Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815 #(2022)
- Title: Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815
- Author: R.J.B. Knight
- ISBN: 9781846141775
- Page: 270
- Format: Hardcover
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2 1 2 Stars Read after favorable review in The Economist and by several here Yet, it falls short Incredible amounts of information but hardly a compelling style or organization Hugely repetitive for example, the transition from clerks paid, essentially, by bribe to salaried clerks, is mentioned in nearly every section The most common phrase in the book is as we saw in Chapter The last few chapters starting with finance are good And one has to enjoy knowing that the watchword for troops quartere [...]
In my small bit of the planet, making a documentary television series on Napoleon, this book is outstanding A massively needed account of a gap in the history of the Napoleonic era Invites readers to think of the Napoleonic Wars as a World War, equivalent to 2WW.
This is an extraordinarily thorough and readable history for which the author deserves the highest praise The enthusiasm with which Knight approaches a potentially quite dry topic administration and logistics lends the writing a certain spark which makes it surprisingly gripping I will admit that after each chapter 30 pages I found myself quite tired Knight certainly packs in a lot of information, and leaves the reader with many interesting concepts to ponder This history gave me a new perspecti [...]
Britain Against Napoleon by Roger Knight.Giving Wellington credit is all well and good, but the British state had to transform itself to beat the French.
A fascinating insight into the logistics and finance which went into Britain s war effort against Napoleon and the unsung heroes who kept Nelson s fleet and Wellington s army supplied with guns, food, ammunition, gunpowder etc and the root and branch reform of Britain s institutions
Outstanding book on how the British government organized itself and leveraged its resources to beat Napoleon
Knight puts weaves together an interesting narrative with an abundance of statistics and information Sometimes hard going due to its dense nature, yet offers strong and compelling arguments Would enjoy if I had of a grasp of economic history.
Reveals all sort of original material and unexpected rich veins for further exploration A big book covering so much yet really made me feel it could have dug even deeper and fuller
At 474 pages without appendices, this is a long book, and I read it in pieces spread over a considerable time It is a little dry But this is than the story of how Britain fought a global war, in many ways it is the story of how a modern state came into being, with an efficiently organized government machinery replacing antiquated practices, and the first signs of modern industrialized warfare.From the late 18th century, France sought to free itself from inefficient administration, going back to [...]
Britain Against Napoleon is a well written and researched account of the administration of government and war during the period 1793 to 1815 It is not an account of the military tactics and battles, something the author makes clear up front, and at times the major events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars are glossed over This book is all about the behind the scenes efforts of politicians, administrators, merchants and soldiers that allowed the UK to maintain hostilities for 20 year [...]
Decent look at the overall war against Napoleon
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