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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
Rick Atkinson

Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815

Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815 - Charles J. Esdaile, Simon Prebble The title of this book is misleading. It should be called Napoleon's Diplomacy. I bought it thinking it was a discussion of Napoleon's battles, his tactics, strategy, etc. Instead, it is a discourse on Napoleon's political machinations with allies and enemies, domestic and foreign. Battles are barely mentioned.

Nevertheless, this book is a great resource. Esdaile's scholarly work is painstakingly detailed about the ever-changing alliances between European countries during Napoleon's rein -- so ever-changing it was hard to keep track of who was what at any given time. It's a good addition to the library of any military historian.