Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > History > history
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
Other books by
Stephan Talty
The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army
 
 
Author
Stephan Talty.
Publisher Crown  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780307394040
Pages/Publication Date 315/2009
Daedalus Item Code 12132
List Price: $27.00
Sale Price: $3.98
You Save: $23.02
Qty
          Tell a friend
Our Picks Great Deals
Description
In a dual narrative pitting human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, the author of Empire of Blue Water and Mulatto America here tells the story of a mighty warrior and a tiny microbe.

"When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, typhus ravaged his army, killing hundreds of thousands and ensuring his defeat.... Fatalities approached 100% among Napoleon's increasingly debilitated, filthy, half-starved soldiers. [Stephan] Talty makes a good case that it was typhus, not General Winter, that crushed Napoleon.... Talty delivers a breezy, popular account of a gruesome campaign, emphasizing the equally gruesome epidemic that accompanied it."—Publishers Weekly

"An eloquent and vivid portrait that includes a view through the telescopes of rear-echelon commanders, the rifle sights of front-line skirmishers, and the clouded spectacles of field surgeons laboring in candlelit abattoirs ... the finest kind of popular history."—William Rosen

 
You might also like:
Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Flora Fraser.
Studio: Knopf.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780307265449.  Daedalus Item Code: 12140
List Price: $28.95 Sale Price: $6.98 $4.98 You Save: $23.97
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com