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One of the Major Military Conquerors in History.

January 2001

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Headley, Joel Tyler. Napoleon and His Marshals.
Available at:
This is an electronic text of the first of a 2-volume set (both volumes in print format are in AUL's collection (92 N16he4). See "A Special Foreword--Especially for Students" for background on this book.

Raynor, Keith. Eyewitness Account: French Tactics in 1807.
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Addington, Larry H. Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1984. 319 p.
The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815, pp 17-39.
Book call no.: 355.00903 A224p

Adelman, Jonathan R. Revolution, Armies and War. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1985. 268 p.
Consult index for references to Napoleon.
Book call no.: 322.5 A229r

Alexander, Bevin. How Great Generals Win. New York, Norton, 1993. 320 p.
Napoleon and Wars of Annihilation, pp 95-122.
Book call no.: 355.009 A374h

Arnold, James R. Crisis on the Danube: Napoleon's Austrian Campaign of 1890. New York, Paragon House, 1990. 286 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 A756c

Atlas for the Wars of Napoleon, edited by Thomas E. Griess. Wayne, NJ, Avery Pub. Group, 1986. 70 p. (West Point military history series)
Book call no.: R 911.4 A881

Austin, Paul Britten. 1812: Napoleon in Moscow. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1995. 264 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 A937e

Becke, Archibald F. Napoleon and Waterloo: The Emperor's Campaign with the Armee du Nord, 1815. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1995. 320 p. (Napoleonic library, v. 29)
Book call no.: 940.27 B394n

Blond, Georges. La Grande Armee. New York, Arms and Armour Press, 1965. 544 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 B654g

Bowden, Scott. Napoleon's Grande Armee of 1813. Chicago, Emperor's Press, 1990. 374 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 B784n

Britt, Albert Sidney, III. The Wars of Napoleon. Wayne, NJ, Avery Pub. Group, 1985. 184 p. (West Point military history series)
Book call no.: 944.05 B862w

Cate, Curtis. The War of the Two Emperors: The Duel Between Napoleon and Alexander -- Russia, 1812. New York, Random House, 1985. 487 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 C357w

The Challenge of Military Leadership, edited by Lloyd J. Matthews and Dale E. Brown. Washington, Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, 1989. 167 p.
Napoleon on the Art of Command, pp 18-25.
Book call no.: 355.33041 C437

Chandler, David G. Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1993. 570 p.
Napoleon Bonaparte, pp 295-307.
Book call no.: R 940.27 C455d

Chandler, David G. The Illustrated Napoleon. New York, H. Holt, 1990. 177 p.
Book call no.: 92 N16cea

Chandler, David G. On the Napoleonic Wars: Collected Essays. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1994. 270 p.
Book call no.: 944.05 C455o

Clausewitz, Carl von. The Campaign of 1812 in Russia. London, Greenhill Books, 1992. 260 p. (Napoleonic library, v. 1)
Book call no.: 940.27 C616c

Connelly, Owen. Blundering to Glory; Napoleon's Military Campaigns. Rev. ed. Wilmington, DE, SR Books, 1999. 254 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 C752b 1999

Corbett, Julian S. The Campaign of Trafalgar. New York, Longmans, Green and Co., 1910. 473 p.
Book call no.: 942.073 C789c

Delbruck, Hans. History of the Art of War within the Framework of Political History. Volume 4: The Modern Era, translated from the German by Walter J. Renfroe, Jr. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1985. 487 p. (Contributions in military history, no. 39)
Napoleonic Strategy, pp 421-448.
Book call no.: 355.09 D344h v.4

Ehrenwald, Jan. Anatomy of Genius, Split Brains and Global Minds. New York, Human Sciences Press, 1984. 300 p.
Book call no.: 153.98 E33a

Elting, John R. The Superstrategists: Great Captains, Theorists, and Fighting Men Who Have Shaped the History of Warfare. New York, Scribner's Sons, 1985. 368 p.
See pp 138-148.
Book call no.: 355.02 E51s

Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2nd ed. Detroit, Gale Research, 1998-1999. 18 vol.
Napoleon I, vol. 11, pp 306-310.
Book call no.: R 920.02 M147 1998 v.11

Epstein, Robert M. Napoleon's Last Victory and the Emergence of Modern War. Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 1994. 215 p. (Modern war studies)
Book call no.: 940.27 E64n

Esposito, Vincent J. and Elting, John Robert. A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars. New York, AMS Press, 1978. 500 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 E77m 1978a

Falls, Cyril. The Art of War from the Age of Napoleon to the Present Day. New York, Oxford University Press, 1961. 240 p.
Pre-Napoleonic and Napoleonic Theory and Practice, pp 23-42.
Book call no.: 355.09 F196a

Feibleman, James K. Ironies of History: Leaders and Misleaders of Humankind. New York, Horizon Press, 1980. 240 p.
Napoleon, pp 144-161.
Book call no.: 920.02 F297i

Fregosi, Paul. Dreams of Empire: Napoleon and the First World War, 1792-1815. Secaucus, NJ, Carol Pub. Group, 1990. 373 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 F859d

Gill, John H. With Eagles to Glory; Napoleon and His German Allies in the 1809 Campaign. Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1992. 534 p.
Book call no.: 944.05 G475w

Haythornthwaite, Philip J. Napoleon's Military Machine. New York, Hippocrene Books, 1988. 200 p.
Book call no.: 355.00944 H426n

Haythornthwaite, Philip J. The Napoleonic Source Book. New York, Facts on File, 1990. 414 p.
Book call no.: R 940.27 H426n

Hershman, D. Jablow and Lieb, Julian. A Brotherhood of Tyrants: Manic Depression & Absolute Power. Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, 1994. 219 p.
Book call no.: 909.8092 H572b

Hofschroer, Peter. 1815, the Waterloo Campaign. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1998-1999. 2 vol.
Book call no.: 940.2742 H713e

Horne, Alistair. How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon, 1805-1815. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1996. 429 p.
Book call no.: 944.05 H815h

Jomini, Henri. Life of Napoleon. New York, Van Nostrand, 1864. 4 vols.
Book call no.: 92 N16j 1864

Jones, Proctor, ed. Napoleon, an Intimate Account of the Years of Supremacy, 1800-1814. San Francisco, Proctor Jones Pub. Co., 1992. 444 p.
Book call no.: 92 N16nb

Karl, Dennis. Glorious Defiance: Last Stands Throughout History. New York, Paragon House, 1990. 237 p.
Waterloo, pp 108-136.
Book call no.: 904.7 K18g

Kirchberger, Joe H. The French Revolutioln and Napoleon: An Eyewitness History. New York, Facts on File, 1989. 376 p.
Book call no.: 944.04 K58f

Lachouque, Henry. Napoleon's Battles: A History of His Campaigns. London, G. Allen & Unwin, 1966. 479 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 L138n

Laffin, John. The Face of War. London, Abelard-Schuman, 1963. 191 p.
Austerlitz--1805, pp 61-87.
Book call no.: 355.48 L163f

Laffin, John. Links of Leadership. New York, Abelard-Schuman, 1970. 304 p.
Napoleon, Product of History, pp 167-177. Austerlitz, a Lesson in the Art of War, pp 179-198.
Book call no.: 355.48 L163L

Le Febvre, Georges. Napoleon: From Tilsit to Waterloo. New York, Columbia University Press, 1969. 414 p.
Book call no.: 944.05 L489n

Leaders and Intelligence, edited by Michael I. Handel. London, F. Cass, 1988. 298 p.
Special issue of the periodical Intelligence and National Security. Napoleon's Use of Intelligence, by Jay Luvaas, pp 40-54.
Book call no.: 355.3432 L434

Liddell Hart, Sir Basil. The Sword and the Pen: Selections from the World's Greatest Military Writings. New York, T.Y. Crowell, 1976. 282 p.
Napoleon, pp 126-130.
Book call no.: 355 S9792

Livesey, Anthony. Great Commanders and Their Battles. New York, Macmillan, 1987. 200 p.
Includes time table and map, pp 96-107, features Battle of Wagram.
Book call no.: R 355.480922 L785g

The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography, edited by Alan Axelroad and Charles Phillips. New York, Macmillan USA, 1998. 463 p.
Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte), pp 316-320.
Book call no.: R 923.5 A969m

Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, edited by Peter Paret and others. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1986. 941 p.
Napoleon and the Revolution in War, by Peter Paret, pp 123-142.
Book call no.: 355.02 M235 1986

Markham, Felix. Napoleon. New York, New American Library, 1963. 304 p.
Book call no.: 92 N216m

Marshall-Cornwall, Sir James. Napoleon as Military Commander. London, Batsford, 1967. 308 p.
Book call no.: 92 N16mc

Mitchell, Joseph B. and Creasy, Sir Edward S. Twenty Decisive Battles of the World. New York, Macmillan, 1964. 365 p.
The Battle of Waterloo, A.D. 1815, pp 224-242.
Book call no.: 355.48 C912f 1964

Mitchell, William A. Outlines of the World: Military History. Harrisburg, PA, Military Service Pub. Co., 1940. 752 p.
Napoleon, pp 343-415.
Book call no.: 355.48 M68o4

Muir, Rory. Britain and the Defeat of Napoleon, 1807-1815. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1996. 466 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 M953b

Muir, Rory. Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1998. 342 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 M953t

Nafziger, George F. Napoleon's Invasion of Russia. Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1988. 657 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 N146n

Napoleon I. The Military Maxims of Napoleon. New York, Macmillan, 1987. 252 p.
Book call no.: 355.02 N216m

Napoleon I. Napoleon and Modern War. Harrisburg, PA, Military Service Pub. Co., 1943. 158 p.
Book call no.: 355.4 N16n

Napoleon I. Napoleon on Napoleon: An Autobiography of the Emperor, edited by Somerset de Chair. London, Cassell, 1992. 288 p.
Book call no.: 92 N16nc

Napoleon I. Napoleon on the Art of War, selected, edited, and translated by Jay Luvaas. New York, Free Press, 1999. 196 p.
Book call no.: 355.02 N216n

Nicolson, Nigel. Napoleon 1812. New York, Harper & Row, 1985. 192 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 N654n

North, Jonathan, ed. The Napoleon Options; Alternate Decisions of the Napoleonic Wars. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2000. 221 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 N2162

Nosworthy, Brent. With Musket, Cannon, and Sword: Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies. New York, Sarpedon, 1996. 516 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 N898w

The Parameters of War: Military History from the Journal of the U.S. Army War College, edited by Lloyd J. Matthews and Dale E. Brown. McLean, VA, Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, 1987. 301 p.
Napoleon on the Art of Command, pp 77-85.
Book call no.: 355.009 P222

Petre, Francis. Napoleon and the Archduke Charles: A History of the Franco-Austrian Campaign in the Valley of the Danube in 1809. London, J. Lane, 1909. 413 p.
Book call no.: 944.05 P493nap

Phillips, Thomas R., ed. Roots of Strategy: The 5 Greatest Military Classics of All Time. Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1985. 448 p.
Book call no.: 355.43 P54r 1985

Pope, Stephen. Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. New York, Facts on File, 1999. 572 p.
Napoleon Bonaparte, pp 108-114.
Book call no.: R 940.27 P826d

Preston, Richard A. Men in Arms: A History of Warfare and Its Interrelationships with Western Society. Fort Worth, TX, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1991. 458 p.
Why Napoleon Triumphed, pp 166-170.
Book call no.: 355.09 P939m 1991

Puryear, Vernon. Napoleon and the Dardanelles. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1951. 437 p.
Book call no.: 327.440561 P986n

Schom, Alan. Napoleon Bonaparte. New York, HarperCollins, 1997. 888 p.
Book call no.: 92 N216s

Schom, Alan. Trafalgar: Countdown to Battle, 1803-1805. New York, Atheneum, 1990. 421 p.
Book call no.: 940.27 S369t

Seward, Desmond. Napoleon and Hitler: A Comparative Biography. New York, Viking, 1989. 319 p.
Book call no.: 943.0860922 S514n

Tulard, Jean. Napoleon: The Myth of the Saviour. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984. 470 p.
Book call no.: 92 N16tc

Weigley, Russell Frank. The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1991. 579 p.
Book call no.: 355.0094 W419a

Wilkinson, Spenser. The Rise of General Bonaparte. Brookfield, VT, Ashgate, 1991. 179 p. (Modern revivals in military history)
Book call no.: 92 N16w 1991

Young, Peter, ed. The Victors. Chicago, Rand McNally, 1981. 256 p.
Napoleon at Austerlitz 1805, pp 10-23.
Book call no.: R 923.5 V646


Adams, Glenn. Napoleon's Military Career and Concepts. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 1964. 132 p. (Student paper)
Doc. call no.: M-U 35582-7 A213n

Allen, Craig R. The Strategy of Invasion: Napoleon and Hitler's Defeat in Russia. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, 1995. 33 p. (Research report)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 A4251s

Army War College. Writing Awards Program. Excellence in Military Writing. Carlisle Barracks, PA, 1989. 2 vols.
Thirteen Decisions at Waterloo, by Frank W. Meyers, v. 2, end. 12.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-400 1989 v.2

Fisher, Carla K. Elements of Strategic Vision. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1991. 36 p. (USAWC military studies program paper)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 F533e

Hall, Thomas M., Jr. Napoleon's Jena Campaign: A Critical Analysis. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1992. 45 p. (USAWC military studies program paper)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 H179n

Kelemen, Ronald W. The Waterloo Campaign: The Tenets of Campaigning. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1992. 34 p. (USAWC military studies program paper)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 K294w

Leavelle, Clyde M. An Analysis of Coalition Warfare: Napoleon's Defeat at the Battle of Nations--Leipzig, 1813. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1998. 64 p. (USAWC strategy research project)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 L439a

Miller, William J. A. The Evolution of Operational Art: A Never-ending Story. Ft. Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1993. 57 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 M652e

Ulmer, Daniel C. Historical Analysis of Napoleon at Austerlitz--1805. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, 1985. 64 p. (Student report)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 U43h

Wilson, Sandra F. The Changing Nature of Peace. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1993. 29 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 W753c


Black, Jeremy. Napoleon's Impact on International Relations. History Today 48:45-51 February 1998.
Also EBSCOHost: AN 219114

Blanning, Tim. Napoleon and German Identity. History Today 48:37-43 April 1998.
Also EBSCOHost: AN 443895

Bovie, Smith Palmer. Napoleon Asks, 'What Can Bravery Do Against an Army Disciplined and Organized like Caesar's?' Military History 11:20+ August 1994.

Bradley, Dermot. Great Generals and Masters of the Art of War: Part Twelve, Napoleon. Cosantoir 29:172-177 May 1969.
An introduction and translation from the French of Napoleon's book, "Précis des Guerres de César" (The Commentaries of Caesar on the Gallic War).

Broers, Michael. The Empire Behind the Lines. History Today 48:20-26 January 1998.

Chandler, David. Austerlitz. MHQ: Quarterly Journal of Military History 5:96-107 Winter 1993.
In the author's opinion, this battle was Napoleon's strategic masterpiece.

Chandler, David. Bonaparte at Toulon. History Today 49:35-41 June 1999.
Discusses how Napoleon won the battle against the British at Toulon.

Coolen, E. A. Surprise: A Potent Factor in War. Canadian Army Journal pt 1, 5:18-33 July 1951; pt 2, Historical Comparisons: Napoleon, von Moltke and Montgomery, 5:62-72 August 1951.

Crowell, Lorenzo M. The Illusion of the Decisive Napoleonic Victory. Defense Analysis 4:329-346 December 1988.
Discusses the impact of the study of Napoleon in western professional military education.

Dellinger, John. Battle of the Pyramids. Military History 15:66-71 August 1998.
Also EBSCOHost: AN 841098.

Esdaile, Charles. Popular Resistance in Napoleonic Europe. History Today 48:37-44 February 1998.

Gates, David. Napoleon as General. History Today 48:47-54 June 1998.
Reviews the contribution of Napoleon to the art and science of warfare.

Goodspeed, D. J. Great Captains of the World: VII, Napoleon. Canadian Army Journal pt 1, 3:11-15 June 1949; pt 2, 3:27-32 July 1949; pt 3, 3:24-29 August 1949.

Green, Jeremy. Napoleon's Masterful Italian Campaign. Military History 14:26-32+ April 1997.

Harvey, A. D. Napoleon--The Myth. History Today 48:22-32 January 1998.

Hull, Michael D. 'Impulse' Warfare--Napoleon's Tactical Genius. Army 46:71-73 June 1996.
Review of: With Musket, Cannon and Sword, by Brent Nosworthy.

Kroll, Mark J., Toombs, Leslie A., and Wright, Peter. Napoleon's Tragic March Home from Moscow: Lessons in Hubris. Academy of Management Executive 14:117-128 February 2000.

Life and Battles of Napoleon. Rivista Militare No. 5:52-60 September-October 1989.

Luvaas, Jay. Napoleon on the Art of Command. Parameters 15:30-36 Summer 1985.

Malone, Daniel K. The Stars and Bars and the Corsican Eagles. Military Review 67:46-57 June 1987.
Compares the battles of Gettysburg and Borodino (Moscow).

Mansel, Philip. Napoleon the Kingmaker. History Today 48:39-46 March 1998.

Markham, David. Formative Moments for Napoleon. Military History 8:12+ December 1991.

Murray, Williamson. Decisive Battle and the Ghost of Napoleon. Marine Corps Gazette 84:36-38 July 2000.

Niderost, Eric. Invincible Image Shattered. Military History 5:18-25 February 1989.
The Battle of Leipzig.

Nieuwazny, Andrzej. Napoleon and Polish Identity. History Today 48:50-55 May 1998.

Nofi, Albert A. Napoleon's Art of War. Strategy and Tactics No.75:4-19 July-August 1979.

Rapport, Michael. Napoleon's Rise to Power. History Today 1:13-19 January 1998.
Also EBSCOHost: AN 186572

Robbins, M. C. Time for Second Battle. Military History 7:22-28 October 1990.

Schneid, Frederick C. The Dynamics of Defeat: French Army Leadership, December 1812-March 1813. Journal of Military History 63:7-28 January 1999.

Shapiro, Carolyn. Napoleon and the Nineteenth-Century Concept of Force. Journal of Strategic Studies 11:509-519 December 1988.

Sheppard, E. W. Napoleon's Methods of Command. Army Quarterly 69:85-89 October 1954.

Sherower, Abbott William. Creative Command: Bonaparte at Headquarters. Military Review 48:71-78 October 1968.

Sherower, Abbott William. The Making of a Leader. Military Review 45:18-21 March 1965.

Sherower, Abbott William. Napoleon's Military Strategy. Military Review 46:87-91 August 1966.

Shosenberg, James W. Napoleon Saves the Day at Mount Tabor. Military History 16:42-48 April 1999.
Also EBSCOHost: AN 1570650

Shosenberg, James W. Napoleon Takes Charge. Military History 12:34-41 December 1995.

Shosenberg, James William. Napoleon's Masterstroke at Ravioli. Military History 13:34-40 December 1996.
Also EBSCOHost: AN 9611110673

Silberman, Neil Asher. "That Miserable Fort!" MHQ: Quarterly Journal of Military History 3:62-73 Winter 1991.
Siege of Acre.

Sleevi, Nola M. Applying the Principles of War. Military Review 78:47-52 May-June 1998.

Stephenson, George M. Napoleon--Master Logistician. Army Logistician 11:20-23 November-December 1979.

Vance, Thomas J. Newly Commissioned Lieutenant Napoleon Bonaparte Was Said To Have Great Pride and Ambitions, Aspiring to Anything. Military History 16:12+ April 1999.
See EBSCOHost: AN 1570629

Watson, S. J. Suvorov, Napoleon and Wellington: A Short Study of Military Leadership. Army Quarterly 72:233-250 July 1956.

Yale, Wesley W. Command and Control in the Grande Armée. Armor 78:2-6 September-October 1969.


Conquerors. Bethesda, MD, Distributed by Discovery Channel Video, 1996. 2 videocassettes.
Video Call no.: 321.03 C753

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