The Campaigns of Napoleon Author:David Chandler The Campaigns of Napoleon is an exhaustive analysis and critique of Napoleon's art of war as he himself developed and perfected it in the major military campaigns of his career. — Napoleon disavowed any suggestion he worked from formula, but military historian David Chandler demonstrates this was at best only a half-truth. To... more » be sure, every operation Napoleon conducted contained unique improvisatory features. But there were from the first to the last certain basic principles of strategic maneuver and battlefield planning that he almost invariably put into practice.
To clarify these underlying methods. Mr. Chandler, as well as the style of Napoleon's intellect, Mr. Chandler examines in detail every campaign mounted and personally conducted by Napoleon, analyzing the strategies employed, revealing wherever possible the probable sources of his subject's military ideas.« less