The Spanish Ulcer: A History of Peninsular War

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  • Title: The Spanish Ulcer: A History of Peninsular War
  • Author: DavidGates
  • ISBN: 9780306810831
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. If you only want to a have one book on the Peninsular War, this is it This is a great account of the battles and campaigns fought in Spain Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars In over 550 pages of text the author, David Gates, offers the reader a detailed account of the fighting with a non bias point of view He offers assessments of the opposing Generals and their forces and covers the political and social background of the times The only fault I could find with this book would be the standard of [...]


  2. The Peninsular War is a unique part of the broader Napoleonic Wars The author, David Gates, research of this theater is impressive and meticulous He writes in great detail, about every battle and skirmish of this war even going so far as inserting maps for the larger battles fought I love the beginning chapters explaining briefly the background events leading to this outbreak of battle the general makeup of the armies involved as well as the primary reasons why Napoleon lost and Lord Wellington [...]


  3. This is a tremendous book for an overview of the Peninsular War against Napoleon The sheer plodding and suffering of the armies and citizens of Spain and Portugal are covered as the armies maneuver for advantage and are brought to battle His research is impeccable, his detail in delineating the armies is astonishing, and his writing style is readable and moving This is a must have for someone interested in wargaming for the appendices alone I hope this provides a good introduction for the Oman s [...]


  4. Great book encyclopedia even with quite a load of information on the Peninsular War, including daily accounts, orders of battle you name it


  5. Entertaining and informative look at the Peninsular War of 1808 1814 The author discusses all the major battles in detail using hand drawn maps Having already read quite a bit about this war to the knife on the part of Spain and France made it easier to understand what they, as well as Portuguese and British forces went through.Although it was not the main theatre of war for Napoleon, the Peninsula played a major part in Napoleon s downfall since it deprived him of much needed manpower and acted [...]


  6. I d give it a five if it weren t for the maps, though I am glad it had them unlike other histories on campaigns that either do not have them at all or are barely functional Got me into the Peninsular War in a large way that I prefer to indulge this subject than any other Napoleonic related subject.


  7. I was, unfortunately, a bit disappointed by this book I was hoping for an analysis of the 1808 1814 Peninsular War or Guerra Independencia which provided a even handed coverage of the war than is common from English language authors who have tended to concentrate almost wholly on the British involvement I was looking for a sympathetic treatment of the Spanish war effort, whose contribution to the French defeat is too often all but ignored.For a single volume, the scope of this book is very bro [...]


  8. Actually, I did not finish this book It was way too full of names and numbers to adequately follow Also, I got entirely frustrated with the author s treatment of the timelines I would finally finish a chapter which ended, let s say in 1811, then the next chapter covered some other part of Spain starting in 1809 It was hard to stay focused on the overall story, and feel that I made any progress In any event, I made it to page 287, but consider my future time too valuable to waste any of it on th [...]


  9. Struggling through this book, not because it is not any good but because I have been distracted by other things This is for the serious reader of Military history and is not a light read.