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Great Retreat

Napoleon's Grande Armée in Russia
by Alexander Korolev
Univ of Chicago Pr

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 247 pp.
Size: 8.50 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781906509415
TB Code: 1803028
Availability: 326 in stock

The Great Retreat, is an unprecedented, visually rich account of Napoleon’s march back from Moscow, built on a remarkable discovery of newly unearthed artifacts and archival sources. It tells the story of how Napoleon lost nearly 400,000 men to the brutal cold, poor planning, and effectively destructive harrying of the Russian army at his heels. Featuring more than 1,600 illustrations and detailed biographies of all 289 regiments and units involved in the retreat, supplemented by unforgettable eyewitness accounts, this book brings Napoleon’s retreat, and its unfathomable human cost, to life in a wholly new way. No student of Napoleon or fan of military or Russian history will want to miss it.