Russia 1812: The Duel Between Napoleon and Alexander

by Curtis Cate (2004)

In this brilliant study, Curtis Cate shows how the two emperors – Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I – lead their nations to a momentous confrontation fed by their pride, suspicion, vanity, and stubbornness. – See more at:
Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814
Dominic Lieven (Allen Lane/The Penguin Press) (2011)


Napoleon and Russia

By Michael Adams (2007)

The tale boasts a cast of fascinating characters to rival any novel: the rulers, Napoleon himself, Catherine the Great, ‘Mad’ Tsar Paul and the enigmatic Alexander I; generals such as Ney, Murat, Davout, Suvorov, Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly; statesmen like Talleyrand, Caulaincourt, Czartoryski and Rumiantsev; and, of course, the ordinary soldiers who fought some of the most intriguing, bloody and important campaigns in history. –

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1812 Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow

by Adam Zamoyski (2004)

is a non-fiction book analysing the events and circumstances during the French invasion of Russia and the events during the reign of Napoleon, which would, ultimately, mark the ending of the Napoleonic empire after his troops were defeated after attempting to access Moscow.


Defeat. Napoleon’s Russian Campaign

Written by Philippe-Paul de Segur, Translated by J. Townsend (2008)

In this famous memoir, Philippe-Paul de Ségur, a young aide-de-camp to Napoleon, tells the story of the unfolding disaster with the keen eye of a crack reporter and an astute grasp of human character. His book, a fundamental inspiration for Tolstoy’s War and Peace, is a masterpiece of military history that teaches an all-too-timely lesson about imperial hubris and its risks.

Russian Grenadiers and Infantry 1799-1815

Written by Laurence Spring (2002)

This title provides a comprehensive and vivid account of life in the Russian infantry at the turn of the 19th century.  It details recruitment and training procedures, tactics and equipment, and daily life both at home and on campaign. The experiences of the average soldier are examined, and several commonly held assumptions regarding his character and motivation are reassessed.


French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14

Written by Laurence Spring (2013)

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, expert analysis and carefully chosen first-hand accounts, this absorbing study traces the evolving trial of strength between Russia’s Jaegers and France’s Young Guardsmen by examining three key clashes at unit level.


The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) Cavalry

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite (2010)


The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1) Infantry 1799-1814

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite (1987)





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