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Tango0108 May 2023 8:40 p.m. PST

… Great Campaigns

Of Possible interest?

Free to read

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arthur181509 May 2023 2:11 a.m. PST

Thanks, Armand!

rustymusket09 May 2023 6:06 a.m. PST

Thanks, Armand!

Brechtel19809 May 2023 2:41 p.m. PST

The author does use some suspect sources in his essay including Jomini's various 'histories', Nosworthy's With Musket, Cannon and Sword…, Marshal Macdonald's Recollections, Weigley's The Age of Battles, Britt's Wars of Napoleon, this last being a replacement text in History of the Military Art at West Point, the text it replaced being much superior to this one.

Further, Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon is overused and Owen Connelly's Blundering to Glory is not helpful, nor is Esdaile's Napoleon's Wars.

Tango0109 May 2023 3:28 p.m. PST

A votre service mes amis…


Valmy9209 May 2023 5:03 p.m. PST

I read it when it was new and thought it was quite interesting at the time. Are the sources suspect? Depends on what you're using them for.
Is everything that uses "suspect" sources useless? Not really IIRC it's more a synthesis of secondary sources rather than primary research.

Brechtel19810 May 2023 2:35 p.m. PST

If a book, et al, has inaccurate or incorrect information, then its value lessens considerably. That makes the book or other source suspect and it shouldn't be used as a source.

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