The Resource Napoleon and Berlin : the Franco-Prussian war in North Germany, 1813, Michael V. Leggiere

Napoleon and Berlin : the Franco-Prussian war in North Germany, 1813, Michael V. Leggiere

Label
Napoleon and Berlin : the Franco-Prussian war in North Germany, 1813
Title
Napoleon and Berlin
Title remainder
the Franco-Prussian war in North Germany, 1813
Statement of responsibility
Michael V. Leggiere
Title variation
Napoleon & Berlin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At a time when Napoleon needed all his forces to reassert French dominance in Central Europe, why did he fixate on the Prussian capital of Berlin? On four separate occasions during the Campaign of 1813, Napoleon unleashed French armies against Berlin, and each time his efforts ended in failure. In Napoleon and Berlin, Michael V. Leggiere explores Napoleon's almost obsessive desire to capture Berlin and how this strategy ultimately cost him all of Germany." "Napoleon's motives have remained a subject of controversy from his own day until ours. Instead of concentrating his forces for a decisive showdown with the enemy, he repeatedly detached large numbers of troops, under ineffective commanders, toward the capture of Berlin. Napoleon hoped to deliver a tremendous blow to Prussia's war-making capacity and morale. Leggiere argues that ironically the heavy losses and strategic reverses the French sustained in this questionable undertaking left Napoleon's Grande Armee vulnerable to an Allied coalition that eventually drove Napoleon from Central Europe forever." "Based on research in archives throughout France and Germany, this book is the first English-language history of Prussia's "War of Liberation" and of its mobilization and use of the Landwehr, the Prussian militia. Most works on Napoleon mention the defense of Berlin only in passing. This book proves that Prussia's victory over the French decisively contributed to Napoleon's defeat in 1813. Not only did the Prussians change the course of the war, but their victories made future Prussian and German armies the envy of the world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.2/742/09431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DC236
  • DC236
LC item number
  • .L44 2002
  • .L44 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Campaigns and commanders
Series volume
volume 1
Label
Napoleon and Berlin : the Franco-Prussian war in North Germany, 1813, Michael V. Leggiere
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gross Beeren
  • The Politics of Dissension
  • Dennewitz
  • At the Rubicon
  • Crossing the Rubicon
  • Leipzig
  • France and Prussia
  • The Sixth Coalition
  • The Defense of Berlin
  • Luckau
  • Muskets, Saddles, and Shoes
  • Axes, Spades, and Water
  • Plans and Preparations
  • Opening Moves
Control code
47717828
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780806133997
Lccn
2001048068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Print. ǂb Norman, Oklahoma : ǂc University of Oklahoma, ǂd 2014.
System control number
(OCoLC)47717828

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