batons to those who excelled under his leadership, but who possessed no great talent for individual command, worked to his determent.

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most influential rulers in European history. Renowned as a military commander, he was also a great statesman, administrator, lawmaker and builder – and his civic achievements outlived and arguably eclipsed his victories on the battlefield.

Napoleon I, also called Napoléon Bonaparte, was a French military general and statesman. Napoleon played a key role in the French Revolution (–99), served as first consul of France (–), and was the first emperor of France (–14/15).

Today Napoleon is widely considered one of the greatest military generals in history. Now THAT is a broad topic, but I'll do my best. FRANCE Marshall Ney-- a bit of a blockhead strategically, but you can't fault the guy for being brave.

The last Frenchman to cross the Neva when the French retreated from Russia. Marshall Lannes -- F. Napoleon was one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare. He expanded the conquests of France from her revolutionary borders to that of an Empire that stretched from Spain to the steppes of Russia.

Napoleon’s genius lay not in the revolutionizing of warfare itself, but in the refinement of existing means. Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War, Masters and Commanders, Napoleon and Wellington, and Waterloo.A Fellow of the Napoleonic Institute, he has won many prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book Award, writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, and has written and presented a number /5(10).

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About Napoleon. The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon.

Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more.

Napoleon had devised a strategy of the central position. It was designed to place the French army in such a position that it could defeat detachments of the enemy in turn.

Napoleon could use a mere part of his force to tie down and occupy the attention of one enemy, then rapidly move his remaining forces to build up a local superiority against. The definitive biography of Napoleon -- hailed as "magnificent" by The Economist.

"What a novel my life has been!" Napoleon once said of himself. Born into a poor family, the callow young man was, by twenty-six, an army general. Seduced by an older woman, his marriage transformed him into a galvanizing military : Adam Zamoyski.

Victory or defeat on the Napoleonic battlefield was dependant on the skills, reactions and personalities of individual commanders. Even under a military genius such as Bonaparte, the dispersal of his armies on campaign and the lack of fast communications left command and control of the different corps and divisions in the hands of his marshals and generals.

Price: $Military Commander InNapoleon was given command of the French army in Italy. When he arrived in Italy, he found the army to be poorly organized and losing to the Austrians. Napoleon, however, was an ambitious man and a brilliant general.Controversial commander of the Northern army in the Civil War, Gen.

George McClellan saw himself as God's chosen instrument for saving the Union. Self-aggrandizing, with a streak of arrogant stubbornn.