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These are books available or expected to be published by the various specialist, military publishers with whom we deal. 

We  need to order these in specially so please be patient as they are often delayed ie they don’t always appear when the publishers list said they would!
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MARSHAL VAUBAN AND THE DEFENCE OF LOUIS XIV'S FRANCE
by James Falkner

Marshal Vauban's highly sophisticated fortress designs, his advanced theories for the defence and attack of fortified places, and his prolific work as a writer and radical thinker on military and social affairs, mark him out as one of the most influential minds of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. This perceptive new account follows his career as a soldier from a dashing and brave young cavalryman to his emergence as a masterful military engineer. Louis XIV gave him the task of fortifying the French borders and Vauban's work in designing, constructing and improving over 150 fortresses across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and northern Italy, along the Rhine, in the Pyrenees and on France's long coastline, made him the pre-eminent military engineer of his day.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781844159277,< B-01>,226pp, 4 maps, 25 b/w & 13 colour photos & illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36493-01..............................£25.00 

FRANCE AT BAY 1870 - 1871: THE STRUGGLE FOR PARIS
by Douglas Fermer

The Franco-Prussian War did not end with the catastrophic French defeat at Sedan on 1 September 1870 when an entire French army surrendered, the Emperor Napoleon III was captured and his regime collapsed. The war went on for another five agonizing months, and resolved itself into a contest for Paris, for while Paris held out, France was undefeated. The story of this dramatic final phase of the war is the subject of this masterly account. Weaving this story of military victory and defeat into a gripping narrative, it sets the extraordinary events of nearly 150 years ago in the wider context of European history.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843257,< B-01>,280pp, 16 maps, 30 b/w illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 34275-01..............................£19.99 

THE BATTLE OF THE ALMA 1854: FIRST BLOOD TO THE ALLIES IN THE CRIMEA
by Ian Fletcher and Natalia Ischenko

On 20th September, 1854, the combined British and French armies confronted the Russians at the River Alma in the critical opening encounter of the Crimean War. This was the first major battle the British had fought on European soil since Waterloo almost 40 years before. In this compelling and meticulously researched study, the authors reconstruct the battle in vivid detail, using many rare and unpublished eyewitness accounts from all sides. Their groundbreaking work promises to be the definitive history of this extraordinary clash of arms.

2008, Pen & Sword, , 9781844156726,< B-01>,246pp, 20 b/w illustrations, 14 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36525-01..............................£19.99 

THE NAPOLEONIC WARS EXPERIENCE
by Richard Holmes

Napoleon rose to become one of Revolutionary France's most successful generals, before being crowned emperor in December 1804. Over the next eight years, he fought a series of campaigns, defeating all his continental rivals, though his inability to take command of the sea prevented him from beating Britain. This impressive book tells the story of the Napoleonic Wars, bringing them to life as never before with 30 items of rare and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia, which have been specially researched from museum collections around the world.

2006, Andre Deutsch, , 9780233001982 ,< B-01>,Large format, 80pp, 250 colour & b/w illustrations, 20 colour maps, New in brown boards in slipcase, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 33904-01..............................£35.00 

WELLINGTON'S SCAPEGOAT
by Archie Hunter

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan was the key figure in a controversial & tragic episode during the Peninsula War. He was the officer held responsible for the dramatic escape of the French garrison from Almeida, & for this disaster he incurred the wrath of the Duke of Wellington. Drawing on letters & papers of the Bevan family & other contemporary sources this book examines the background to the incident, the subsequent blame heaped upon Bevan, & the role of the incompetent, drunken, General Erskine in the affair. Bevan committed suicide after his Regiment’s honour was unjustly tarnished by Wellington.

2003, Pen & Sword, , 1844150291,< B-01>,c256pp, ills, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 31968-01..............................£19.95 

IN THE WORDS OF NAPOLEON
by (Editor) R M Johnston and Philip Haythornthwaite

This startling insight into the Emperor's life and deeds is derived almost entirely from his extensive correspondence, other writings and reported speeches. Precise translations of Napoleon's own words are used to provide a unique glimpse into the major events of the era. Napoleonic expert, Philip Haythornthwaite, provides biographical details of the key personalities and places each year of the diary in context with valuable background information

2008, Greenhill Books, , 9781853674839,< B-01>,416pp, New, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 31091-01..............................£35.00 

ARTILLERY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS
by Kevin F. Kiley

Napoleon understood the power & effectiveness of cannon, & their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses & destroy attacks. This detailed study looks at artillery use throughout the Napoleonic period & evaluates gunners' contribution to the campaigns. It examines French artillery, including that of the Imperial Guard, & compares it to that of Britain, Russia & Austria. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings & rare contemporary plates the book draws on regulations of the period, eyewitness accounts of artillerymen & official reports.

2008, Greenhill Books, , 9781853675836,< B-01>,320pp, 26 ills, 32 diagrams , New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 31982-01..............................£32.99 

WATERLOO: THE DECISIVE VICTORY
by Colonel Nick Lipscombe Editor

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, this lavishly illustrated volume looks at all the different aspects of the 100 day campaign which has become synonymous with the Napoleonic Wars and saw the eventual defeat of Napoleon's French forces. Ten articles by internationally renowned historians examine the battle from the microcosm of the bitter fighting for the fortified farmhouse of Hougoumont, through to a wider perspective of the campaign as a whole. This highly collectible, official publication of the Waterloo 200 organization is presented in a black slipcase with gold titles.

2014, Osprey, , 9781472801043,< B-01>,416pp, numerous colour plates, battle plans, maps and illustrations, New in illustrated boards in slipcase, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36996-01..............................£35.00 

WELLINGTON'S GUNS
by Nick Lipscombe

Dismissive and aloof, Wellington treated his artillery with disdain, despite their growing influence on the field of battle. Wellington's Guns exposes, for the first time, the often stormy relationship between Wellington and his artillery and how the reluctance to modernize the British artillery corps threatened to derail the British push for victory. Nick Lipscombe reveals that despite Wellington’s brilliance as a field commander, his abrupt and uncompromising leadership style, particularly towards his artillery commanders, shaped the Napoleonic Wars, and how despite this, the ever-evolving technology and tactics ensured that the extensive use of artillery became one of the hallmarks of a modern army.

2013, Osprey, , 9781780961149,< B-01>,456pp, 30 colour photos & images, 18 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36541-01..............................£25.00 

RUSSIAN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE CAMPAIGN OF 1812
by Alexander Mikaberidze

Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars and its success in the struggle against France allowed it to shape the course of European history. Over the last 200 years the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analyzed in numerous studies, but many fail to fully portray the Russian side of the events. Only a handful of Russian memoirs have been translated into English and this book seeks to fill this gap by providing previously unavailable memoirs of Russian participants. Each chapter deals with an important episode of the 1812 campaign, and features dozens of memoirs, letters and diaries.

2012, Frontline Books, , 9781848326354,< B-01>,261pp, 32 b/w & 16 colour illustrations, map, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 34550-01..............................£25.00 

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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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