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Old November 14th, 2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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What's the Battle Cry of Freedom of the Napoleonic Wars?


James McPherson's book Battle Cry of Freedom is the most comprehensive, but concise book on all aspects of the causes of the American Civil War as well as the American Civil War itself.

What is the Battle Cry of Freedom of the Napoleonic Wars? I'm looking for a book recommendation that's comprehensive but concise. It also needs to be a book that is not in encyclopedia format.
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I think I'd recommend Andrew Roberts' "Napoleon The Great". As a biography it focuses on him, of course, but covers the political shifts, diplomacy and campaigns quite well from the revolution to the restoration. It's not as fawning as the title would suggest.

Is it definitive? No.
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For the Napoleonic Wars?

Probably either Campaigns of Napoleon by David Chandler and/or Napoleon's Wars by Charles Esdaile.
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For the Napoleonic Wars?

Probably either Campaigns of Napoleon by David Chandler and/or Napoleon's Wars by Charles Esdaile.
What do you think about the latter? I see it is only 656 pages.
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What do you think about the latter? I see it is only 656 pages.
It puts the Napoleonic Wars in about the widest diplomatic and political contexts possible while still being about the Napoleonic Wars.
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