The First Total War
Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It
ISBN10: 0618919813 ISBN13: 9780618919819 Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Jan 16 2008 Pages: 420 Weight: 1.14lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A distinguished historian describes how the Enlightenment and the French Revolution led to the first total war in history during the age of Napoleon, when such embodiments of modern-day warfare--conscription, guerrilla warfare, unconditional surrender, disregard for the rules of combat, civilian mobilization, and more--made their first appearance. Reprint.