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ISBN:
0850527503
Author:
David Chandler
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen and Sword (August 20, 2007)
Pages:
208 pages
EPUB book:
1970 kb
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1108 kb
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1614 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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David Chandler has long been regarded as the greatest interpreter in modern times of the Napoleonic Er. The 208 page book by Dr. Chandler is concerned in part with the sixty battles which Napoleon was engaged in from his early years in Corsica to his final military battle years later.

David Chandler has long been regarded as the greatest interpreter in modern times of the Napoleonic Era. His studies of the campaigns and tactics of Napoleon Bonaparte have set the standard for all subsequent writers. Each battle is scientifically covered with an emphasis on their impact on later historical development and the character of Napoleon both in his personal and military life.

To be sure, every operation Napoleon conducted contained unique improvisatory features. But there were from the first to the last certain basic principles of strategic maneuver and battlefield planning that he almost invariably put into practice.

David Geoffrey Chandler (15 January 1934 – 10 October 2004) was a British historian whose study focused on the Napoleonic era. As a young man he served briefly in the army, reaching the rank of captain. As a young man he served briefly in the army, reaching the rank of captain, and in later life he taught at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Oxford University awarded him the D. Litt. He held three visiting professorships: at Ohio State in 1970, at the Virginia Military Institute in 1988, and Marine Corps University in 1991.

David G. Chandler’s most popular book is The Campaigns of Napoleon. Books by David G. Chandler. Showing 30 distinct works. The Campaigns of Napoleon by. David G.

Napoleon’s success on the battlefield was built upon practical experience combined with his own study of classical .

Napoleon’s success on the battlefield was built upon practical experience combined with his own study of classical warfare and his natural grasp of the key principles of war. David Chandler, one of Britain’s greatest military historians, explains his thinking and offers fresh insights into the Napoleonic wars. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Although David Chandler’s The Campaigns of Napoleon was written nearly half a century ago, it remains the . Of course Chandler wrote many other books, both about the Napoleonic Wars and other conflicts, but this one is undoubtedly his masterpiece.

Although David Chandler’s The Campaigns of Napoleon was written nearly half a century ago, it remains the standard work on the subject and represents a monumental work of scholarship. Join the Conversation.

David Chandler was a British historian who specialized in the Napoleonic era. Chandler, who died aged 70 in 2004, was for 15 years head of the war studies department at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Chandler-The Campaigns of Napoleon.

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The Campaigns of Napoleon. Chandler, David G. Very Good dust jacket. Internal SKU: C12G-00533. Introducing the elements of Napoleonic "grand tactics" as they developed in his Italian, Egyptian, and Syrian campaigns, Mr. Chandler shows how these principles were clearly conceived as early as the Battle of Castiglione, when Napoleon was only twenty -six. Several campaigns later, he was Emperor of France, busily constructing the Grande Armee.

David Chandler has long been regarded as the greatest interpreter in modern times of the Napoleonic Era. His studies of the campaigns and tactics of Napoleon Bonaparte have set the standard for all subsequent writers. In Napoleon, Chandler places the emperor's 60 battles in the context of his entire life, beginning with his boyhood in Corsica. All of Napoleon's campaigns and endeavors are covered, with an eye to their influence on the later history of Europe, and with particular attention to Napoleon's characteristic use of commanders from humble backgrounds.
  • Vushura
Excellent book. Not as comprehensive as Alan Shom's much longer book by any means, and nowhere near as negative in terms of analyzing the character of the man, but still a good overview and review of the various military exploits.

Howard
  • Nilarius
Chandler is an expert on Napoleon and this is a fluidly written narrative. It's flaw is that it is a bit on the superficial side. One gets the impression that this is a popularized version of weightier examinations of Napoleon by a distinguished historian who knows his subject inside out.
  • Akelevar
One starting out on a study of Napoleon can do no better than this work by the master,
David Chandler. Clear and concise , well-paced and appropriately sprinkled with art of the era and good solid maps. A short, select bibliography is appended. The author's final chapter, "Napoleon and his Art of War," is well worth the price of the volume alone as it synthesizes his findings from his magnum opus, The CAMPAIGNS of NAPOLEON. I recommend purchasing this book and following it up with Gates' The NAPOLEONIC WARS, Esdaile's The WARS of NAPOLEON, and Connelly's BLUNDERING to GLORY. Afterwards pick up Chandler's lifework CAMPAIGNS.
  • Utchanat
Excellent introduction and overview.
  • Zeks Horde
Great book to read if interested in his military quest, not a good one if you want to know the person, the character, and his achievements/legacy outside the battlefield.
  • Xtreem
This is a quick concise read on the man who Nostradamus possibly referred to as the first anti Christ. If Napoleon had only embraced naval warfare, instead of shunning it, who knows how far he could have gone
  • Datrim
This is a nice concise history of Napolean. Although Napolean caused war and untold millions of deaths, he upended the dynastic dictatorships that prevented change in Europe. So Napolean, along with creating world revolution also changed the political landscape.

This read, along with the summary and concise information on Napolean was very informative and interesting to read. This book was divided up into six chapters and broke down Napolean's history into readable chapters.

Chapters include Napolean's family history, his training as an officer, his rise and exploits, and finally his downfall and abdication, and the art of war. This was an easy and informative read, by a very dedicated Napoleanic historian. I wish the author reviewed the polical consequences of Napolean's 22 years on the public front.
The editorial review of "Napoleon" reveals much about the author of this excellent and informative work. "David Chandler has long been regarded as the greatest interpreter in modern times of the Napoleonic Era. His studies of the campaigns and tactics of Napoleon Bonaparte have set the standard for all subsequent writers."

As I look at my wall, I notice a certificate signed by David from the International Napoleonic Society in Canada. David, a Fellow of the noted Royal Historical Society at the University of London, has devoted much of his life to the study and research of Napoleon.

The 208 page book by Dr. Chandler is concerned in part with the sixty battles which Napoleon was engaged in from his early years in Corsica to his final military battle years later. Each battle is scientifically covered with an emphasis on their impact on later historical development and the character of Napoleon both in his personal and military life.

The work is a masterpiece of clear and concise research which seems to place the reader beside Napoleon in all his vivid exploits. I have been fortunate to use this text in my teaching and have yet to find a student who does not praise the exceptional volume.

David has written over 27 books on Napoleonic studies, the Marlburian Period and World War II. For his exceptional work in the field of history and literature, he has been awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of Poland.

In 1991 he was awarded the Doctorate of Letters by Oxford University. Only five such degrees have been awarded by Oxford in military history since 1900. "He has [also] held three Visiting Professorships in the USA - at Ohio State (1970), at the VMI (1988) and US Marine Corps University (1991).

This work is a must for any military historian and war scholar. It is also certainly worth the price of $19.95.

Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren
Professor of Military History
Member, Royal Historical Society (London)
Fellow, International Napoleonic Society