The first total war : Napoleon's Europe and the birth of modern warfare as we know it / by David A. Bell.

  • New York : Houghton Mifflin Company 2007
Physical description
x, 420 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
  • 9780618919819 (pbk.)
  • 9780618349654 (hbk.)
  • 0618919813 (pbk.)
  • 0618349650 (hbk.)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-396) and index.
  • Officers, gentlemen, and poets -- Conscience, commerce, and history -- Declaring peace; declaring war -- The last crusade -- The exterminating angels -- The lure of the eagle -- Days of glory -- War's red altar.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English


  • Describes how the Enlightenment and the French Revolution led to the first total war in history during the age of Napoleon, when embodiments of modern-day warfare such as conscription, guerrilla warfare, and unconditional surrender made their first appearance.

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University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 940.27 NAP/BEL
University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 3 940.8