Friday, June 02, 2006

Years Of Victory 1802-1812 by Arthur Bryant

Years Of Victory 1802-1812 by Arthur Bryant This is the middle volume in Bryant's trilogy about the Napoleonic wars. He is of course one of the more prolific writers of English history but always maintains high standards of scholarship. This book furthers that trend weighing in at nearly one quarter of a million words.

Unlike most Napoleonic history it instead of focusing in on Napoleon's activities or Nelson running around the Mediterranean the book primarily focus is on the activities of fee British government and people. There are references to the events and other locales but the British people and government are the major focus. I've been looking for this kind of book for a while and will be eagerly awaiting the other two volumes which are currently being processed by a used bookseller.

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