Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Update on Forthcoming Books

The following are due out from Stackpole (in the US):

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars. Kevin F. Kiley
Artillery in use throughout the Napoleonic period Gunners' contribution to warfare French artillery, including that of the Imperial Guard, compared to that of Britain, Russia, and Austria.
Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He understood the power and effectiveness of cannon and their ability to pulverize defenses, reduce fortresses, and destroy attacks. And in return, the guns won Napoleon battles. By looking at particular battles in detail, Kevin Kiley shows just how the effective employment of artillery could tip the scales of victory.
Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars reveals much on the technical aspects of gunnery during the period--how guns were placed, their range, what calibers were preferred, how artillery operated. Kiley also looks at many of the personalities involved and the difference between gunnery and mediocre artillery.
Illustrated with beautiful line drawings and rare contemporary plates, this unique book reveals a whole new dimension of the Napoleonic period. Based on years of research into regulations of the period, eyewitness accounts of artillerymen, and material culled from official reports, this is a definitive account.
Price: $34.95
Format: HC
Pages: 256 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-85367-583-0
Illustrations: 26 plates, 32 diagrams
Available: Feb-04
Publisher: Greenhill Books

Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Edited by Gareth Glover
More than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle Allied officers recount where they were and what they saw on June 16, 17, and 18, 1815
Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject and yet so many mysteries remain, so much controversy abounds. This is a veritable treasure trove of new material on the battle and one which will mean that every historian's view of the battle will need correcting.
Price: $34.95
Format: HC
Pages: 320 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-85367-597-0
Illustrations: 15 plates
Available: May-04
Publisher: Greenhill Books

Also reprints of the following:

1815:The Waterloo Campaign, Volume 2:The German Victory. by Peter Hofschroer
"In this masterly study of 1815, Peter Hofschroer challenges the accepted version of events at the Battle of Waterloo. He demonstrates convincingly that Allied victory hinged on the contribution of German soldiers.
Drawing on previously unpublished accounts, Hofschroer gives not only the Prussian perspective of their march to Waterloo and decisive attack on Napoleon's flank, but also details of the actions fought by some of the 25,000 Germans in Wellington's "British" army--more than a third of the duke's force."
Price: $19.95
Format: PB
Pages: 376 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-85367-578-4
Photos: 25 photos
Maps: 25 maps
Available: Jan-04
Publisher: Greenhill Books

The Enemy at Trafalgar: Eye-Witness Narratives, Dispatches and Letters from the French and Spanish Fleets. Edward Fraser
Dramatic firsthand accounts of sea life and battle The only available English-language versions of most French and Spanish reports Well edited to make a readable continuous narrative
The greatest sea battle of the age of sail, seen from the unusual perspective of the defeated. Edward Fraser, an experienced writer on naval subjects, compiled and translated a valuable collection from French and Spanish sources detailing what it was like to face Nelson and his highly trained British fleet.
About the Author:
Edward Fraser specialized in popular naval topics with stirring titles like Champions of the Fleet, but he also wrote a major history of the Royal Marine Artillery.
Price: $34.95
Format: HC
Pages: 320 pages
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 1-86176-229-1
Available: May-04
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

The Trafalgar Roll: The Ships and the Officers
Colonel Robert Holden Mackenzie; new introduction by Colin White
The only biographical roll of the Battle of Trafalgar Back in print in time for the bicentenary celebrations in 2005 Contains details of the careers of 850 Royal Navy officers

The Trafalgar Roll, originally published in 1913, was intended to record and honor the men who fought at Trafalgar in the same way that earlier publications had done for the soldiers at Blenheim and Waterloo. Over 1,250 officers--from Nelson himself to midshipmen, surgeons, clerks, boatswains, and carpenters--are listed, with the careers of the majority being chronicled in detail. In addition, a brief service history of each ship, down to the little schooner Pickle, is included. A remarkable labor of research at the time, it is now an invaluable reference work for anyone with a serious interest in Nelson's navy.
Price: $34.95
Format: HC
Pages: 352 pages
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 1-86176-228-3
Available: Apr-04
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Also they are reprinting Oman's History of the Peninsular War.