NAPOLEON, FRANCE AND WATERLOO: THE EAGLE REJECTED
272pp., 20 illus. 2016. One critical aspect of the Waterloo story has gone all but untold – the French home front. Little has been written about the topic in English, and few works on Napoleon or Revolutionary and Napoleonic France pay it much attention. It is this conspicuous gap in the literature that Charles Esdaile explores in this erudite and absorbing study.