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Eagles over the Alps: Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799

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One of the world's greatest Wing military historians has done extensive fresh research in European archives to present a compelling narrative of one of the greatest campaigns of the era of the French Revolution and Empire.

Alexander V. Suvorov was one of the greatest generals in Russian history. Although his entire lifetime (1729-1800) was spent under the czars, such was hi

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Emperor's Press
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It is fairly rare when I grade a historical book a "5", but this one is truly worthy and might even earn a 5+ or 6. This book is exceptional, with such detail and clinical analysis that I was left feeling like a witness to Suvorov's struggles and genius. Mr. Duffy has presented perhaps the best book on the Italian campaign of 1799, and the sources used are extensive enough to have me reading for many more years. This book has added greatly to my knowledge on the final glorious moments of Russia' ...more
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Much like Arnold's book on Marengo, this book is an example of how to write a history of a campaign. It contains detailed orders of battle, plenty of maps (most of which are very good) and a ton of pictures. Becuase terrain was so key to the course of this campaign, the pictures add a lot of value, especially of the Swiss Alps.

Contained within this detailed account of the campaign maneuvering and fighting(including a lot of the smaller actions) is a biography of Suvorov. Finally, far from dry,
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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 ...more
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