Napoleon's Cursed War

Napoleon's Cursed War

By: Ronald Fraser (author)Hardback

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In this definitive account of the Peninsular War (1807-14), Napoleon's six-year war against Spain, Ronald Fraser examines what led to the emperor's devastating defeat against the popular opposition - the guerrillas - and their British and Portuguese allies. As well as relating the histories of the great political and military figures of the war, Fraser brings to life the anonymous masses - the artisans, peasants and women who fought, suffered and died - and restores their role in this barbaric war to its rightful place. This vivid, meticulously researched book offers a distinct and profound vision of "Napoleon's Vietnam" and shows the reality of the disasters of war: the suffering, discontents and social upheaval that accompanied the fighting.

About Author

Ronald Fraser is the leading oral historian of twentieth-century Spain. He is the author of several books, including Blood of Spain and Tajos: The Story of a Village on the Costa del Sol.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844670826
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781844670826
  • ISBN10: 1844670821

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