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The illustrious dead : the terrifying story of how typhus killed Napoleon's greatest army

Author: Stephan Talty
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world. --from publisher descriptioin.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Talty
ISBN: 9780307394057 0307394050
OCLC Number: 968455658
Description: 315 pages : maps, plans ; 21 cm
Contents: Incarnate --
A portable metropolis --
Drumbeat --
Crossing --
Pursuit --
Smolensk --
The sound of flames --
Smoke --
At Borodino --
Clash --
The Hospital --
The last city --
Decision --
Two roads --
Graveyard trees.
Responsibility: Stephan Talty.

Abstract:

In a dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world. --from publisher descriptioin.
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