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1 Churchill, Winston. NAPOLEON: A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES VOLUME 9.
London Cassell 1966 'Blenheim Edition' 
xi+136pp. 16 plates, 6 maps. VG+ illustrated boards. Extracted from volume III of Churchill's 'The History of the English-Spleaking Peoples," for which he won the Noble Prize. The single most thrilling short account of Napoleon's career--this was the book that got me hooked! On Wagram: 'When he attempted to cross the Danube at Aspern-Essling a sudden rise of the river broke his bridges and he narrowly escaped a decisive defeat at the hands of the Archduke Charles, ablest of the Austrian commanders. In the wooded island of Lobau he lay crouched for six weeks while he gathered reinforcements from every corner of his Empire. Meanwhile the Czar, nominally his ally, trembled on the verge of coming in against him. On July 4 he sallied out from his island and forced the passage of the Danube in the immense battle of Wagram. Nearly four hundred thousand men fought on this field, and forty thousand fell. Europe was stunned. The Czar hastened to send his congratulations, and Austria submitted again to the conqueror's sword.'

 
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