List of books about the Napoleonic Wars

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


  • Bruce, Robert B.; Dickie, Iain; Kiley, Kevin; Pavkovic, Michael F.; Schneid, Frederick C. (2008). Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic Age 1792~1815. London: Amber Books. ISBN 978-1905704828.
  • Chandler, David G. (1966). The Campaigns of Napoleon. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0025236608.
  • Chandler, David G. (1979). Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0853683537.
  • Chandler, David G. (1987) [First published 1831]. The Military Maxims of Napoleon. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-0947898649.
  • Chandler, David G. (1990). The Illustrated Napoleon. London: Greenhill. ISBN 978-1853670862.
  • Chandler, David G. (1994). On the Napoleonic Wars. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-1853671586.
  • Esposito, Brigadier General Vincent J.; Elting, Colonel John R. (1999) [First published 1964]. A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars (New ed.). London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-1853673467.
  • Fremont, Gregory-Barnes, ed. (2006). The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1851096466.
  • Glover, Michael (1980) [First published 1979]. The Napoleonic Wars: an illustrated history 1792–1815. London: Book Club Associates. ISBN 978-0713417234.
  • Haythornthwaite, Philip J. (1990). The Napoleonic Source Book. London: Cassell & Co. ISBN 978-1854092878.
  • Herold, J. Christopher (2002) [First published 1963]. The Age of Napoleon. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 978-1842125656.
  • Hodge, Carl Cavanagh, ed. (2008). Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. Vols. 1 & 2. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0313334047.
  • Jaques, Tony (2006). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0313335365.
  • Konstam, Angus (2003). Historical Atlas of the Napoleonic Era. London: Mercury Books. ISBN 978-1904668046.
  • McNab, Chris, ed. (2011) [First published 2009]. Armies of the Napoleonic Wars. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1849086486.
  • Mikaberidze, Alexander (2020). The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History. Oxford University Press.
  • Nosworthy, Brent (1995). Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies. London: Constable and Company. ISBN 978-0094772403.
  • Over, Keith (1976). Flags and Standards of the Napoleonic Wars. London: Bivouc Books. ISBN 978-0856800122.
  • Pivka, Otto von (1979). Armies of the Napoleonic Era. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0715377666.
  • Riley, Jonathon P. (2000). Napoleon and the World War of 1813: Lessons in Coalition Warfighting. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0714648934.
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  • Adkin, Mark (2001). The Waterloo Companion: The Complete Guide to History's Most Famous Land Battle. London: Aurum Press. ISBN 978-1854107640.
  • Ayrton, Michael; Taylor, John (2008). The Sharpest Fight: The 95th Rifles at Tarbes, 20th March 1814. London: Forbitou Books. ISBN 978-0955486005.
  • Barbero, Alessandro (2005). The Battle: A New History Of Waterloo. Walker & Company. ISBN 978-1843543107.
  • Chandler, David G. (1993) [First published 1980]. Waterloo: The Hundred Days. London: Osprey. ISBN 978-0540011704.
  • Chartrand, René (2001). Vimeiro 1808. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1841763095.
  • Chartrand, René (2001). Bussaco 1810. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1841763101.
  • Chartrand, René (2001). Fuentes de Oñoro 1811. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1841763118.
  • Duffy, Christopher (1999) [First published 1972]. Borodino and the War of 1812. London: Cassell & Co. ISBN 978-0304352784.
  • Duffy, Christopher (1999) [First published 1977]. Austerlitz 1805. London: Cassell & Co. ISBN 978-0304352791.
  • Fletcher, Ian; Younghusband, Tony (1997). Salamanca 1812. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1855326040.
  • Fletcher, Ian (1996). Vittoria 1813. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1855327399.
  • Haythornthwaite, Philip J. (1996). Die Hard!. London: Arms & Armour Press. ISBN 978-1854092458.
  • Hibbert, Christopher (1998). Waterloo. Ware, UK: Wordsworth Editions. ISBN 978-1853266874.
  • Howarth, David (1997) [First published 1968]. Waterloo: A Near Run Thing (Reissued 2003 ed.). London: Phoenix. ISBN 978-1842127193.
  • Mikaberidze, Alexander (2007). The Battle of Borodino: napoleon versus Kutuzov. Barnsley: Pen&Sword.
  • Mikaberidze, Alexander (2010). The Battle of the Berezina: Napoleon's Great Escape. Barnsley: Pen&Sword.
  • Muir, Rory (2000). Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon. London: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300082708.
  • Sutherland, Jonathan (2003). Napoleonic Battles. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife. ISBN 978-1840374230.
  • Uffindell, Andrew (2003). Great Generals of the Napoleonic Wars and their Battles 1805–1815. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount. ISBN 978-1862271777.



  • Gill, John H. (2018). With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and his German Allies in the 1809 Campaign.
  • Lieven, Dominic (2010). Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace.
  • Nafziger, George (2009). Napoleon's Invasion of Russia.
  • Zamoyski, Adam (2004). 1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow.





Uniforms and equipment[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.
  • Tranié, Jean; Carmigniani, Juan Carlos (1982). Napoleon's War in Spain: The French Peninsular Campaigns, 1807–1814. Translated by Mallender, Janet S.; Clements, John R. based on the notes and documents of the late Commandant Henry Lachouque (1883-1971) (reprint ed.). Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 978-0-85-368506-7. First published 1978 in French
  • Weller, Jac (1999) [First published 1963]. Wellington in the Peninsula. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-1853673818.

Invasion of Russia[edit]