Military Maxims of Napoleon
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|Format:||Paperback, 256 pages, annotated edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 1995|
Here, in one volume, is the essence of Napoleon's knowledge and wisdom, the fruit of his practical experience and his study of the great empire-builders from Alexander to Frederick the Great. David G. Chandler has updated the best among previous editions of Napoleon's maxims: the work produced in 1901 by William E. Cairnes, who selected the most insightful and authentic of the maxims and annotated each of them. In the process Cairnes considered the great captains who had influenced Napoleon's thinking as well as the impact of his teachings on the conduct of war since his death. In addition to his penetrating introduction, Chandler has contributed further commentaries that examine Napoleon's work from the 20th-century perspective of the two world wars, Vietnam, the Falklands, and other conflicts, and analyzes the ways in which commanders have observed or failed to observe Napoleon's teachings. Now every military student and enthusiast can benefit from the brilliance of Napoleonic insight and wisdom.
Table of Contents
* Table of Maxims * General Introduction by David G. Chandler * Introduction to the 1901 Edition by William E. Cairnes * Preface to the original edition * Maxims Extracted from the Writings and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon I * Original Annotations Supplemented and Updated by David G. Chandler * Appendix A: The Eight Generals Mentioned in the Maxims by Name * Appendix B: Thematic Table of Maxims
About the Author
David G. Chandler, the doyen of modern Napoleanic historians, is the Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the author of many books, including "Napolean's Marshals, The Campaigns of Napolean," and "Dictionary of the Napoleanic Wars."
|Publisher: ||Da Capo Press Inc|
|Dimensions: ||20.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.50 kg)|