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Author Jomini, Antoine Henri, baron de, 1779-1869, author.

Title The Political and Military History of the Campaign of Waterloo [Illustrated Edition] [electronic resource] / Antoine Henri Jomini.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Wagram Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (222 pages)
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Summary Waterloo Illustration Pack 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. Of the many commentators of Napoleon and his campaigns, few if any have as much ground to claim to have understood the Emperor's intentions as well as Jomini, who had served under him for over a decade. In this account of the Waterloo campaign, Jomini dissects the actions of all the commanders and their decisions as the action moves toward the actual battle on the 18th. As a Swiss, he avoids much of the bias of the French historical accounts (and some books since) written in the aftermath of the defeat, by evaluating Bl cher, Wellington and Napoleon's decisions critically. A fascinating study of the 1815 campaign. Of the Author Jomini worked in staff positions for Marshal Ney prior to being attached to the Emperor's own headquarters during the 1806 and 1807 campaigns. He was pushed out of the Grande Arm e into the arms of the Russian service in 1813, becoming aide-de-camp to the Tzar. He was famous for his copious output of works on the military theory and strategy employed during the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and even those of Frederick the Great. He is often remembered for his chef d uvre, the Art of War, and has been dubbed the founder of modern strategy by historian John Shy. Author General Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini (1779-1869) Translation Captain S. V. Benet (1827-1895).
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Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Elba and the Hundred Days, 1814-1815.
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815.
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Added Author Benet, S. V. (Stephen Vincent), 1827-1895.
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Other Form: Other version: Jomini, Antoine Henri, baron de, 1779-1869. Political and military history of the campaign of Waterloo. New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1864. (DLC)04011640
ISBN 9781908902535 (e-pub)
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