Though Napoleon Bonaparte's unquenchable thirst for military adventurism eventually cost him both his throne and his freedom during the Napoleonic Wars of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the French emperor was not easily defeated, even when most of Europe's nations united against him. Two military setbacks, on a scale unprecedented in history, were required before the high tide of Napoleon's success began to ebb towards the final denouement of the Hundred Days and the famous Battle of Waterloo. The incredible losses inflicted on Napoleon's Grand Armee by the ill-fated invasion of Russia in 1812 constituted the first setback that switched the Corsican's life journey from the road of success to that of defeat and exile. A huge, veteran, highly experienced force, the French Army of Napoleon perished on the rain-soaked tracks and sun-seared plains of Russia. Napoleon eventually committed over 400,000 men to his Russian project, but at the end of a relatively brief campaign, only about 40,000 men returned to Germany alive, and the Russians took some 100,000 prisoner and largely absorbed them into the Russian military or population. The remainder died, principally from starvation, but also through enemy action and the bitter cold of early winter. The failed Russian invasion set the stage for the second defeat at Leipzig, which essentially sealed the fate of Napoleon's empire. The four-day Battle of Leipzig in October 1813, romantically - but accurately - dubbed the "Battle of the Nations", proved the decisive encounter of the War of the Sixth Coalition and essentially determined the course the Napoleonic Wars took from that moment forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J. Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034128/bk_acx0_034128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since its publication in 1918, A History of the Christian Church has enjoyed outstanding success, being recognized as a classic in the field. Written by the eminent theologian Williston Walker, it combines clarity, unity, and balance in its narrative.The author Williston Walker (1860 - 1922) was an American Church historian from Portland, ME. He graduated from Amherst in 1883, from the Hartford Theological Seminary in 1886, and finally studied at Leipzig, earning his PhD in 1888. Walker then took a position at the Hartford Seminary from 1889 to 1901 and later accepted a position at Yale University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliet Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/192585/bk_acx0_192585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Fields of Death is the epic final novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon Quartet. Essential listening for fans of Bernard Cornwell. 1809. Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte have made their mark as military commanders. Lifelong enemies, they both believe their armies are strong enough to destroy any rival. But in war victory can never be certain. While Wellington's success continues in Spain, Napoleon feels the sting of failure. Yet despite a disastrous Russian campaign and humiliating defeat at Leipzig, he persists in fighting on. With Napoleon's power waning, the newly titled Duke of Wellington is perfectly placed to crush the tyrant. But his enemy refuses to surrender, and so the two giants must face a final reckoning on the bloody battlefield of Waterloo.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000547/bk_head_000547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henriette Sontag (3 January 1806 17 June 1854) was a German operatic soprano of great international renown. She possessed a sweet-toned, lyrical voice and was a brilliant exponent of florid singing. Sontag was born at Koblenz as Gertrude Walpurgis Sonntag. She made her début at the age of 15. In 1823 she sang at Leipzig in Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz and in December of that year created the title role in his Euryanthe. Her success was immediate, and in 1824 she went to the Königstädter Theater, Berlin. She was invited to be the soprano soloist in the first performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis on 7 May 1824, she was only 18 years old at the time.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Francis Barnett (1837 1916), English music composer and teacher, was the son of John Barnett's brother, Joseph Alfred, also a professor of music. John Francis carried on the traditions of the family as a composer and teacher. He obtained a queen's scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, and developed into an accomplished pianist, visiting Germany to study in 1857 and playing at a Gewandhaus concert at Leipzig in 1860. He came into notice as a composer with his symphony in A minor (1864), and followed this with a number of compositions for orchestra, strings or pianoforte. His cantata The Ancient Mariner was brought out at Birmingham in 1867, and another, Paradise and the Peri, in 1870, both with great success. In 1873 his most important work, the oratorio The Raising of Lazarus, was written, and in 1876 produced at Hereford. Many other cantatas, pianoforte pieces, &c. were composed by him, and successfully brought out, and he took an active part as a professor in the work of the Guildhall School of Music and Royal College of Music.