Prussia at War (Paperback)
Prussia fought its way from vassal province to European Great Power thanks to prudent diplomacy, resolute leadership and an army unrivaled in discipline, training and tactics. Drawing from 18th and 19th-Century publications, eyewitness accounts, surviving military records and contemporary studies, Prussia at War traces the evolution of the nation from its rise under Grand Elector Friedrich Wilhelm to the wars against Napoleon over 150 years later. The battles of Rossbach, Leuthen, Jena, Auerstedt, Eylau and Leipzig, together with the defense of Prussian fortresses in 1806/07, bear witness to the courage, prowess and tenacity of the Prussian soldier in combat and the crucial influence of command on the outcome of engagements. Within the kingdom, reformers waged a persistent struggle against absolutism, aristocratic privilege and class distinctions to promote an enlightened society and create a citizen's army. Illuminating facts about the Prussian hierarchy round out this literary portrait of a renowned kingdom and the men and women who crafted it. 528 pages, illustrated.
The Inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival was a huge success!
Collected Works was very proud to have been on-site all weekend as the official bookstore of the Santa Fe Festival. Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, Jon Krakauer, amongst others, spent time in our mini-bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center and signed hundreds of books, which we now have in stock. So if you missed the festival but are looking for a signed copy of one of their books, please call us or come in to browse.
Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:
Margaret Atwood; Freddie Bitsoie; Sandra Cisneros; Lynn Cline; William deBuys; Ashley Ford; John Grisham; Roshi Joan Halifax; Joy Harjo; Anne Hillerman; Cheryl Alters Jamison; Craig Johnson; Asma Khan; Phil Klay; Jon Krakauer; Valeria Luiselli; Deborah Madison; Emily St. John Mandel; George R. R. Martin; James McGrath Morris; Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.; Carmella Padilla Douglas Preston; Kirstin Valdez Quade; Bob Shacochis; Henry Shukman; Hampton Sides; Bryant Terry; Darryl Lorenzo Wellington; Colson Whitehead; Don Winslow; Lawrence Wright