The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.02 X 0.74 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307394057

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About the Author

Stephen Talty is the award-winning author of Agent Garbo, Empire of Blue Water, and other bestselling works of narrative nonfiction. His books have been made into two films, the Oscar-winning Captain Phillips and Only the Brave. He is also the author of two psychological thrillers, including the New York Times bestseller Black Irish, set in his hometown of Buffalo. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and many other publications. Talty now lives outside New York City with his family.

Reviews

"An eloquent and vivid portrait that includes a view through the telescopes of rear-echelon
commanders, the rifle sights of front-line skirmishers, and the clouded spectacles of field surgeons laboring in candlelit abattoirs . . . the finest kind of popular history."
--William Rosen, author of Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire

Praise for Empire of Blue Water
"A swashbuckling adventure . . . [the] characters leap to life."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Reeking of authentic blood and thunder, and as richly detailed as a work of fiction . . . dramatically evokes the rough and tumble age when pirates owned the seas. A thrilling and fascinating adventure."
--Caroline Alexander, author of The Endurance

"Stephan Talty's vigorous history of seventeenth-century pirates of the Caribbean will sate even fickle Jack Sparrow fans. A pleasure to read from bow to stern."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Serves up swashbuckling history at its briny, blood-soaked best, with enough violence and passion to keep the pages flying by."
--Tom Reiss, author of The Orientalist

"Talty's delicious new book succeeds where other volumes of history fail. . . .A ripping yarn, worthy of its gaudy subject."
--Dallas Morning News