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Old 04-29-2019, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never had much of a grasp on Napoleon's history but I'm learning a bit of it atm and it's great and great generals and their conquests are always fascinating so if anyone has anything to say on the Napoleonic Wars or books that would be good to read then give it up.
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I actually had no idea that book was about the Napoleonic wars. God damn it now I have to read a difficult Russian novel. **** you and your mother.
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I’ve read a lot of the Horatio Hornblower series

They’re pretty nerdy but they’re also breezy and fun

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Hornblower
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I'm glad to hear you're exploring such an exciting period in European history, D&G, and Napoleon was a leader of extraordinary stature. But it wasn't all power and glory of course, and here's a book that fills in some everyday detail of what life was like in Napoleon's army as it headed into Russia:-



It's the real diary of a real guy who was really there: very authentic but tbh it's a slightly boring read, so if you want a quick summary," Napoleon's army was cold, disorganised and very hungry."

If you don't want to get caught up in details, you can pick up some history from Abba too

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The part where he stepped on a landmine is my favorite.
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The part where he stepped on a landmine is my favorite.
Napoleon Blownaparte?
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It's the little things.
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Didn't that happen in his kitchen, destroying the kitchen floor at the same time? Linoleum Blownapart
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A lot of people don’t know he was actually killed by a Mongolian donkey fart.
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