Napoleon Series Archive 2003

In defence of Chandler

I loved Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon and it was the book which took my first interest into the period and took it to a higher level, and gave me an enthusiasm which even survived the aridity of some of the books I subsequently read (such as Petre). And if we didn't have it, it would be necessary to invent it - what other book in English gives such a good overview of the whole subject? Of course it is more a work of synthesis than archival research, but it is sensible and written with panache. I only wish someone would do an equally good book (possibly shorter) on the Wars - looking at the picture beyond the individual campaigns and synthesising material which I expect is available in printed works in French and other foreign languages.

Rory

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