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Borodino: Napoleon Against Russia, 1812
A detailed account of one of the most important episodes of the Napoleonic Wars, by the leading military historian of the period. Description of the campaign known to millions through Tolstoy's War and Peace.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 22nd 1972 by Seeley, Service
(first published 1972)
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French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815)
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Christopher Duffy's Borodino and the War of 1812 is a brief, yet complete, chronicle of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and the momentous clash of armies at Borodino. Duffy's book was published in 1972 and his analysis has been supplanted by numerous subsequent accounts. At only 175 pages of text, Borodino and the War of 1812 is a good introduction for readers new to the subject and certainly worthy of Three Stars.
Christopher Duffy (born 1936) is a British military historian. Duffy read history at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1961 with the PhD. Afterwards, he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the college of the British General Staff. He was secretary-general of the British Commission for Military History and vice-president of the History Society of Ireland ...moreMore about Christopher Duffy...