|About the Book|
David G. Chandler was a British historian whose study focused on the Napoleonic era. As a young man he served briefly in the army, reaching the rank of captain, and in later life he taught at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. According to his obituary in the The Daily Telegraph, his comprehensive account of Napoleons battles (his classic The Campaigns of Napoleon) is unlikely to be improved upon, despite a legion of rivals. He was also the author of a military biography of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and of The Art of War in the Age of Marlborough.