List of books about the Napoleonic Wars

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The Russian army enters Paris in 1814

This is a non-fiction bibliography of works about the Napoleonic Wars as selected by editors.

General[edit]

External video
Booknotes interview with Andrew Roberts on Napoleon & Wellington: The Battle of Waterloo and the Great Commanders Who Fought It, January 12, 2003, C-SPAN

Battles[edit]

Biographies[edit]

Forces[edit]

British[edit]

French[edit]

Prussian[edit]

Uniforms and equipment[edit]

Naval[edit]

  • Adkin, Mark (2005). The Trafalgar Companion: The Complete Guide to History's Most Famous Sea Battle and the Life of Admiral Lord Nelson. London: Aurum Press. ISBN 978-1845130183.
  • Davies, David (1996). Fighting Ships: Ships of the Line 1793–1815. London: Constable. ISBN 978-0094760202.
  • Davies, Paul (1972). The Battle of Trafalgar. London: Pan Books. ISBN 978-0345027252.
  • Fitchett, W.H. (2007). Naval Battles of the Napoleonic Wars. UK: Leonaur. ISBN 978-1846773136.
  • Fremont, Gregory-Barnes (2007). The Royal Navy 1793–1815. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1846031380.
  • Goodwin, Peter (2002). Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771–1805. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 978-0851777429.
  • Lavery, Brian (1992) [First published 1989]. Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793–1815. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 978-0851775210.
  • Pivka, Otto von (1980). Navies of the Napoleonic Era. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0715377673.
  • Warner, Oliver (1971) [First published 1965]. Nelson's Battles. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0715351697.
  • White, Colin (2002). The Nelson Encyclopaedia. Rochester, UK: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1861761859.

Peninsular War[edit]

  • Fletcher, Ian (2003). Fortresses of the Peninsular 1808–14. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1841765778.
  • Gates, David (2002) [First published 1986]. The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War. Pimlico. ISBN 978-0712697309.
  • Lachouque, Commandant Henry; Tranie, Jean; Carmigniani, J.-C. (1982) [First published 1978 in French]. Napoleon's War in Spain. London: Arms and Armour. ISBN 978-1854092199.
  • Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick (1835–40). History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814. Vols. I–VI. London: Thomas & William Boone.
  • Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick (1852). English Battles and Sieges in The Peninsula: Extracted from his 'Peninsula War'. London: Chapman and Hall.
  • Oman, Charles (1902–30). A History of the Peninsular War. Vols I–VII. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Parkinson, Roger (2000) [First published 1973]. The Peninsular War. Ware, UK: Wordsworth Editions. ISBN 978-1840222289.
  • Weller, Jac (1999) [First published 1963]. Wellington in the Peninsula. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-1853673818.

Invasion of Russia[edit]