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The Resource Napoleon's expedition to Russia, General Count Philippe de Ségur ; edited by Christopher Summerville

Napoleon's expedition to Russia, General Count Philippe de Ségur ; edited by Christopher Summerville

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Napoleon's expedition to Russia
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Napoleon's expedition to Russia
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General Count Philippe de Ségur ; edited by Christopher Summerville
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A sensation when it was first published in 1821 under the title History of the Expedition to Russia, Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812, this chronicle offers an at once heroic and tragic first-hand narrative of the campaign that in a space of six months claimed 1,000,000 lives and set in motion the chain of events that culminated in the fall of France's First Empire." "In the almost two centuries since French General Philippe de Segur's account appeared in Paris, it has provided historians of the Napoleonic era with an unparalleled eyewitness source for graphically detailed and dramatically related material, as it contains some of the most striking and poignant descriptions of war ever written. A member of the imperial staff during the Russian expedition, Segur also renders an intimate portrait of the charismatic and brilliant but hubristic and disastrously fallible Napoleon himself, his imperial eye always on glory as he trudged through gore. Segur's candor resulted in a duel with Napoleon's former aide-de-camp a scandal that only heightened demand for this history, which was ultimately translated into every major European language." "This new one-volume edition of Segur's massive work concentrates on the campaign's key events from Napoleon's fateful crossing of the Niemen into Lithuania with 500,000 men on June 24, 1812, to the final retreat, with 10,000 survivors, on 14 December. This new, single-volume edition of the Expedition to Russia includes a specially commissioned campaign map, a chronology, a biographical list of principal personalities, historical and explanatory notes, and a bibliography to clarify the text and context of Segur's celebrated and unsparing history."--BOOK JACKET
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  • Histoire de Napoléon et de la grande-armée pendant l'année 1812
  • History of the expedition to Russia, undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the year 1812
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1780-1873
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Ségur, Philippe-Paul
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC235.S45
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Summerville, C. J.
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  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Napoleon
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Napoleon's expedition to Russia, General Count Philippe de Ségur ; edited by Christopher Summerville
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Cover title: Napoleon's expedition to Russia : the memoirs of General de Ségur
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13446757
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 306 p.
Isbn
9781841194547
Lccn
2003536829
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Label
Napoleon's expedition to Russia, General Count Philippe de Ségur ; edited by Christopher Summerville
Publication
Note
Cover title: Napoleon's expedition to Russia : the memoirs of General de Ségur
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13446757
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 306 p.
Isbn
9781841194547
Lccn
2003536829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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