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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

"There is a marked correlation between the clothes that Bonaparte the general wore, & those worn by Napoleon the emperor. Even when he was first consul he wore the laurel edged uniform of a general in the republic, much as he wore when he stormed the bridge at Arcole. The distinctive olive grey coat & cocked hat over the undress uniform of the chasseurs a cheval de la Garde Imperiale came about around the time of Austerlitz.

That is to say that before 1805 there was no Napoleon. Without Ulm & Austerlitz there could not have been a Napoleon. Without these events, Europe would have remembered a heroic revolutionary general who quietened the bloodlust of the revolution. A young soldier on a bridge with a flag, not an emperor on a horse with a hat…"
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Armand

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

Quite a good review

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Brechtel19806 Jul 2018 3:29 a.m. PST

I have bought the book and it is inbound.

Gazzola08 Jul 2018 6:26 a.m. PST

It looks an interesting title. But Amazon appear to be offering two versions of the hardback, both at different prices and published by different publishers?

Napoleon Volume 2: Spirit of the Age (1st March 2018)
Faber & Faber, 560 pages @ £21.00 GBP (free postage)

Spirit of the Age: 1805-1810 (3rd April 2018)
Pegasus Books, 544 pages @ £17.99 GBPp (free postage)

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