NAPOLEON AND THE GRAND ARMY IN RUSSIA, OR A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE WORKS OF COUNT PH. DE SEGUR.
Facsimile of 1825 edn., 508pp., P.B. 2011.
THE BOOK THAT CAUSED A DUEL! One of the most significant studies of the 1812 campaign is also one of the rarest. There was no love lost between Baron Gourgaud & Philip De Segur. Incensed by inaccuracies in De Segur’s famous memoir of the 1812 campaign, Gourgaud wrote this critical reply, analysing the book page by page and providing a hugely valuable & detailed critique based on his own experiences. The spat between the two ended in a duel in which De Segur was wounded. As an appendix to the work are listed the general orders for the campaign. We are delighted to once again make available the great controversy of the Russian Campaign. (Please note that copies were originally printed on very thin paper which causes some off-setting in our edition.)