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Title:1812 Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
Price:AUD$25.00 (about USD$16.40)
Item ID:LB00-257906
Publisher:HarperCollins, London, 2004
Condition:Very Good
HarperCollins, 2004, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good

An epic account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and subsequent retreat from Moscow, which had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history. / The saga of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the catastrophic retreat from Moscow has fascinated not only military historians; Tolstoy's War and Peace demonstrates the dramatic appeal of those events at a universal humal level. This is the story of how the most powerful man on earth met his doom, and how the greatest fighting force ever assembled was wiped out. / By 1810 Napoleon was master of Europe, defied only by Britain, which he could not defeat because he had no navy. His intention was to destroy Britain through a total blockade, the Continental System. But Tsar Alexander of Russia now refused to apply the blockade, and Napoleon decided to bring him to heel. / Napoleon quickly realised that nemesis awaited him, and the events of 1812 had a colossal impact on the fate of Europe: a great patriotic surge helped turn the Russians into a nation (hence Tchaikovsky's '1812' overture) and led them to reject Western values; the Germans began their fateful 'Prussification'; the French lost their cultural dominance. And Napoleon's legend -- as man of destiny -- began to exert its insidious fascination. 644 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0007184891. ISBN/EAN: 9780007184897. Inventory No: 257906.
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