The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Modern Warfare
1 Jan 2008
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
David A. Bell
In this tour de force of interpretative history, David A. Bell explains that Napoleon's was the first 'total' war in European history, when warfare was transformed into the hideous spectacle that seems ever present today. With a historian's sharp eye for detail, Bell resurrects Napoleonic Europe and brings a new perspective to a period we thought we knew.