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Leggiere, Michael V. 1969-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 1,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Michael V Leggiere
Napoleon and the struggle for Germany : the Franco-Prussian War of 1813 by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

38 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and German and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first comprehensive history of the campaign that determined control of Germany following Napoleon's catastrophic defeat in Russia. Michael Leggiere reveals how, in the spring of 1813, Prussia, the weakest of the Great Powers, led the struggle against Napoleon as a war of national liberation. Using German, French, British, Russian, Austrian and Swedish sources, he provides a panoramic history which covers the full sweep of the battle for Germany from the mobilization of the belligerents, strategy and operations to coalition warfare, diplomacy and civil-military relations. He shows how Russian war weariness conflicted with Prussian impetuosity, resulting in the crisis that almost ended the Sixth Coalition in early June. In a single campaign, Napoleon drove the Russo-Prussian army from the banks of the Saale to the banks of the Oder. The Russo-Prussian alliance was perilously close to imploding only to be saved at the eleventh-hour by an armistice"--
The fall of Napoleon by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the invasion of France at the twilight of Napoleon's empire. With over a million men under arms throughout central Europe, Coalition forces poured over the Rhine River to invade France between late November 1813 and early January 1814. Three principle army groups drove across the great German landmark, smashing the exhausted French forces that attempted to defend the eastern frontier. In less than a month, French forces ingloriously retreated from the Rhine to the Marne; Allied forces were within one week of reaching Paris. This book provides the first complete, English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland
Napoleon and Berlin : the Franco-Prussian war in North Germany, 1813 by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when Napoleon needed all his forces to reassert French dominance in Central Europe, why did he fixate on the Prussian capital of Berlin? On four separate occasions during the Campaign of 1813, Napoleon unleashed French armies against Berlin, and each time his efforts ended in failure. In Napoleon and Berlin, Michael V. Leggiere explores Napoleon's almost obsessive desire to capture Berlin and how this strategy ultimately cost him all of Germany." "Napoleon's motives have remained a subject of controversy from his own day until ours. Instead of concentrating his forces for a decisive showdown with the enemy, he repeatedly detached large numbers of troops, under ineffective commanders, toward the capture of Berlin. Napoleon hoped to deliver a tremendous blow to Prussia's war-making capacity and morale. Leggiere argues that ironically the heavy losses and strategic reverses the French sustained in this questionable undertaking left Napoleon's Grande Armee vulnerable to an Allied coalition that eventually drove Napoleon from Central Europe forever." "Based on research in archives throughout France and Germany, this book is the first English-language history of Prussia's "War of Liberation" and of its mobilization and use of the Landwehr, the Prussian militia. Most works on Napoleon mention the defense of Berlin only in passing. This book proves that Prussia's victory over the French decisively contributed to Napoleon's defeat in 1813. Not only did the Prussians change the course of the war, but their victories made future Prussian and German armies the envy of the world."--Jacket
Blücher : scourge of Napoleon by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most colorful characters in the Napoleonic pantheon, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819) is best known as the Prussian general who, along with the Duke of Wellington, defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Throughout his long career, Blücher distinguished himself as a bold commander, but his actions at times appeared erratic and reckless. This magnificent biography by Michael V. Leggiere, an award-winning historian of the Napoleonic Wars, is the first scholarly book in English to explore Blücher's life and military career--and his impact on Napoleon. Drawing on exhaustive research in European archives, Leggiere eschews the melodrama of earlier biographies and offers instead a richly nuanced portrait of a talented leader who, contrary to popular perception, had a strong grasp of military strategy. Nicknamed "Marshal Forward" by his soldiers, he in fact retreated more often than he attacked. Focusing on the campaigns of 1813, 1814, and 1815, Leggiere evaluates the full effects of Blücher's operations on his archenemy. In addition to providing military analysis, Leggiere draws extensively from Blücher's own writings to reveal the man behind the legend. Though tough as nails on the outside, Blücher was a loving family man who deplored the casualties of war. This meticulously written biography, enhanced by detailed maps and other illustrations, fills a large gap in our understanding of a complex man who, for all his flaws and eccentricities, is justly credited with releasing Europe from the yoke of Napoleon's tyranny
Napoleon and the operational art of war : essays in honor of Donald D. Horward( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Napoleon and the Operational Art of War, the leading scholars of Napoleonic military history provide the most authoritative analysis of Napoleon's battlefield success and ultimate failure. Napoleon's development and mastery of the operational art of warfare is revealed as each chapter analyzes one Napoleonic war or major campaign of a war. To achieve this, the essays conform to the common themes of Napoleon's planning, his command and control, his execution of plans, and the response of his adversaries. Napoleon's sea power and the British response to the French challenge at sea is also investigated. Overall, this volume reflects the finest scholarship and cutting-edge research to be found in Napoleonic Military History. Contributors include Jonathan Abel, Robert M. Citino, Huw Davies, Mark T. Gerges, John H. Gill, Jordan Hayworth, Kenneth G. Johnson, Michael V. Leggiere, Kevin D. McCranie, Alexander Mikaberidze, Frederick C. Schneid, John Severn, Dennis Showalter, Geoffrey Wawro, and John F. Weinzierl"--
The fall of Napoleon by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon and the struggle for Germany, Volume 1, The War of Liberation, spring 1813 : the Franco-Prussian War of 1813 by Michael V Leggiere( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive history of the campaign that determined control of Germany following Napoleon's catastrophic defeat in Russia. Michael V. Leggiere reveals how, in the spring of 1813, Prussia, the weakest of the great powers, led the struggle against Napoleon as a war of national liberation. Using German, French, British, Russian, Austrian and Swedish sources, he provides a panoramic history that covers the full sweep of the battle for Germany from the mobilization of the belligerents, strategy, and operations to coalition warfare, diplomacy, and civil-military relations. He shows how Russian war weariness conflicted with Prussian impetuosity, resulting in the crisis that almost ended the Sixth Coalition in early June. In a single campaign, Napoleon drove the Russo-Prussian army from the banks of the Saale to the banks of the Oder. The Russo-Prussian alliance was perilously close to imploding, only to be saved at the eleventh-hour by an armistice
The fall of Napoleon, Volume 1, The allied invasion of France, 1813-1814 by Michael V Leggiere( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the invasion of France at the twilight of Napoleon's empire. With more than a million men under arms throughout central Europe, Coalition forces poured over the Rhine River to invade France between late November 1813 and early January 1814. Three principal army groups drove across the great German landmark, smashing the exhausted French forces that attempted to defend the eastern frontier. In less than a month, French forces ingloriously retreated from the Rhine to the Marne; Allied forces were within one week of reaching Paris. This book provides the first complete English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland
The fall of Napoleon by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allied invasion of France, 1813-1814 by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the invasion of France at the twilight of Napoleon's empire. With more than a million men under arms throughout central Europe, Coalition forces poured over the Rhine River to invade France between late November 1813 and early January 1814. Three principal army groups drove across the great German landmark, smashing the exhausted French forces that attempted to defend the eastern frontier. In less than a month, French forces ingloriously retreated from the Rhine to the Marne; Allied forces were within one week of reaching Paris. This book provides the first complete English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland
The fall of Napoleon( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prussian reform movement 1806-1813 by Michael V Leggiere( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, letters and campaigns of Friedrich Wilhelm Graf Bülow von Dennewitz : 1755-1816 by Michael V Leggiere( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Antoine-Hippolyte, comte de Guibert : father of the Grande Armée by Jonathan Abel( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Countess of Counter-revolution : Madame du Barry and the 1791 Theft of Her Jewelry by Erik Braeden Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blèucher : scourge of Napoleon by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Napoleon and the operational art of war : essays in honor of Donald D. Horward by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A pre-professional institution : Napoleon's marshalate and the defeat of 1813 by Eric C Smith( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conquering the Natural Frontier : French Expansion to the Rhine River During the War of the First Coalition, 1792-1797 by Jordan R Hayworth( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fall of Napoleonn1 by Michael V Leggiere( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Leggiere, Michael 1969-

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English (110)

German (1)

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