Imperial glory : the bulletins of Napoleon’s Grande Armee, 1805-1814, with additional supporting documents the first complete English translation by J. David Markham London : Greenhill ; Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, 2003 Hardcover. xiv, 442 p. : maps ; 24 cm. Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
Napoleon’s bulletins are of immense historical significance, reporting as they do on all the key battles of Napoleon’s campaigns. They contain not only important military information, but fascinating political, social and personal commentaries that are critical to understanding Napoleon the man as well as Napoleon the soldier.
Presented complete for the first time in English, and supported by Markham’s historical and biographical notes, the bulletins cover the key period between the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805 and the collapse of Napoleon’s Empire in 1814. The bulletins describe military operations, pick out distinguished officers and units, and present Napoleon’s own interpretation of battles lost and won.
Also included are various key reports from marshals and others, including the bulletins of the Army of Italy commanded by Massena in 1805. Most of this additional material has never been published in English until now. Imperial Glory is an invaluable contribution to literature on the Napoleonic Wars and a key book for anyone who would like to learn more about one of history’s most remarkable and colorful leaders.