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The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon

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"... a most illuminating and readable general survey.... This book is well organized, well produced, and well written. It belongs among the ten most useful books on this period to the historian and... to the general reader." American Historical Review

"This splendid volume fills a gap in the vast outpouring of literature on the military aspects of the era of the French Rev

Hardcover, 280 pages
Published March 1st 1978 by Indiana University Press (first published 1977)
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2.5 to 3.0 stars. A pretty well written book on military strategy during the Napoleonic era. It is part of the Easton Press Library of Military History. Probably best enjoyed by Napoleon buffs.
Rob Markley
Not as good as the brilliant, Napoleon's Great Adversary - a good enough coverage of the nature of Napoleonic era warfare but plenty of others have done the same with more freshness and colour
Levie Galapon
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon is a great recount on Napoleon's strategies and tactics and how they impacted the "art of warfare".

Rothenberg uses a great amount of sources and it shows in his writing.

The work is written in a military aspect. Therefore, most every importance is put in the weapons, strategy, tactics, battles, etc.

There is still a great amount of information and interesting interpretations on different events.

Overall, I felt the book was an OK read. It is easy to read,
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
May 15, 2013 marked it as maybe-read-sometime  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: The Black Count (Reiss)
According to The Black Count's author, this has information about the civilian commissars that the French Revolution sent to accompany its armies.
Nov 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent overview of the origins, armies and their weapons, the battle and conduct of Napoleonic warfare. Come on, the guy has an entire period of warfare and history named after him! One must admit that is a legacy that shall be remembered for centuries.

Read for UTSA course HIS 343 History of Modern Warfare.
Jansen Wee
Minor editorial errors - typos and grammar. Otherwise a pretty good book on Napoleonic warfare.
Apr 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Abandoned. Far too dense.
Bob Peterson
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