Reviews: Biographical Books

An Alphabetical Listing of Books Reviews on the Napoleon Series

This list is in alphabetical order of the author's last name.


A-F

G-L

M-R

S-Z


Alexander, R.S.
Napoleon

Reviewed by Thomas J. Vance

Napoleon
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Altoff, Gerard T.
Deep Water Sailors, Shallow Water Sailors: Manning the United States Fleet on Lake Erie, 1813
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Amini, Iradj
Napoleon and Persia: Franco-Persian Relations Under the First Empire

Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Anonymous
Regency Etiquette; The Mirror of Graces (1811), By a Lady of Distinction.

Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Asprey, Robert

The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

The Reign of Napoleon
Reviewed by James D. Gray

Austin, Paul Britten
1812 Trilogy: The March on Moscow, Napoleon in Moscow, and The Great Retreat
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

1815: The Return of Napoleon
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Bonaparte, Napoleon
Le Souper de Beaucaire or the Supper at Beaucaire
Reviewed by Ira Grossman

Napoleon on Love
Reviewed by Ira Grossman

Brandt, Heinrich von
In the Legions of Napoleon: The Memoirs of a Polish Officer in Spain and Russia, 1808-1813
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Bruce, Anthony
The Purchase System in the British Army, 1660 - 1871
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Buckley, Norman Roger
The British Army in the West Indies: Society and the Military in the Revolutionary Age
Reviewed by Karen Racine

Burrows, Simon
French Exile Journalism and European Politics, 1792 - 1814
Reviewed by Dave Hollins

Capel, Lady Caroline
The Capel Letters 1814-1817; Being the Correspondence of Lady Caroline Capel
Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Castle, Ian
Eggmühl, 1809: Storm over Bavaria
Aspern and Wagram, 1809: Mighty Clash of Empires
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Chalfont, Lord
Waterloo: Battle of Three Armies
Reviewed by Robert Mosher

Chandler, David G.
On The Napoleonic Wars
Reviewed by Bob Burnham

On The Napoleonic Wars
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Chartrand, René
The Osprey Men-at-Arms of René Chartrand
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Chartrand, René & Courcelle, Patrice
Émigré & Foreign Troops in British Service (1): 1793-1802.
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Chrisawn, Margaret
The Emperor's Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Coignet, Captain Jean-Roch
The Note-Books of Captain Coignet
Reviewed by Bob Burnham

Collins, Irene
Napoleon And His Parliaments 1800-1815

Reviewed by Max Sewell

Coppens, Bernard & Courcelle, Patrice
Hougoumont
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Coppens, Bernard & Courcelle, Patrice
Les Armees de Waterloo
Reviewed by Yves Martin.

Coppens, Bernard & Courcelle, Patrice
Le Chemin d'Ohain: Waterloo, 1815.
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Crook, Malcolm
Napoleon Comes to Power: Democracy and Dictatorship in Revolutionary France, 1795-1804

Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Dague, Everett
Henri Clarke, the Ministry of War, and the Evolution of Military Administration During the French First Empire, 1800-1814
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Daly, Gavin
Inside Napoleonic France: State and Society in Rouen, 1800-1815
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Davidov, Denis
In the Service of the Tsar Against Napoleon - The Memoirs of Denis Davidov, 1806 - 1814
Translated and edited by Gregory Troubetzkoy
Reviewed by Alfons Libert

Davout, Louis N.
Napoleon's Finest: Marshal Louis Davout and His 3rd Corps, Combat Journal of Operations, 1805 - 1807
Translated and edited by Scott Bowden
Reviewed by Rory Muir

Dempsey, Guy
Napoleon’s Mercenaries: Foreign Units in the French Army under the Consulate and Empire 1799 to 1814
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

de Saint-Junien, Vigier
Brune’s 1807 Campaign in Swedish Pomerania
Translated and edited by Dr. George Nafziger
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

de Vignolle, Martin
Historical Account of the Military Operations of the Army of Italy in 1813 and 1814
Translated and edited by Dr. George Nafziger
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

du Faur, Faber
With Napoleon in Russia: The Illustrated Memoirs of Major Faber du Faur, 1812
Translated and edited by Jonathan North
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Elting, John Robert
'Amateurs, to Arms!': A Military History of the War of 1812
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Military Uniforms in America, Years of Growth, 1796-1851
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grande Armée.
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Elting, John Robert and Vincent J. Esposito
A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars. Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars.
Reviewed by Alfons Libert

Elting, John R. and Knötel, Herbert
Napoleonic Uniforms: The French Army. (Vols. I and II.)
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Napoleonic Uniforms; Allies: Vassals and Enemies. (Vols. III and IV.)
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Fletcher, Ian
Bloody Albuera: the 1811 Campaign in the Peninsula
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Galloping at Everything; The British Cavalry in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, 1808-15.
Reviewed by David Read

Frayling, Christopher
Napoleon Wrote Fiction

Reviewed by Ira Grossman

Fredriksen, John C.
Green Coats and Glory: The United States Regiment of Riflemen, 1808 - 1821.
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Frye, Major W. E.
After Waterloo; Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-19

Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Gallaher, John G.
Napoleon's Irish Legion.
Reviewed by Robert Markley

Gardiner, Robert
The Naval War of 1812
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Gardiner, Robert
Warships of the Napoleonic Era
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Gash, Norman
Lord Liverpool: The Life and Political Career of Robert Banks Jenkinson Second Earl of Liverpool 1770-1828
Reviewed by Robert Markley

Godechot, Jacques
The Napoleonic Era in Europe
Reviewed by Robert Mosher

Graves, Donald E.
Field of Glory: The Battle of Chrysler's Farm, 1813
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Graves, Donald E.
Where Right and Glory Lead: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Graves, Donald E.
Red Coats and Gray Jackets: The Battle of Chippawa, 5 July 1814
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Griffith, Paddy.
The Art of War of Revolutionary France 1789-1802
Reviewed by Martin Liechty

Griffith, Paddy (Editor)
A History of the Peninsular War: Modern Studies of the War in Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814. Vol. IX
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Gronow, R.H.
Captain Gronow: His Reminiscences of Regency and Victorian Life 1810-60
Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Gueguen, Emile René
Napoleon: Humanitarian and Man of Peace
Reviewed by Ira Grossman

Guyot, Général Comte.
Carnets de Campagne, 1792-1815
Edited with comments by Jean-Hughes de Font-Réaulx
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Hale, James
The Journal of James Hale, late Serjeant in the Ninth Regiment of Foot
Reviewed by Alfons Libert

Hall, Dr. John A.
Oman VIII: The Biographical Dictionary Of British Officers Killed And Wounded, 1808-1814
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Hamilton, Anthony
Hamilton's Campaigns with Moore and Wellington during the Peninsular War
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Hamilton, Jill
Marengo: The Myth of Napoleon's Horse
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Haswell, Jock
The First Respectable Spy: The Life and Times of Colquhoun Grant Wellington's Head of Intelligence
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Hausmann, Lieutenant Joseph
A Soldier for Napoleon: The Campaigns of Lieutenant Joseph Hausmann 7th Bavarian Infantry
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
Waterloo Men: The Experience of Battle, 16-18 June 1815
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Haythornthwaite, Philip J. (Editor).
Wellington's Army: the Uniforms of the British Soldier, 1812 - 1815
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Hitsman, J. Mackay
The Incredible War of 1812
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Hofschröer, Peter
1815: The Waterloo Campaign. Wellington, His German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Hofschröer, Peter
1815, The Waterloo Campaign: the German Victory
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Hollins, Dave
Austrian Grenadiers and Infantry, 1788-1816
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Hollins, David
Marengo 1800: Napoleon's Day of Fate
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Howard, Richard
Bonaparte's Warriors

Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Johnson, Paul.
Napoleon: a Penguin Life

Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Johnston, R.M. (Editor)
In the Words of Napoleon: The Emperor Day by Day
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Jourdan, Annie.
L’empire de Napoléon

Reviewed by John Lawrence Tone

Juhel, Pierre
Aout 1813 - Napoleon face a l'Europe Coalisée: Batailles de Grosbeeren, La Katzbach, Dresde et Kulm.
Reviewed by Tony Broughton.

Kincaid, John
Adventures in the Rifle Brigade: In the Peninsula, France and the Netherlands from 1809 to 1815
Reviewed by Anne Woodley

King, Dean and Hattendorf, John B.
Every Man Will Do His Duty: An Anthology of Firsthand Accounts From the Age of Nelson, 1793-1815
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Leventhal, Lionel
On Publishing: A Professional Memoir
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Ludwig, Emil.
Napoleon

Luvaas, Jay.
Napoleon on the Art of War

Malcomson, Robert
Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1813
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Mallinson, Allan
A Close Run Thing

Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Markham, J. David
Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon's Grande Armée 1805 - 1814
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Napoleon's Road to Glory: Triumphs, Defeats & Immortality
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Maughan, Stephen E.
The Napoleonic Soldier
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky, Lieutenant General Alexander.
Russo-Turkish War of 1806-1812
Translated and edited by Alexander Mikaberidze
Reviewed by: Robert Goetz

Miller, Benjamin
The Adventures of Serjeant Benjamin Miller whilst Serving in the 4th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: 1796 to 1815
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Moiret, Joseph-Marie
Captain Joseph-Marie Moiret: Memoirs of Napoleon’s Egyptian Expedition 1798 – 1801
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Morvan, Jean
Le Soldat Impérial, 1800-1814.
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Muir, Rory
Salamanca 1812
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Muir, Rory
Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Murray, Venetia
An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Myerly, Scott Hughes
British Military Spectacle: From the Napoleonic Wars Through to Crimea
Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Nafziger, George
Imperial Bayonets: Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion and Brigade as Found in Contemporary Regulations
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Nafziger, George
The Napoleonic Studies Booklets
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

North, Jonathan, ed.
The Napoleon Options: Alternate Decisions of the Napoleonic Wars

Paret, Peter
Yorck and the Era of Prussian Reform, 1807-1815
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Pawley, Ronald
The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Pigeard, Alain
Napoleon et les Troupes Polonaises 1797-1815
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Pope, Stephen
Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Rawkins, W. J.
The W. J. Rawkins Uniform Books
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Reid, Stuart
Highlanders: Fearless Celtic Warriors
Reviewed by Howie Muir

Ridley, Ronald
Napoleon's Proconsul in Egypt: The Life and Times of Bernardino Drovetti
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Robertson, Ian
Wellington at War in the Peninsula, 1808-1814: An Overview and a Guide
Reviewed by Rory Muir

Wellington Invades France: the Final Phase of the Peninsular War 1813 – 1814
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Rousselot, Lucien (paintings), Ryan, Edward (Text)
Napoleon's Elite Cavalry: Cavalry of the Imperial Guard, 1804-1815, the paintings of Lucien Rousselot
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Napoleon's Elite Cavalry: Cavalry of the Imperial Guard, 1804-1815, the paintings of Lucien Rousselot
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Ryan, Edward
Napoleon's Shield and Guardian: The Unconquerable General Daumesnil

Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Schaumann, August Ludolf Friedrich
On the Road with Wellington: The Diary of a War Commissary
Reviewed by Alfons Libert

Schneid, Frederick
Napoleon's Italian Campaigns, 1805-1815
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Schom, Alan
Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Schur, Nathan
Napoleon In The Holy Land
Reviewed by Bob Burnham

Skaggs, David Curtis and Gerard T. Altoff
A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Smith, Denis
The Prisoners of Cabrera: Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers, 1809-1814
Reviewed by: Tom Holmberg

Smith, Digby
1813 Leipzig: : Napoleon and the Battle of the Nations
Reviewed by: Allan Mountford

Smith, Digby
Charge! Great Cavalry Charges of the Napoleonic Wars
Reviewed by Jack Harvey

Charge! Great Cavalry Charges of the Napoleonic Wars
Reviewed by Alexander Mikaberidze

Smith, Digby
The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book
Reviewed by Martin Liechty

Smith, Digby
Napoleon's Regiments: Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1814
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Smith, Sir Harry
The Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith, 1787-1819
Reviewed by Anne Woodley

Soltyk, John Lawrence
Operations of the Polish Army during the 1809 Campaign in Poland
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Sparrow, Elizabeth
Secret Service: British Agents in France, 1792-1815

Reviewed by Dave Hollins

Secret Service: British Agents in France, 1792-1815
Reviewed by Kevin Kiley

Sydenham, Michael J.
Leonard Bourdon: The Career of a Revolutionary, 1754-1807
Reviewed by Tom Holmberg

Thompson, Mark S.
The Fatal Hill: The Allied Campaign under Beresford in Southern Spain in 1811
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Tone, John Lawrence
The Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain
Reviewed by Robert Markley

Tranie & Carmigniani
The Napoleonic Books of Tranie & Carmigniani
Reviewed by Yves Martin

Unsworth, Barry
Losing Nelson

Reviewed by Howie Muir

Urban, March
The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Van Uythoven, Geert
Voorwaarts Bataven!
Reviewed by Bruno Nackaerts

Vernet, Carle
Uniforms of Napoleon's Army
Reviewed by Robert Burnham

Villepin, Dominique
Les Cent-Jours, ou l'Esprit de Sacrifice
(Review in English)
Les Cent-Jours, ou l'Esprit de Sacrifice (Review in French)
Reviewed by Dominique Contant

Voykowitsch, Bernhard
Castiglione 1796, Napoleon Repulses Wurmer's First Attack
Reviewed by Alfons Libert

Weller, Jac
On Wellington, The Duke and his Art of War
Reviewed by Martin Liechty

Weller, Jac
Wellington at Waterloo
Reviewed by Bob Burnham

Woloch, Isser
Napoleon and His Collaborators: The Making of a Dictatorship
Reviewed by: Alexander Stavropoulos

Woolgar, C.M. (editor)
Wellington Studies II
Reviewed by Rory Muir

Worley, Colin
An Atlas of the Peninsular War: 1808 - 1814
Reviewed by Bob Burnham

Zarzeczny, Matthew D.
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