Tag Archives: Patrick Rambaud

The Retreat

“In The Retreat, a novel much praised for its level of historical detail, French writer Patrick Rambaud locates little grandeur in the ghastly carnage of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. . . . Readers of Bernard Cornwell Sharpe’s novels will no doubt relish the prize-winning Rambaud’s hallucinogenic, frost-edged vision of Napoleon’s…

Napoleon’s Exile

“Enfeebled, sick, dispirited, abandoned, the ruler only becomes more fascinating. The epoch is no more, but the intimate Napoleon replaces it. No hagiography or…

The Battle

“History writ large, bold, vivid, and real: mesmerizing and authentic.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)