In this definitive account of the Peninsular War (1807-14), Napoleon's six-year war against Spain, Ronald Fraser examines what led to the emperor's devastating defeat against the popular opposition - the guerrillas - and their British and Portuguese allies. As well as relating the histories of the great political and military figures of the war, Fraser brings to life the anonymous masses - the artisans, peasants and women who fought, suffered and died - and restores their role in this barbaric war to its rightful place. This vivid, meticulously researched book offers a distinct and profound vision of "Napoleon's Vietnam" and shows the reality of the disasters of war: the suffering, discontents and social upheaval that accompanied the fighting.
|Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 22,9cm x 4cm||Vekt||1030 gram|
|Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd||Emner og form||European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Battles & campaigns, Military history|