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Napoleon's Expedition to Russia The Memoirs of General Count de Segur by General de Segur
  

Napoleon's Expedition to Russia The Memoirs of General Count de Segur

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Napoleon's Expedition to Russia The Memoirs of General Count de Segur by General de Segur

Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 remains one of the greatest military and humanitarian disasters of all time. Within six months a million lives were lost, the largest army ever assembled was destroyed, and the Emperor himself transformed from the master of a continent to a fugitive.General Count de Segur's first-hand account remains our chief source of information about this most dramatic of military debacles. From the Grand Army's first steps on Russian soil, to its miraculous escape at the River Berezina, this must rank as one of the greatest war stories ever written.First published in 1824, it caused a sensation. The author, who had served on the Emperor's staff, dared to present him as a flawed genius, resulting in a duel with Napoleon's former aide-de-camp, General Gourgaud. The public blood-letting (de Segur was wounded) only heightened demand and it was translated into every major European language.

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Christopher Summerville is the editor of the critically acclaimed Robinson edition of The Exploits of Baron de Marbot.

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Publication date

1st January 2003

Author

General de Segur

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Publisher

Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

European history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Battles & campaigns
Napoleonic Wars

ISBN

9781841194547

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