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    (KINDLE) Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon BY Michael V. Leggiere read ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Michael V. Leggiere Field Marshall Gebhard von Blucher was a central military figure in the 1813 15 wars against Napoleon and Professor Leggiere has produced a fine military biography to help acuaint English speakers to this famous fi

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    (KINDLE) Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon BY Michael V. Leggiere Michael V. Leggiere Ç 3 download Probably now the best account of Blücher's life as a commander in English It didn't shock my view of Blücher after reading Henderson and some other stuff Blücher was not the charging madman he has sometimes been made to be but a rational and aggressive commander Although his great strength lay in the maintenance of the ultimate objective defeating Napoleon decisively on the battlefield and inspiration of the

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    (KINDLE) Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon BY Michael V. Leggiere free read Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon This is uite simply the best scholarly biography of Blucher in English Leggiere's notes attest to his diligence

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    (KINDLE) Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon BY Michael V. Leggiere This is a good biography about a war leader that is often overlooked by those from British military tradition Who won the battle of Waterloo really a joint effort between Wellington and Blucher The only issue with the book is that in places in really goes into great detail about the movements of various armies; movement that was very common in warfare at this time However without maps these are really just names on a page and pers

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    free read Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon Michael V. Leggiere Ç 3 download (KINDLE) Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon BY Michael V. Leggiere Too important a historical figure to be so under soldI enjoy learning about this great person I don't know what the Germans have written about him but it surprises me to find no movies or books in English Français or Español about the war of german liberation and the downfall of Napoléon in 1814 events in wich Blüche

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    read ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Michael V. Leggiere (KINDLE) Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon BY Michael V. Leggiere To say that Blücher peaked late would be an understatement and conseuently most of the drama of this book is at the end It is a good story solidly told For an anglophone reader it is also useful to correct the sense that Britain was the only

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review Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB One of the most colorful characters in the Napoleonic pantheon Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher 1742–1819 is best known as the Prussian general who along with the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo Throughout his long career Blücher distinguished himself as a bold commander but his actions at times appeared erratic and reckless This magnificent biography by Michael V Leggiere an award winning historian of the Napoleonic Wars is the first scholarly book in English to explore Blüc. Field Marshall Gebhard von Blucher was a central military figure in the 1813 15 wars against Napoleon and Professor Leggiere has produced a fine military biography to help acuaint English speakers to this famous figure in German military history Blucher was already over 70 when those final campaigns began his military career dated back to the final years of the Seven Years War and he carried out combat duties of a minor sort in the previous wars against France including the disastrous for the Prussians war of 1806 the experience of which burned into Blucher s soul fomenting a deep hatred of Napoleon Although Blucher s reputation was for reckless attacks he could be a cautious soldier and he actually retreated than he attacked due mostly to his usually being outnumbered by the French His outstanding leadership in the German war of 1813 and especially his role in the Waterloo campaign are considered masterpieces of the military art and were instrumental in Napoleon s downfall Leggiere also gives us glimpses of the private inner man and his family life A worthy addition to your Napoleonics library

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review Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Her’s life and military career and his impact on NapoleonDrawing on exhaustive research in European archives Leggiere eschews the melodrama of earlier biographies and offers instead a richly nuanced portrait of a talented leader who contrary to popular perception had a strong grasp of military strategy Nicknamed “Marshal Forward” by his soldiers he in fact retreated often than he attacked Focusing on the campaigns of 1813 1814 and 1815 Leggiere evaluates the full effects of Blücher’s operations on h. Probably now the best account of Bl cher s life as a commander in English It didn t shock my view of Bl cher after reading Henderson and some other stuff Bl cher was not the charging madman he has sometimes been made to be but a rational and aggressive commander Although his great strength lay in the maintenance of the ultimate objective defeating Napoleon decisively on the battlefield and inspiration of the men under his command he was clearly involved in the running of the army than his detractors have suggestedDriven by his sense of personal pride and urge to show that he loved the Prussian king than the Prussians he was often hurt by suggestions of disloyalty on his side or royal disfavour than loss on the battlefield However it seems he sought death on the battlefield at Vauchamps at the end of the disastrous week when Napoleon beat his dispersed corps 4 times in 6 daysStrategically he showed his best during the fall campaign of 1813 when he managed to occupy Napoleon by keeping in close touch and reading his opponents actions well His pursuit of MacDonald after the Katzbach forced Napoleon to break off the pursuit of the Army of Bohemia and prevented the emperor from moving against Berlin His move to unite with Bernadotte s Army of the North was the decisive move of the campaign but his choice to evade Napoleon by crossing the Saale was of similar brilliance In all these cases the uestion is of course whether the genius was his or Gneisenau s To me it appears that Bl cher s letters show enough comprehension of the siutation to suggest that he was heavily involved in the decisions As his moves during 1814 and 1815 show he was not afraid to try the unconventional and this seems to have confounded Napoleon As one of the few allied commanders not afraid to take on the French emperor himself and because of his ability to draw others along he is probably the single most important military commander on the allied side in the defeat of Napoleon after 1812In his personal life he showed many traits of the hussar lifestyle but he was also a committed husband and father Leggiere stressed that he also wasn t an uneducated boor but that the connections made during his period outside the army and especially with the Freemasons made him socially flexible Hats of to Leggiere for this great work but I think I would have preferred if he had finished his account of the 1814 campaign first

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review Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Is archenemyIn addition to providing military analysis Leggiere draws extensively from Blücher’s own writings to reveal the man behind the legend Though tough as nails on the outside Blücher was a loving family man who deplored the casualties of war This meticulously written biography enhanced by detailed maps and other illustrations fills a large gap in our understanding of a complex man who for all his flaws and eccentricities is justly credited with releasing Europe from the yoke of Napoleon’s tyran. This is uite simply the best scholarly biography of Blucher in English Leggiere s notes attest to his diligence in ferreting out the surviving sources The partial destruction of the German Army s archives in Allied bombing during World War II has created gaps in the story of Blucher s life These gaps will probably never be completely filled but Leggiere is conscientious in pointing out to the reader where the problems lie and presenting the partial evidence to suggest what may have occurred The Blucher that emerges is both the hard living hard fighting hussar of myth much given to drinking gambling and in his youth womanizing At the same time he was a loving family man As a general he was General Forward and General Backward In other words he adapted his strategy to the circumstances of the moment He was one of the few senior Allied commanders in 1813 and 1814 who was not afraid of Napoleon Usually however he was careful when confronted by the emperor The one exception to this rule was in Six Days Campaign in February 1814 when Napoleon caught Blucher s Army of Silesia scattered and defeated his corps in detail While this defeat would have been enough to cause many of his contemporaries to withdraw from the theater of operations Blucher reunited his army and withdrew to a defensible position He won the Battle of Laon against the emperor Leggiere sees Blucher as indispensable to the Allied victories in 1813 1814 and 1815 He also regards Blucher not his staff as genuinely in command The relation between Blucher and Scharnhorst and later Gneisenau was in no way comparable to that between Hindenberg and Ludendorff a century later Leggiere is particularly good in explicating Blucher s mood swings and his bouts with depression which in June 1808 led to a period of mental illnessI found some of the operational details difficult to follow because I am not a student of the Napoleonic Wars and my grasp of European geography is not particularly good The University of Oklahoma Press does provide several good maps to allow readers to follow the textBlucher was a key figure in the rise of Prussia in the 19th Century I commend this first rate biography to your attention

  • Hardcover
  • 536
  • Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon
  • Michael V. Leggiere
  • English
  • 10 December 2020
  • 9780806144092