Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

“Under [Napoleon] a total of 2,432,335 men were called up for conscription . . . between March 1804 and November 1813.”

May 16, 2017

Roberts, Andrew. Napoleon: A Life (p. 690). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

“Up to 140,000 of Napoleon’s soldiers died of disease in 1812, the majority of them from typhus but a significant number from dysentery and related illnesses.”

May 15, 2017

Roberts, Andrew. Napoleon: A Life (p. 590). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

1812 was the year of Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia.

‘Rule one on page one of the book of war, is: “Do not march on Moscow.” ’ Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, House of Lords, May 1962

May 11, 2017

Roberts, Andrew. Napoleon: A Life (p. 580). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

www.sltrib.com: ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ author dies

April 25, 2017

http://www.sltrib.com/home/5213139-155/zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle

I still need to read this book.  It has been on my list for years . . .

“[Napoleon] regularly upbraided doctors, most of whom he regarded as quacks.”

April 19, 2017

Roberts, Andrew. Napoleon: A Life (p. 136). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.