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Tango0127 Feb 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

"On 14 June 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte fought his first battle as French head of state at Marengo in northern Italy. Unexpectedly attacked, Napoleon's army fought one of the most intense battles of the French Revolutionary Wars. Forced to retreat, and threatened with encirclement, Napoleon saved his reputation with a daring counterattack, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. This battle consolidated Napoleon's political position and placed the crown of France within his reach.
Meticulously researched using memoirs, reports and regimental histories from both armies, Marengo casts new light on this crucial battle and reveals why Napoleon came so close to defeat and why the Austrians ultimately threw their victory away. With the most detailed account of the battle ever written, the author focuses on the leading personalities in the French and Austrian camps, describing the key events leading up to the battle, and the complex armistice negotiations which followed. For the first time, the author exposes the full story of Carlo Gioelli, the enigmatic Italian double agent who misled both armies in the prelude to battle"
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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

Guess you just don't bother looking at any other posts, even on the same board, eh.

Tango0128 Feb 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Sometimes… I did…. Why?…(smile)


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2018 6:54 p.m. PST
Tango0101 Mar 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

How can I guess "Marengo" by that tittle?… I usually read the threads of my good friend Gazzola… I missed this one… what a mess…!


Gazzola01 Mar 2018 3:35 p.m. PST


I guess I could have put Marengo in the actual topic title. But not to worry, with two posts about the same forthcoming book, it will give others more of a chance to hear about it and I am sure the author won't mind that.

Tango0102 Mar 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

}Thanks my friend!. (smile)


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

Snag is no two sites agree on this Marengo business…….

OK, Chicken, tomatoes and garlic, obviously, but…..

?Mushrooms, ?Crayfish (seriously), ?fried eggs (surely not, yuk).

I just hope this new recipe book settles this, with some decent research. All we need then is a battle, in Northern Italy, to celebrate the dish!

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