J. David Markham
Napoleonic History

Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon's Grande Armee

2007 Las Cases Memorial Prize for Napoleonic Literature in English, Instituto Napoleónico México-Francia

Winner of the 2003 International Napoleonic Society Presidents Choice Award
and
the 2007 Count Las Cases Memorial Prize for Napoleonic Literature in English from the Instituto Napoleónico México-Francia


What others say about Imperial Glory:


Markham has provided a major contribution to Napoleonic studies by making the bulletins available in the English language in one concise volume. It will be a welcomed addition to individual libraries and a must for colleges and universities where French history is taught.
--John G. Gallaher, President, Napoleonic Alliance; Professor Emeritus of History
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Author, The Iron Marshal: A Biography of Louis N. Davout; Napoleon’s Irish Legion
General Alexandre Dumas: Soldier of the French Revolution.

A book of extraordinary importance to Napoleonic scholarship.
--Ben Weider, President
International Napoleonic Society
Author, Assassination at St. Helena Revisited

J. David Markham has made a very important contribution to Napoleonic scholarship …Markham deserves great credit for filling in a major gap in our knowledge of Napoleonic history…Markham’s book is beautifully translated and brings the Bulletins to life.
--Gregory Troubetzkoy
Author, In the Service of the Tsar: The Memoirs of Denis Davidov
Fellow, International Napoleonic Society

This new edited translation…is a welcome publication…a useful book.
--Dr. David Chandler
British Army Review

As one would expect, David Markham provides incisive introductions to the campaigns…this is an essential reference book for anyone interested in the Napoleonic Wars…
--John Morewood
The Waterloo Journal

An impressive and long-overdue work! The complete bulletins with excellent commentary and supplemental material. An essential addition to any Napoleonic library.
--Peter Holmes
Napoleonic Alliance

Occasionally a new book is released that is so important to the study of the Napoleonic era that it immediately falls into the "must have" category for both Napoleonic scholars and enthusiasts. Imperial Glory is such a book… The supplementary material is fascinating… Mr. Markham and Greenhill Books are to be commended for making available to the public material that has long been inaccessible to all but those with extensive libraries. Imperial Glory is an impressive collection of documents that every Napoleonic library should own.
--Tom Holmberg
Napoleon Series Web Page

Noted Napoleonic scholar J. David Markham has collected this remarkable collection of all Napoleon’s Grande Armée bulletins … an informative and perceptive introduction…an invaluable addition to the personal library of anyone interested in Napoleon…
--Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D., U.S. Army (Ret.)
Military Heritage Review

Greenhill books and David Markham have hit a home run with this magnificent collection of the Bulletins of Napoleon's Grande Armee. This book is a wonderful reference work, and if definitely fills in a very large blank in the history of the period… This book is highly recommended and it should be on the bookshelf of every enthusiast of the period. Much useful information and knowledge can be gleaned from these pages, and the author has definitely made his mark with this volume.
--Kevin F. Kiley


Imperial Glory contains 442 Pages of important primary source documents, including:

1805
37 Bulletins of the Grande Armée (complete)
9 Bulletins of Massena’s Army of Italy (complete)
9 Proclamations
3 Decrees
2 Orders of the Day
3 Letters
1 Armistice
1 Treaty of Peace

1806-1807
87 Bulletins (complete)
4 Proclamations
1 Letter
1 Armistice between France and Prussia
1 Armistice between France and Russia
1 Treaty between France and Prussia
1 Treaty between France and Russia

1809
30 Bulletins (complete)
4 Proclamations


2 Proclamations of the King of Saxony
2 Orders of the Day
2 Reports by the Viceroy (Eugène)
3 Letters
1 Treaty between France and Austria

1812
29 Bulletins (Complete)
1 Final dispatch from Paris
1 Order of the Day
1 Letter
21 Field Reports, including:

• 5 Reports from Marshal Ney
• 4 Reports from Marshal Murat
• 2 Reports from Marshal Davout
• 2 Reports from Eugène
• 2 Reports from Marshal St Cyr
• 1 Report of Marshal Macdonald
• 1 Report from Marshal Oudinot
• 1 Report from Prince Poniatowski
• 1 Report from Prince Schwarzenberg
• 1 Report of Russian General Wittgenstein to Tsar Alexander
• 1 Report from General Wrede

1813
51 Reports from Le Moniteur, which often include reports from multiple days
2 Proclamations
2 Reports from Marshal Berthier
1 Report from General Vandamme
1 Report from Marshal Ney
1 Report from General Milhaud
6 Letters
1 Armistice

1814
23 Reports from Le Moniteur, including two “Bulletins” at the end of the campaign
2 Proclamations
1 Decree
1 Order of the Day
2 Speeches
1 Act of Abdication

• Select Guide to People and Titles (identifies the marshals and other important French officials by name and title)

• Brief biographical sketches of selected people mentioned in the Bulletins

• Glossary of important terms

• Index of names that includes, where possible, complete names and titles, in and of itself an excellent and rare resource

Selected Works

Biography/History
The story of a fascinating but often overlooked period of Napoleon's career. The time between Waterloo and Napoleon's surrender to the British is filled with intrigue and possibilities, and this book covers all of the exciting details, often in the words of those who were there!
Six alternative history stories answered by six noted historians. Introduction and introductory material, as well as a response to one alternative history, by J. David Markham, editor.
Six alternative history stories answered by six noted historians. Introduction and introductory material, as well as a response to one alternative history, by J. David Markham, editor.
“The ultimate biography of Napoleon for the average person and students of Napoleon alike.”
--Ben Weider, President, International Napoleonic Society
The French version, with a preface by Jean Tulard, dean of French Napoleonic scholars,
The Russian version of Napoleon for Dummies. It translates as 'Napoleon for the Teapots.'
This is the Dutch version of Napoleon for Dummies.
A vivid view of Napoleon’s last years and a major contribution to Napoleonic scholarship.

Winner of the 2005 International Napoleonic Society’s President’s Choice award for Napoleonic Literature.
Easy to read, well researched and documented, it is the one book on Napoleon for student and scholar alike!

Winner of the 2004 Napoleonic Society of America Emperor's Award for Napoleonic Literature
Imperial Glory is the first complete English translation of Napoleon’s Bulletins and also contains numerous reports by Napoleon’s marshals and others, most of which have never been published in English.

Winner of the 2003 International Napoleonic Society Presidents Choice Award and the 2007 Count Las Cases Memorial Prize for Napoleonic Literature in English from the Instituto Napoleónico México-Francia.

Winner of the 2003 International Napoleonic Society President's Choice Award for Napoleonic Literature.

Betsy Balcombe's memoirs tell the story of her relationship with Napoleon on St Helena, the island to which he was exiled after defeat at Waterloo. I wrote the introduction to this edition.

Selected as book of the month by Foundation Napoléon, Paris.
Eight Napoleonic experts review Napoleon's life and legacy.
DVD/Video/Audio
An abridged audio book that includes all introductory material and some of the best stories found in the paperback version. I had the honor to be one of the readers.
History Channel production that tells the stories of the greatest military commanders of all time, including segments with J. David Markham on Napoleon and Julius Caesar.
A group of British and one American (J. David Markham) tell the amazing story of Napoleon's career.
Ben Weider, J. David Markham and others set the stage for one of history's greatest mysteries: How did Napoleon die?
Encyclopedia
A two-volume work on the world powers of the 19th and early 20th century. I contributed 10 articles.
A wealth of information on this exciting epoch. I contributed 27 articles.
A well-regarded basic reference work to which I contributed articles on Napoleon, Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar.
The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time everything that is known and truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience. Includes my article on Napoleon Bonaparte.