The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871


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6.3 X 9.14 X 1.13 inches | 1.38 pounds

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About the Author

Geoffrey Wawro is Professor of Strategic Studies at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. His previously published books include The Austro-Prussian War (Cambridge, 1996) and Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792-1914 (2000). He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the Austrian Cultural Institute Prize and the Society for Military History Moncado Prize for Excellence in the Writing of Military History. In 2002, he shared a New Orleans Press Club Award for the live NBC/History Channel coverage of the parade and opening of the D-Day Museum Pacific Wing. He is also the host and anchor of the History Channel's Hardcover History, a weekly interview show with leading historians, statesmen, and journalists.


The brief, seldom discussed but crucial Franco-Prussian war gets its due in Wawro's gripping narrative history and analytic tour de force. --Publishers Weekly
Wawro has written an extraordinary history of the Franco-Prussian War, one of the most significant wars in modern European history...Highly recommended. --Choice
This is an extraordinarily luminous book about not only a war but also a continent and a century. Written with verve and wit, The Franco-Prussian War harnesses scholarship and story-telling to wonderful effect. Geoffrey Wawro has given us a magnificent yarn. --Rich Atkinson, author of An Army at Dawn and winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for History
Wawro's [book] is so much fun to excellent read for professional and interested public alike. Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement
An insigtful account of one of perhaps the most critical European war of the period between the Waterloo and the 'Guns of August'...a readable, often detailed account... - The NYMAS Review, A.A. Nofi
Military historians will be delighted by the appearance of this clear, well-written and effective operational history of the war...[Wawro] deserves congratulations for his fine narrative. Renaissance Quarterly
Wawro has...taken up the challenge, drawing on a wide range of sources to offer a brisk, readable, and sharp account. Foreign Affairs