Austerlitz, 1805 by Christopher Duffy

Austerlitz, 1805 by Christopher Duffy soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Maps;

From the cover: The Battle of Austerlitz was the first and perhaps the greatest victory of Napoleons Grande Armee. Through the graphic recreation of that day in Tolstoys War and Peace, the main features of the action and the characters of the chief participants have long been familiar to generations of readers. What has hitherto been lacking has been a comprehensive and objective study of the battle. Earlier books have tended to concentrate exclusively on the achievements of the French and to ignore the viewpoint of the vanquished.

In this book Christopher Duffy sets out to redress the balance, basing his work on original manuscripts in Austrian and British archives, as well as on recently-published Russian documentation. It includes an assessment of the French, Russian, and Austrian armies, a description of the preceding campaign, and a set of orders of battle.

In general, the book follows the same pattern as the authors widely acclaimed study of the Battle of Borodino. His new book maintains the same high standard of scholarship and readability.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 194 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of my crop hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Military History catalogue?


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