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Napier, William Francis Patrick 1785-1860

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Works: 375 works in 1,138 publications in 3 languages and 5,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: DC231, 940.27
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History of the war in the Peninsula and in the south of France : from the year 1807 to the year 1814 by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

295 editions published between 1812 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published between 1828 and 1840, Napier's History of the War in the Peninsula was a tremendously influential, if controversial, work. Napier had been actively involved in the campaigns, turning to history in peacetime, in part to refute Southey's account of Sir John Moore. The first volume had a mixed reception, getting both high praise and bitter criticism from participants in the wars. He published several works rebutting his critics while producing the later volumes. Because of his obvious lack of impartiality, modern military historians treat the work with caution, but it remains widely read in the many editions and abridgements subsequently produced. Volume 3 is prefixed with the author's answers to criticisms of the first edition, and covers the period from Talavera to the Battle of Albuera in May 1811. Napier is highly critical of General Beresford's conduct of the battle, but it led to a French retreat
History of the war in the peninsula by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

19 editions published between 1836 and 1979 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the corn law by William Francis Patrick Napier( )

17 editions published in 1841 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six letters in vindication of the British army : exposing the calumnies of the Liverpool Financial Reform Association by William Francis Patrick Napier( )

20 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of General Sir Charles Napier's conquest of Scinde by William Francis Patrick Napier( )

11 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peccavi' - the Latin for 'I have sinned' - was the punning one-word telegram with which General Sir Charles Napier announced to the world his 1843 capture of Scinde (or Sind). Napier, a much wounded 61-year-old veteran of the Peninsula War, was placed in charge of the turbulent province, whose ruling Emirs, encouraged by British reverses in nearby Afghanistan, rose against Britain's power. Napier's forces routed the Emirs at the battles of Meanee and Hyderabad and the region became a key pa
The life and opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

5 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of Scinde : with some introductory passages in the life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

24 editions published between 1845 and 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defects, civil and military, of the Indian government by Charles James Napier( Book )

18 editions published between 1853 and 1989 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English battles and sieges in the Peninsula by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

32 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of General Sir Charles Napier's administration of Scinde, and campaign in the Cutchee Hills by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

10 editions published between 1851 and 1995 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English battles and sieges in the Peninsular by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

20 editions published between 1855 and 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the war in the Peninsula and in the south of France from A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1814 by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the war in the Peninsula and in the south of France, from A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1814 by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

9 editions published between 1862 and 1890 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the war in the peninsula and in the south of France from A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1814 by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

4 editions published between 1847 and 1856 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William the Conqueror. A historical romance by Charles James Napier( Book )

3 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and opinions of general Sir Charles James Napier G.C.B. : in four volumes by William Francis Patrick Napier( )

9 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroic, ambitious, opinionated and independent to the point of insubordination, Sir Charles James Napier (1782–1853) was an inspiring leader. Published in 1857 in four volumes, this is the story of Napier's remarkable, action-packed and often controversial life and military career, as told by his brother William. The biography places Napier's life in historical context, and contains portraits, extracts from his letters and entertaining anecdotes. William's admiration for his brother is evident throughout, and he describes how his brother's fiery character divided opinion. A close friend of Lord Byron, Napier also had a great admirer in Thomas Carlyle, who described him as 'more of a hero than any modern I have seen for a long time'. Volume 1 describes Napier's upbringing in Ireland - where, according to his brother, he was 'sickly as a child from the misconduct of a barbarous nurse' - and his early years abroad in combat
A reply to various opponents : particularly to "Strictures on Colonel Napier's History of the war in the Peninsula" ; together with observations illustrating Sir John Moore's campaigns by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

4 editions published between 1832 and 1833 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la guerre dans la Péninsule et dans le midi de la France : depuis l'année 1807 jusqu'à l'année 1814 by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

27 editions published between 1828 and 1844 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the Peninsular campaign, 1807-1814; its battles and sieges by William Francis Patrick Napier( Book )

3 editions published between 1889 and 1897 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life and opinions of general Sir Charles James Napier G.C.B. : in four volumes
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The history of General Sir Charles Napier's conquest of ScindeThe life and opinions of general Sir Charles James Napier G.C.B. : in four volumesA narrative of the Peninsular campaign, 1807-1814; its battles and sieges
Alternative Names
Napier, W.

Napier, W. 1785-1860

Napier, W. F. 1785-1860 Sir

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Napier, W. F. P. (William Francis Patrick), 1785-1860

Napier, W. F. P. (William Francis Patrick), Sir, 1785-1860

Napier, W. F. Sir, 1785-1860

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Napier, William F. P.

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Napier, William Francis Patrick, Sir, 1785-1860

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Napier, William, Sir (William Francis Patrick), 1785-1860

William Francis Patrick Napier britischer Generalleutnant

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William Francis Patrick Napier generale e storico britannico

William Napier

Γουίλιαμ Φράνσις Πάτρικ Νάπιερ Ιρλανδός στρατιωτικός του βρετανικού στρατού και στρατιωτικός ιστορικός

ويليام فرنسيس باتريك نابيير

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