Napoleon s Buttons

Napoleon s Buttons
Author: Penny Le Couteur,Jay Burreson
Publsiher: Tarcher
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Buttons Book Excerpt:

Describes seventeen chemical compounds in spices, textile fibers, dyes, explosives, medicines, and other substances--including the drugs that account for witches flying on broomsticks--and how they affect civilization.

Napoleon s Buttons

Napoleon s Buttons
Author: Penny Le Couteur,Jay Burreson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-05-24
ISBN: 1440650322
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Buttons Book Excerpt:

Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change as small as the position of an atom can lead to enormous alterations in the properties of a substance-which, in turn, can result in great historical shifts. With lively prose and an eye for colorful and unusual details, Le Couteur and Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment Volume 1

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment  Volume 1
Author: Paul L. Dawson
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN: 1526701936
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon’s personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. Used by Napoleon as his principal tactical reserve, the Guard was engaged only sparingly, being deployed at the crucial moment of battle to turn the tide of victory in favor of the Emperor of the French. Naturally, the Imperial Guard has been the subject of numerous books over many decades, yet there has never been a publication that has investigated the uniforms and equipment of the infantry of the Imperial Guard in such detail and with such precision. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by an unrivaled collection of illustrations, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renowned military artist, Keith Rocco, has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Imperial Guard, and will not only be invaluable to historians, but also reenactors, wargamers and modelers. It is one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.

Napoleon s Mercenaries

Napoleon s Mercenaries
Author: Guy Dempsey
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN: 1784380199
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Mercenaries Book Excerpt:

This superb and comprehensive book details the foreign units which formed such an important part of Napoleon's forces. It examines each non-French unit in turn, giving an overview of the unit's origins, its organizational and combat history, its uniforms and standards, and details of the unit's eventual fate. Colourful accounts, taken from contemporary reports and memoirs, emphasize the qualities of the unit and throw light on what life was like for many of the foreign soldiers recruited into the Grande Armée. In total more than 100 different foreign units that served in the French Army are investigated in detail in this ambitious publication. Some foreign units fought and flourished throughout the Consulate and Empire, whilst others lasted for just a few months. Covers Polish, German, Swiss, Italian, Spanish, and other units in the French Army and presents a combat history and details uniforms for each regiment. Napoleon's Mercenaries is the best single-volume study of this aspect of Napoleon s army and a vital reference for every Napoleonic enthusiast. Little can be found on the foreign units that were an integral part of the French army ... For a long time a gap has existed, but now Napoleon s Mercenaries fills this gap. Robert Burnham, Napoleonic Series

Napoleon s Guard Infantry 1

Napoleon s Guard Infantry  1
Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN: 1782001492
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Guard Infantry 1 Book Excerpt:

The concept of the bodyguard is as ancient as the practice of an individual assuming the leadership of a group or tribe. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of élite warriors, owing personal allegiance to their sovereign and obeying no others, have illuminated or stained the annals of military history. Napoleon's Imperial Guards probably represent the last true link in a chain spanning the ages. Philip Haythornthwaite describes the history, organisation and equipment of Napoleon's Guard Infantry in an engaging work which includes numerous illustrations and eight full page colour plates superbly drawn by Bryan Fosten.

Napoleon s Infantry

Napoleon s Infantry
Author: Gabriele Esposito
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-10-30
ISBN: 1399008323
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Infantry Book Excerpt:

This volume covers the infantry units of Napoleon’s Imperial Army, during the crucial years 1800-1815. When the future Emperor assumed control of France, the infantry of his army was disorganized and poorly equipped; it lacked discipline and was trained in a quite old-fashioned way. Napoleon acted very rapidly to resolve the major problems of his foot troops, by giving them a new structure and by teaching them new tactics. By 1805, the French infantry was without a doubt the best in the world in terms of combat capabilities. The book will cover all the categories of units that were part of Napoleon’s infantry: line regiments, light regiments, foreign corps and special corps. It is not always realized that the French infantry of 1800-1815 included large numbers of foreign soldiers and even an Irish Legion; all these little-known corps are taken into consideration, together with several special corps like Corsican light infantry and mountain infantry. Gabriele Esposito provides a complete guide to the French infantry of Napoleon, illustrated with rare contemporary uniform plates that have never been published before.

Napoleon s Train Troops 1800 1815

Napoleon s Train Troops  1800 1815
Author: Paul Lindsay Dawson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1446763714
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Napoleon Xylophone

Napoleon Xylophone
Author: Frank Lambert
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 1780882629
Category: Children with disabilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon Xylophone Book Excerpt:

A changeling padded out from the shadows at the far end of the cavern. It had taken on the form of a lioness, with fur as black as a starless night. It walked towards Ackx and began to lick its master's face. Ackx opened his eyes and something like a smile crossed his face. Something like the smile a crocodile makes while eating its lunch... Napoleon Xylophone hates his name; that’s why his friends call him Zam. He doesn’t know it yet, but he is set to become a hero – a hero with a walking disability. When adventure comes knocking, Zam doesn’t let his disability get in the way of fighting the changelings, wytes and gargoyles that come to life in the underworld beneath Newcastle. Not when he has a wheelchair that can fly, a ghost for a best friend and a grandfather who has created a new life form that allows whoever wears it to speak to Time... Napoleon Xylophone is an inspirational work of fantasy fiction that will appeal to 12-16 year old children. The main aim of the book is to give disabled children a voice to help them express how they fit into society. As Zam, one of the few disabled superheroes in fiction, travels through the pages of his story, he shows the difficulties disabled children encounter every day. Zam is more than a teenager in a wheelchair with an amazing story to tell; he is a hero anyone can look up to.

Napoleon s Mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard

Napoleon   s Mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard
Author: Ronald Pawly
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-02-20
ISBN: 1780964072
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard Book Excerpt:

A concise history of the hand-picked elite cavalry guard that served as Napoleon's close personal escort and were committed to the most dangerous areas of combat on the battlefield. Formed from his original escort of 'Guides' and the 'Consular Guard' in 1799, the Mounted Chasseurs were a personal favourite of the Emperor, who wore their uniform on campaign. Ronald Pawly's unique research into regimental archives has uncovered unprecedented detail about this exceptional unit and its soldiers and officers. With their colourful uniforms recreated in full-colour artwork and accounts of their actions in the most critical Napoleonic battles, this book provides a comprehensive description of these legendary elite soldiers.

Napoleon s Guard Infantry 2

Napoleon s Guard Infantry  2
Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2012-06-20
ISBN: 1780969813
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Guard Infantry 2 Book Excerpt:

This title looks at Napoleon's Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard's chief of personnel, Courtois. The title 'Young Guard' was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term 'Middle Guard' came into use about 1811. From the beginning the newer guard regiments were committed to action first, the Old Guard, as Napoleon wrote, 'being so precious, one fears to expose them'; thus the Fusiliers-Chasseurs distinguished themselves at Hilsberg whilst the rest of the Guard was kept in reserve. In 1808 the Fusiliers went to Spain, serving at the Madrid rising, Medina and Guadalajara. Philip Haythornwaite examines these troops in a detailed text backed by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten.

Young Bloods Wellington and Napoleon 1

Young Bloods  Wellington and Napoleon 1
Author: Simon Scarrow
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 075535088X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Bloods Wellington and Napoleon 1 Book Excerpt:

YOUNG BLOODS is the first gripping novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. Perfect for fans of Robert Harris. Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris he's thrust into the revolutionary army poised to march against Britain. As two mighty Empires embark on a bloody duel, Wesley and Bonaparte prepare to face a sworn enemy, unaware that the fate of Europe will one day lie in their hands...

Napoleon at Home

Napoleon at Home
Author: Frédéric Masson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Napoleon s Egypt

Napoleon s Egypt
Author: Juan Cole
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN: 0230607411
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Egypt Book Excerpt:

In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, including how they imagined Egypt, how their expectations differed from what they found, and how they grappled with military challenges in a foreign land. Cole ultimately reveals how Napoleon's invasion, the first modern attempt to invade the Arab world, invented and crystallized the rhetoric of liberal imperialism.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Lord Rosebery
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN: 1605205672
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon Book Excerpt:

British statesman and author ARCHIBALD PHILIP PRIMROSE, 5TH EARL OF ROSEBERY (1847-1929) served two terms as Foreign Secretary and one controversial tenure as Prime Minister in 1894-5. His political experience combined with his abiding interest in all things imperial surely makes him one of the most intriguing historians to write about the life of Napoleon. In this monograph, first published in 1900, Lord Rosebery looks at Napoleon's final years and the legacy he left behind, expounding upon the previous writings about the French emperor, especially with regards to his doubts about their veracity and completeness, and offering his thoughts on Napoleon's life in exile, the question of what title he should be afforded, Napoleon's impact upon democracy, and much more. This curious volume of 19th-century history will intrigue students of Napoleon and of historical commentary alike.

Napoleon at the Boulogne Camp

Napoleon at the Boulogne Camp
Author: Fernand Nicolay
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2017-06-28
ISBN: 1787205444
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon at the Boulogne Camp Book Excerpt:

“THE reasons which induced me to publish the present work are briefly these: My father was a Boulonnais, and owner of the land historically famous for its associations with Bonaparte and Bruix. I have therefore in my possession a number of documents, hitherto unpublished, concerning the Camp of Boulogne. “Besides this, during the many years spent on my father’s property at the Plateau d’Odre, I have had many opportunities of acquiring information and collecting circumstantial evidence on the spot itself, from old men who had seen and talked with Napoleon, and had served under him. “When writing these pages, in full view of the splendid panorama of the Boulogne roadstead, and from the top of the very cliff on which Napoleon and the Commander of the Flotilla had once taken up their quarters, I could not help thinking that the narrative of former events and of memorable incidents would certainly be of psychological interest to the public. “Added to this, it seemed to me that a faithful record of typical details connected with Napoleon’s Camp at Boulogne, might even prove a useful contribution to the military history of that period, in which the extraordinary and fertile activity of Napoleon—seconded by the ardour, so typical, of his soldiers and sailors—had inspired England with fear, and served to organise an incomparable army.”

The Napoleon Anecdotes

The Napoleon Anecdotes
Author: William Henry Ireland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1830
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Napoleon Anecdotes Book Excerpt:

Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and His Times

Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and His Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and His Times Book Excerpt:

Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and his times compiled from every authentic source With plates including portraits

Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and his times  compiled from every authentic source   With plates  including portraits
Author: A. CUNNINGHAM (Author of “The Revolutions of Europe.”.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 552
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and his times compiled from every authentic source With plates including portraits Book Excerpt:

Napoleon s Infantry Handbook

Napoleon s Infantry Handbook
Author: Terry Crowdy
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 1473852323
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Infantry Handbook Book Excerpt:

If not a field marshal's baton, what did Napoleon's soldiers really carry in their backpacks? Napoleon's Infantry Handbook is an essential reference guide, filled with fascinating detail on the training, tactics, equipment, service and administration of Napoleon's infantry regiments. Based on contemporary training manuals, regulations and orders, Napoleon's Infantry Handbook details the everyday routines and practises which governed the imperial army up to the Battle of Waterloo and made it one of history's most formidable military machines. Through years of research, Terry Crowdy has amassed a huge wealth of information on every aspect of the infantryman's existence, from weapons drill and maintenance, uniform regulations, pay, diet, cooking regulations, hygiene and latrine digging, medical care, burial of the dead, how to apply for leave and so on. This remarkable book fills in the gaps left by campaign histories and even eyewitness memoirs, which often omit such details. This book doesn't merely recount what Napoleon's armies did, it explains how they did it. The result is a unique guide to the everyday life of Napoleon's infantry soldiers.

Memoirs of Constant the Emperor Napoleon s Head Valet

Memoirs of Constant  the Emperor Napoleon s Head Valet
Author: Louis Constant Wairy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Valets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of Constant the Emperor Napoleon s Head Valet Book Excerpt: