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The Road to Rivoli: Napoleon's First Campaign

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Napoleon was only 26 years old when he led his first army--45,000 ill-fed, poorly clothed, untested, and disillusioned French troops called the Army of Italy. His initial audacious and ingenious attack provides clear hints of his future greatness. In just two months, Napoleon's ragtag forces pushed half the respected Piedmontese army out of the war, drove the Austrians par ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Cassell (first published June 30th 2001)
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'Aussie Rick'
This book on Napoleon's Italian campaign of 1796 by Martin Boycott-Brown is a great story of Napoleon Bonaparte's first military campaign. In over 500 pages of text the author presents a fluid and easy to follow account of the actions and maneuvers of this military genius.

He starts the book with a number of chapters outlining the French and Austrian armies, their weapons and tactics, and a brief account of Napoleon's rise to the command of the French armies in Italy. From there the author takes
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Rich
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Since Aussie Rick has already shared an excellent & thorough review of The Road to Rivoli, I'll simply reinforce what he said about the book's maps. To fully appreciate this great narrative, you'll need to look elsewhere for helpful maps of the areas in which the campaign took place. I kept A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars (by Esposito & Elting) close to hand as I read Boycott-Brown's book.
Robert
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remarkably detailed account of Napoleon Bonaparte's first campaign. The book covers just about everything. From the commanders to the troops, the tactics, and the battles. Overall I read this in a week. I thought it was well written and pretty clear to read.
Windsor
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Not impressed with this book. Very dense and tough to read at times. Doesn't flow very well. Of the first 150 pages, about 100 are pure primary source quotes....there is almost no analysis for the first half of the book. Too much narrative for me to get interested.
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