The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier   -     Edited By: Marc Raeff
    By: Jakob Walter
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The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier

Edited By: Marc Raeff
Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1993 / Paperback

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Eighteen-year-old German stonesman Jakob Walter served in the Grand Army of Napolean between 1806 and 1813. His diary intimately records his trials: the long, grueling marches in Prussia and Poland, the disastrous Russian campaign, and the demoralizing defeat in a war few supported or understood. It is at once a compelling chronicle of a young soldier's loss of innocence and an eloquent and moving portrait of the profound effects of all wars on the men who fight them. Also included are letters home from the Russian front, previously unpublished in English, as well as period engravings and maps from the Russian/Soviet and East European collections of the New York Public Library.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 7.72 X 5.04 X 0.58 (inches)
ISBN: 0140165592
ISBN-13: 9780140165593
UPC: 051488014003
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Eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter served in the Grand Army of Napoleon between 1806 and 1813. His diary intimately records his trials: the long, grueling marches in Prussia and Poland, the disastrous Russian campaign, and the demoralizing defeat in a war few supported or understood. It is at once a compelling chronicle of a young soldier's loss of innocence and an eloquent and moving portrait of the profound effects of all wars on the men who fight them.

Also included are letters home from the Russian front, previously unpublished in English, as well as period engravings and maps from the Russian/Soviet and East European collections of the New York Public Library.

"Vivid and gruesome … but also a story of human fortitude. … It reminds us that the troops Napoleon drove so mercilessly were actually more victims than victors—a side of Napoleon that should not be forgotten."
Chicago Tribune

Author Bio

Mark Raeff, the Boris Bakhmeteff Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Columbia University, is a scholar of pre-revolutionary Russia. His books include Understanding Imperial Russia, Origins of the Russian Intelligentsia, The Well-Ordered Police State, and Russian Abroad.

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