Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires (Campaign) (Paperback)

Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires (Campaign) By Ian Castle, Christa Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ian Castle, Christa Hook (Illustrator)
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This all-new volume chronicles the events that climaxed on the field of Austerlitz in one of the most famous battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Not only was it the first campaign that Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but also the first great test for his Grande Armée. The Emperor himself regarded it as his greatest victory and it undoubtedly won him a mastery of Europe that would remain unbroken for almost a decade. Most accounts of the campaign have until now been based almost exclusively on French sources, but following extensive research in the Austrian archives Ian Castle is now able to provide a far more balanced account of Austerlitz.

About the Author

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986, after studying under her father Richard Hook. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television. She has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular artists, having illustrated multiple series titles. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. Christa lives and works in East Sussex, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841761367
ISBN-10: 1841761362
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 25th, 2002
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign