This analysis of the world war between Napoleon and the 6th coalition in 1813 covers operations in Europe, Spain and North America. It examines the differences between alliances and coalitions, comparing the long-term international relationships in alliances and the short-term union of coalitions.
Riley brilliantly illustrates the importance of using the historical model of 1813 as a guide for understanding the dynamics of future coalitions.
- The Historian
"an absolutely fascinating look at that period"
- Paper Wars
"Both author and publisher are to be congratulated on the numerous splendid maps that grace the text and enhance its readability…Of graet interest to military historians and students of compararative politics