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The illustrious dead by Stephan Talty

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Military leadership,
  • France. -- Armée -- History -- Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia -- Medical and sanitary affairs,
  • Russia -- History, Military -- 1801-1917

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementStephan Talty.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC235 .T27 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22795659M
ISBN 109780307394040
LC Control Number2008050646
OCLC/WorldCa264044173

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For fans of military history, THE ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD contains plenty of tactical analysis, an in-depth discussion of the battles at Smolensk and Borodino (complete with lovely maps), stories from the diaries of the participants, and all the attendant blood and guts. For . As other reviewers have pointed out, "The Illustrious Dead" is hard to put down. At one level, the book tells the military history of Napoleon's ill-fated invasion of Russia in , from the June day when the Grand Armee crossed the Nieman River into Russia until the end of its catastrophic retreat from Moscow in December of the same year.   In The Illustrious Dead author Stephen Talty traces the fall of one of the greatest armies the world has ever and shows how one little pathogen altered the course of history. From the tsar?s palace in Moscow to the bedsides of stricken soldiers, and with the giant personality of Napoleon Bonaparte hanging over it all, this is a fascinating book.   THE ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD: THE TERRIFYING STORY OF HOW TYPHUS KILLED NAPOLEON'S GREATEST ARMY provides a powerful narrative telling of how Napoleon's army was crushed by disease at the height of its powers. As Napoleon saw his army vanishing--some , soldiers were struck down--his military strategies were rendered inoperative.