Some of these reviews are posted whilst or directly after reading the book in question, whereas others may be older, or written up from notes taken when I first read the book. Entries that don't have an active link are either books I'm currently reading, or books I have read, but haven't got around to reviewing on this blog as yet.
Adam, Albrecht - Napoleon's Army in Russia.
Barbero, Alessandro - The Battle (Waterloo).
Belloc, Hilaire - Napoleon's Campaign of 1812, and the retreat from Moscow.
Bonaparte, Napoleon - Clisson & Eugenie. The young Napoleon tries his hand at romantic fiction.
Bonaparte, Napoleon - Memoirs, ed. Somerset de Chair.
Bonaparte, Napoleon - Military Maxims of Napoleon, ed. David Chandler.
Britten Austin, Paul - 1812, Napoleon's Invasion Of russia. A real masterpiece: a 'word film', collated from myriad firsthand accounts, available in both three-volume and single-volume editions. A shorter review of this epic meisterwork can be read here.
Britten Austin, Paul - 1815, The Return of Napoleon. An exciting account of Napoleon's landing in and journey through France.
Broers, Michael - Napoleon's Other War, Bandits, Rebels and their Pursuers in the Age of Revolutions.
Carruthers - Napoleon on Campaign.
Caulaincourt - With Napoleon in Russia.
Chandler, David - The Campaigns Of Napoleon. A classic! A very short review can be read here.
Chandler, David - Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars.
Chandler, David - Napoleon. Brief mainly military biog.
Chandler, David, Ed. - Napoleon's Marshals. A compilation of 26 short biogs by various eminent authors.
Chandler, David - Waterloo, the Hundred Days.
Clayton & O'Connell - Bonaparte & the British. Catalogue of the excellent 2015 British Museum print show, with various essays.
Cordier, Sylvain, Ed. - Napoleon, The Imperial Household. An amazing catalogue of a travelling exhibition, celebrating the splendour of Bonaparte's court.
Cornwall, Bernard - Waterloo [currently on 'pause', part way through reading this!].
Dawson, Paul L - Napoleon's Imperial Guard, The Infantry, uniforms and equipment.
Dawson, Paul L - Napoleon's Imperial Guard, The Cavalry, uniforms and equipment.
Dawson, Paul L - Napoleon's Waterloo Army: Uniforms and Equipment.
Delderfield, R. F. - Imperial Sunset.
Delderfield, R. F. - March of the Twenty-Six. Napoleon's marshals.
Delderfield, R. F. - Napoleon In Love.
Delderfield, R. F. - The Retreat From Moscow.
du Faur, Faber - With Napoleon in Russia.
de Fezensac, Lieut. Gen. - A Journal of the Russian Campaign of 1812.
Esdaile, Charles - Napoleon's Wars.
Field, Andrew - Grouchy's Waterloo, the battles of Ligny and Wavre.
Field, Andrew - Waterloo, The French Perspective.
Franklin, John - Quatre Bras (Osprey Campaign Series).
Funcken, L. & F. - The Napoleonic Wars, parts I & II, (Arms & Uniforms series).
Gallagher, John - Iron Marshal, The, biog. of Marshal Louis N Davout.
Gardiner, Robert - Warships of the Napoleonic Era.
Gill, John H. - Thunder on the Danube. Vol. I.
Gill, John H. - Thunder on the Danube. Vol. II.
Gill, John H. - Thunder on the Danube. Vol. III.
Gill, John H. - With Eagles to Glory.
Haythornthwaite, Philip - Napoleon's Military Machine.
Hibbert, Christopher - Waterloo.
Hofschröer, Peter - Wellington's Smallest Victory. A typically ornery account from Hofschröer - the military historian with several axes to grind, currently in prison, I believe! - dealing in this instance with Capt. Siborne's Waterloo diorama, casting* Wellington in a less than complimentary light.
* Please note esoteric lead-figure making pun... fully intended.
Howarth, David - Trafalgar, The Nelson Touch.
Howarth, David - A Near Run Thing (Waterloo).
Hussey, John - Waterloo, The Campaign of 1815, vols I & II. Epic 'command and control' account of the fateful Hundred Days.
Ireland, Bernard - Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail.
Jakob, Walter - Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier.
Jomini, Antoine Henri - The Campaign of Waterloo. Abridged/extracted from a much larger work.
Korolev, Alexander - The Great Retreat. Richly illustrated compendium of archaeological artefacts, from the route of the Grande Armée's calamitous retreat out of Russia.
Larrey, Baron - Surgeon to Napoleon's Imperial Guard.
Lee, Christopher - Nelson versus Napoleon, The Long Haul to Trafalgar.
Limm, Andrew - Walcheren to Waterloo, the Vritish Amy in the Low Countries during the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815.
Luvaas, Jay - Napoleon on the Art of War.
Mercer, Cavalie - Journal of the Waterloo Campaign. Reviews of both the abridged and full editions, from Pen & Sword.
Muir, Rory - Wellington, The Path to Victory.
Muir, Rory - Wellington, Waterloo & The Fortunes Of Peace, 1814-1852.
Nafziger, George F. - Napoleon's Invasion of Russia.
North, Johnathan (Ed.) - The Napoleon Options 10 imaginary 'alternative history' scenarios.
Parquin, Charles - Military Memoirs of, The; not much of a review, but I cover this book briefly in a post on painting some AB figures, here.
Petre, F. Loraine - Napoleon's Campaign in Prussia, 1806.
Roberts, Andrew - Napoleon The Great.
Roberts, Andrew - Waterloo, Napoleon's Last Gamble.
Rousselot/Ryan - Napoleon's Elite Cavalry. A beautiful collection of Rousselot plates focussed on certain key regiments of the Imperial Guard.
Scott, Sir Walter - The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, A Biography. The single volume abridgement of Scott's epic bestseller, formerly long out of print.
Simms, Brendan - The Longest Afternoon. A superbly dramatic account of the defence of La Haye Sainte, at Waterloo.
Smith, Digby - Armies of 1812. The French and their Allies, plus Austria, Prussia, Russia and Turkey.
Strathern, Paul - Napoleon in Egypt.
Talty, Stephan - The Illustrious Dead. Excellent book exploring how typhus decimated the Grande Armée during the Russia 1812 campaign.
Tarle, Eugene - Napoleon's Invasion of Russia, 1812. Mid-twentieth century Russian account of 1812.
Uffindel, Andrew - The Eagle's Last Triumph.
Vernet, Carle - Uniformes Napoléoniens Uniformes Napoleoniens, 1812 Bardin regulations.
Vossler, A. H. - With Napoleon in Russia, a Würtemberger cavalryman's memoirs; covers 1812-13.
Wheeler, Broadley - Napoleon & the Invasion of England, subtitled The Story of the Great Terror.
Zamoyski, Adam - 1812, Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow.
Zamoyski, Adam - Rites of Peace. The Congress of Vienna.
Ambrose, Stephen E. - D-Day. Just the big day itself, with a heavy weighting towards Omaha. Ambrose seems out of favour, perhaps especially in the U.S. at present (or at least on the TMP message boards). I think that's a great shame, and very largely misplaced. This is an excellent book, rich in firsthand testimony, and consummately well written, from the point of view of exciting historical narrative.
Bastable, Jonathan - Voices From Stalingrad.
Baxter, Ian - Images of War: Hitler's Headquarters.
Baxter, Ian - Images of War: The Armour of Rommel's Africa Korps.
Baxter, Ian - Images of War: Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front.
Baxter, Ian - Images of War: 7th SS at War.
Beevor, Antony - D-Day, Battle for Normandy.
Birch, Gavin - Images of War: Sherman Tank, The.
Blades, Brooke S - Images of War: The Americans on D-Day and in Normandy.
Blades, Brooke S - Images of War: The Americans, from the Ardennes to VE Day.
Brown, Robert - German Destroyers (Ship Craft, 25). Richly illustrated modelmaker ref for Z-Class German naval destroyers, on Pen & Sword's Seaforth imprint.
Calvo (illus.) - La Bète est Morte! Amazing WWII anti-Nazi French propaganda bande dessinées. Not much of a review, as yet. More just a bunch of pics and some initial thoughts.
Cawthorne, Nigel - Army Of Steel.
Cawthorne, Nigel - Decisive Battles of WWII.
Cochet, François - Fallschirmjäger, 1937-41. First in a two-part series on German paratroops.
Cochet, François - Fallschirmjäger, 1942-45. Second in a two-part series on German paratroops.
Cole, Lance - The Jeep. First in the new Land Craft series from Pen & Sword, companion to the Tank Craft and other similar lines, aimed at modellers.
Dennis / Cummings (Ed.) - In Action With Destroyers, 1939-45, The Wartime Memoirs of a Commander.
Diamond, Jon - Hell in the Central Pacific, the Palau Islands,1944
Diamond, Jon - Images of War: Montgomery's Rhine River Crossings, Operation Plunder.
Doyle, David - Images of War: M7 Priest. Terrific book on this interesting American SPG.
Doyle, David - Images of War: M29 Weasel, tracked cargo carrier and variants.
Doyle, David - Images of War: M36/M36B1 Tank Destroyer.
Glantz - Battle for Leningrad, The.
Glantz - When Titans Clashed.
Gonzalez & Sagarra - Lake Ilmen, 1942. Spaniards of the Blue Division, fighting in the snows of Russia.
Goss, Chris - Focke-Wulf 190, The Early Years.
Goss, Chris - Knights of the Battle of Britain. Luftwaffe Knight's Cross recipients.
Goss, Chris - Luftwaffe Training Aircraft.
Goss, Chris - Messerschmidt Bf109, the latter years - War in the east to the fall of Germany.
Grehan, John - Images of War: Battle of Midway.
Hargreaves, Richard - Germans In Normandy, The. Excellent account of the French campaign from the German perspective.
Harmsen, Peter - Nanjing, 1937, Battle for a Doomed City.
Harmsen, Peter - Shanghai, 1937, Stalingrad on The Yangtze.
Heath, Tim - Creating Hitler's Germany. Interesting firsthand accounts of how Nazi Germany came into being.
Heath, Tim - Hitler's Housewives. More feminine perspectives on Germany's WWII experience.
Henshaw, John - Liberty's Provenance, the evolution of the Liberty ship from its Sunderland origins.
Hewitt, Nick - Coastal Convoys, 1939-45.
Hillier, Mark - The Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag.
Hitler, Adolf - Mein Kampf.
Hoffman, Heinrich - With Hitler in the West.
Jackson, Robert - M2/M3, American halftracks of the Second World War.
Johnen, Wilhelm - Duel Under the Stars. Memoirs of a Luftwaffe Me 110 pilot and night fighter.
Jowett, Philip - Images of War: Japan Triumphant: The Far East Campaign, 1941-42.
Kahn, Mark - Images of War: Kent at War, 1939-1945.
Kershaw, Ian - Hitler. My review of the single-volume version of Kershaw's huge Hitler biog.
Koreman, Megan - Escape Line, The. Fascinating account of 'Dutch Paris', a clandestine escape route for Jews, refugees and Allied servicemen in Occupied Europe.
Leckie, Robert - Helmet For My Pillow (WWII memoir, source for HBO's Pacific).
Mulley, Claire - The Women Who Flew For Hitler. Superb double biography of Melitta Von Stauffenberg and Hanna Reitsch.
O'Kelly, Michael - Second World War Explained, The. Should've been titled A Brief History of WWII.
Oliver, Dennis - Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer, German Army & Waffen SS, Western Europe, 1944-45 (Tank Craft, 8).
Oliver, Dennis - Achilles M10.
Oliver, Dennis - Panther Tanks, German Army & Waffen SS, Normandy Campaign, 1944 (Tank Craft, 3); and Defence of the West, 1945 (Tank Craft 18).
Oliver, Dennis - Tiger I, German Army Heavy Tank, Southern Front, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, 1942-45 (Tank Craft, 10).
Oliver, Dennis - Stug III & IV, German Army, Waffen SS & Luftwaffe, Western Front, 1944-45 (Tank Craft 19).
Oliver, Dennis - Panther Tanks, German Army Panzer Brigades, Western and Eastern Fronts, 1944-45 (Tank Craft 24)
Oliver, Dennis - Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS, Nipornandy Campaign, 1944 (Tank Craft 25)
Oliver, Dennis - Jagdpanzer IV, German Army and Waffen-SS Tank Destroyers, 1944-45 (Tank Craft 26)
Oliver, Dennis - Panzer III, German Army Light Tank, Operation Barbarossa, 1941 (Tank Craft 27)
Paterson, Lawrence - Eagles Over The Sea, 1935-42.
Plowman, Jeffrey - Greece, 1941.
Plowman, Jeffrey - Tank Attack at Monte Cassino. Fascinating account of a little known action.
Rehfeldt, Hans - Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front.
Roberts, Andrew - Hitler & Churchill, Secrets of Leadership.
Roberts, John - Battleship Repulse.
Roper, Hugh Trevor - Last Days of Hitler, The.
Sajer, Guy - Forgotten Soldier, The. Ostfront memoir by French volunteer in the Wehrmacht.
Saunders, Tim - Operation Totalize. Canadians, Brits and Poles vs. SS and other Germans, in the Normandy campaign.
Shepherd, Ben - Hitler's SoldiersThe German Army in the Third Reich.
Shirer, William - Rise and Fall of The Third Reich, The.
Siedler, Hans - Images of War: Hitler's Defeat on the Western Front, 1944-45.
Sledge, Eugene - With The Old Breed (WWII memoir, source for HBO's Pacific).
Speer, Albert - Inside the Third Reich.
Türk, Herman, Urbanke, Axel - To The Gates Of Moscow. Fabulous collection of photos and diary entries, plus contextual commentary.
Villahermosa, Gilberto - Hitler's Paratroopers.
Walsh, Stephen - Stalingrad, 1942-1943, The Infernal Cauldron.
Wellum, Geoffrey - First Light. Engaging memoir of a Spitfire pilot during WWII and the Battle of Britain.
Catton/Greenspan - Picture History of the Civil War. This post is more about the amazing Greenspan 'battle maps' than Catton's book as a whole!
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence - The Passing of the Armies.
Foote, Shelby - The Civil War, Vol, I, Fort Sumter to Perryville.
Foote, Shelby - The Civil War, Vol, II, Fredericksburg to Meridian.
Foote, Shelby - The Civil War, Vol, III, Red River to Appomattox.
National Geographic - 100th Anniversary ACW issues.
O'Shea/Greenspan - Battle Maps of the Civil War.
White, Ronald C. - A. Lincoln.
Brendon, Piers - Dark Valley, 'a panorama of the 1930s', prelude to WWII.
Clark, Christopher - Iron Kingdom, The. Prussia, 1600-1947.
Dodson, Aidan - German Battleship Helgoland.
Katcher & Embelton - The Mexican American War, 1846-1848 (Osprey Men-at-Arms series).
Sallah & Weiss - Tiger Force, US forces on a muderous rampage in Vietnam and the subsequent cover up and exposé.
Worden, Blair - English Civil War, The.
Zamoyski, Adam - Warsaw 1920, Lenin's Failed Invasion of Europe. Excellent concise account of a little known post WWI conflict, which helped contain the Western spread of Communism.
Chatham, Peter & Weston, Stephen - Early Railways, A Guide for the Modeller.
Clark, Alex - Small Scale Armour Modelling.
Jang, Kerry - Large Scale Warship Models.