- Hardcover: 319 pages
- Publisher: John Lane Company (1907)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00085TTLS
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Napoleon's conquest of Prussia - 1806 Hardcover – 1907
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This book is his first in the series of five titles published and in over 300 pages of narrative he tells the story of Napoleon's victory at Jena and Marshal Davout's triumph at Auerstadt on the 14th of October, 1806. The book then follows Napoleon's three-week relentless pursuit of the defeated Prussian forces in a classic military movement to destroy the armed might of Prussia once and for all. At the end of the campaign two-thirds of the Prussian army had been killed or made prisoner and four-fifths of Prussia was under Napoleon's control.
Bearing in mind that the book was written at the start of the twentieth century the style of writing contained in the narrative takes a little bit of getting use to but once you have adjusted to that period of time you find you are reading a classic military study. The book is supplied with three large fold-out maps to follow the different stages of the campaign and a number of black and white plates are also provided in the centre of the book.
Overall this is an interesting and enjoyable account of Napoleon's Prussian campaign of 1806 and as one previous reviewer has mentioned it makes a good starting point for further reading. For myself I enjoyed the book so much that I intend to read all five of the author's work.
Review for Kindle: Due to the Kindle format, the maps could not be included which is why I docked the book a star. Without a map to reference, at times keeping up with who is where was a little challenging. Also some of the pictures show up grainy, but that could be my device. The translation from page to Kindle is pretty good. There were maybe 20 instances of numbers being letters and vice versa. The only examples I can think of are nth for 11th and r013 for role. Overall this is a decent book on the Kindle.