1805: Austerlitz: Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition

Austerlitz Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition Revealing new study of Napoleon s greatest victory Dispels many of the myths surrounding the famous battle of the three emperors Brought to life with numerous eyewitness accounts A Main Selection for

Battle of Austerlitz Battle of Austerlitz Summary Facts Britannica Battle of Austerlitz, also called Battle of the Three Emperors, December , , the first engagement of the War of the Third Coalition and one of Napoleon s greatest victories. The Napoleonic Wars The Battle of Austerlitz On December , , Napoleon s Grand Arme of , troops fought approximately , coalition soldiers at Austerlitz A month earlier, the French army had marched victoriously into the Austrian capital of Napoleon Series Reviews Austerlitz A search of WorldCat, a comprehensive bibliographic resource, shows Austerlitz is one of only four books on Austerlitz published so far in , while close to fifty books have appeared on Trafalgar Compared to the output of new and reprinted works on Waterloo, the Peninsula campaigns, or the campaign against Russia, any new work on the War of the Third Coalition is than welcome. Battle of Austerlitz Napoleon s Greatest Victory The Battle of Austerlitz, December , , was the decisive victory of the Napoleonic Army against the armies of the Third Anti Napoleonic Coalition It went down in history as the Battle of Three Emperors , as the armies of the emperors of Austrian Franz II and Russian Alexander I, fought against the army of Emperor Napoleon I. Austerlitz Napoleon and the Destruction of the Austerlitz Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition is a detailed military analysis of one of Napoleon s most famous battles It may not be an easy to read book with a free flowing narrative but it is a well researched and well presented military study of a famous campaign. Austerlitz Napoleon and the book by Robert Goetz Austerlitz Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition By Robert Goetz Greenhill Books pages, maps, illustrations, tables, appendices ISBN The Battle of Austerlitz was perhaps the greatest of all Napoleon s victories,

  • Title: 1805: Austerlitz: Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition
  • Author: Robert Goetz
  • ISBN: 9781853676444
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Revealing new study of Napoleon s greatest victory Dispels many of the myths surrounding the famous battle of the three emperors Brought to life with numerous eyewitness accounts A Main Selection for the History Book Club The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon s many victories The magnitude of the French achievementRevealing new study of Napoleon s greatest victory Dispels many of the myths surrounding the famous battle of the three emperors Brought to life with numerous eyewitness accounts A Main Selection for the History Book Club The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon s many victories The magnitude of the French achievement against a significantly larger army was unprecedented In this insightful new study the author analyses the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the battle hour by hour, describing the fierce see saw battle around Sokolnitz, the epic struggle for the Pratzen Heights, the dramatic engagement between the legendary Lannes and Bagration in the north, and the widely misunderstood clash of Napoleon s Imperial Guard and Alexander s Imperial Leib Guard The author has produced a detailed and balanced assessment of the battle that for the first time places familiar French accounts in their proper perspective and exposes many myths regarding the battle that have been perpetuated and even embellished in recent books With 1805 Austerlitz, the reader is left with a new appreciation of Napoleon and his Grande Army of 1805, an army that decisively defeated not a hapless relic of the ancien regime but rather a formidable professional army that had fought the French armies on equal terms five years earlier Robert Goetz has been studying the Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars for the past seven years, an area of specialization that emerged from his longstanding interest in the French Revolution and Napoleonic era He is the author of several award winning articles concerning the Russian Army and its campaigns.

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    1. Austerlitz can legitimately be described as one of the greatest of Napoleon Bonaparte's victories. The battle destroyed the coalition among Austrians, Prussians, and Russians. The Holy Roman Empire was finally (and mercifully) terminated. This volume looks at the actual nitty gritty details of the Austerlitz campaign. The author notes that (page 13): "The story of the 1805 Campaign and the stunning victory of Austerlitz is the story of the beginning of the Napoleon of history and the Grande Arme [...]

    2. 1805: Austerlitz: Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition is a detailed military analysis of one of Napoleon's most famous battles. It may not be an easy to read book with a free-flowing narrative but it is a well-researched and well-presented military study of a famous campaign.The author has provided numerous footnotes through the book along with some decent maps to follow the action. He has also presented a number of points of views from previous books on the subject, highlighting [...]

    3. I thought I would write a review to justify the two stars I rated the book, as it is unfair to the author with no description. This book was to big of an undertaking for me with the background knowledge I had on the subject. This book I would not recommend to beginners. Information on the history of the armies involved, and the area these battles were fought would made this an easier read for me. Goetz goes to great lengths to describe the events of the war. He uses immense amounts of detail for [...]

    4. This was an okay account of Austerlitz, if tediously one-dimensional. I was especially disappointed that the commanders involved (including Napoleon) were basically cardboard cutouts with names. If the author would have fleshed out the individual commanders even a bit, it would have added some much needed depth to the book. If you want to know which unit was where at a specific time and what it did while it was there, then this is the book for you. If you're looking for a gripping battle narrati [...]

    5. This book is for those who delight in the minutiae of military campaigns and battles. Austerlitz in December 1805 established Napoleon as the master of Europe from the Atlantic to Russia. Fought in Moravia (N E of Vienna), Napoleon decisively defeated a larger combined army from Russia and The Austrian Empire. The strength of this book is the analysis of the differences between the various armies engaged, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as the reasons for this decisive victory and the re [...]

    6. This a really in-depth look at the battle of Austerlitz with troop movements and the reasons for victory and defeat. This is like blow by Blow desciption of a boxing match, round by round analogy.Very informative and descriptive. The fast moving and interesting and intense account. Serious Military historians will love this book. Not for the casual reader This book has alot of unit movements and unit commanders its easy to get lost.

    7. Superb account to napoleons great battleI had always thought the Austrian and Russian armies were far behind at the tactical level but this book shows they fought well and with skill at brigade level but were let down by a bad plan and were fighting the grand armee at its military peak of efficiency

    8. Pretty solid book. Alot of detail and more in depth looks at the Russian and Austrian sides. The narrative was readable and clear. Too many footnotes with information that could have been worked into the text.

    9. Startling detail. As you read, the battle lines can be seen reflected in the sabers, the frost on the coats. Written with such concision the mind fills in only three or four pages and a pause is needed to ruminate on the lives involved.

    10. good but not great. Looking for another book on this topic, which probably tells you this wasn't good enough for me.

    11. A very thorough narrative and military analysis of the Battle of Austerlitz. Definitely one of the better books out there on the subject.

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