The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier

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Product Number: Z0636
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449873875
Narrator/s: Patrick Tull
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Napoleon's surrender and retreat from Moscow in 1812 is a pinnacle of military horror. Of the 600,000 men who crossed into Russia in June of 1812, only 25,000 would survive. Jakob Walter, a conscript soldier, was one of those survivors. His observant diary captures the everyday circumstances that soldiers suffered during the campaign.

Author(s): Jakob Walter
Genre: History


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The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier
Product Number: BX00006943
Product Number:Z0636
Product Number:C5158

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Author(s): Jakob Walter
Narrator(s): Patrick Tull
Genre: History
Product Number C5158
Released: Jun 09, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440758676
Author(s): Jakob Walter
Product Number EB00156874
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: #9780307817563

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"The ordeals of a Westphalian conscript during Napoleon's vainglorious trek to Russia are delivered by an authentic-sounding voice. To call this a diary seems something of a misnomer. Tull's reading, with its pauses and reflective tones, suggests more of a memoir given as a speech. The philosophical observations and occasional humor heighten the impression of Herr Walter's presence. The six letters included at the end highlight the documentation, while a shorter background note would have served. The presentation is compelling history. S.B.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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