Dec 07, 09
people who are big old Euro history nerds.
Read in December, 2009
Best savored if you have more than a passing knowledge of the French Rev/Nap Wars. Bell tries to get across the idea that the kind of butchery seen in WWI was not unprecedented or shocking, merely forgotten. A very good examination of French history from 1789 to 1814 and why Napoleon failed to pacify the lands he conquered.