Napoleon's colorful but disastrous Russian campaign has been strangely neglected by American publishers. Bridging the gap between popular and scholarly history, historian Cate has written a thoroughly detailed and researched account that should also appeal to the lay reader. His writing is deliberately paced but dramatic and does far more justice to the extremely complex political and military situation of 1812 than Philippe de Segur's Napoleon's Russian Campaign (1965), the only other work available in the United States. This is a good selection for those who identify the Napoleonic era only with Waterloo. Recommended to public and academic libraries. Raymond L. Puffer.

The War of the Two Emperors: The Duel between Napoleon and Alexander: 1812

  • 1985 Random Hosue