International Napoleonic Society
Literary Awards

The International Napoleonic Society promotes outstanding scholarship in the field of Napoleonic history. Many books on various Napoleonic topics are published each year, and publishers from around the world submit their best examples to compete for the Society's annual Literary Book Award. These books are carefully reviewed by our Literary Committee, which consists of some of the top scholars in the field. The committee, by secret ballot, selects the top two books to receive an award. The President can, if he or she wishes, also select a book for the President's Choice award.

We are pleased to present the winners for each of the years since the inception of the award. Each of these books has met the rigorous criteria expected by the Literary Committee or by the President; they represent a significant contribution to the study of the Napoleonic and Revolutionary period as exemplified by top quality research, originality, style and analysis. The INS congratulates each of these scholars on their commitment and achievement


Books, 1995-2014


Blucher: Scourge of Napoleon
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014
By Michael V. Leggiere
Winner of the 2014 INS Literary Award (1st)

Hardcover: 568 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0806144092
ISBN-13: 978-0806144092

Napoleon a Life
New York: Vicking 2014
By Andrew Roberts

Winner of the 2014 INS Literary Award (2nd)

ISBN-10: 0670025321
ISBN-13: 978-0670025329

Wellington: The Path to Victory: 1769-1814
New Haven: Yale University Press 2013
By Rory Muir
Winner of the 2014 INS Literary Award (2nd)

Paperback: 744 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300205481
ISBN-13: 978-0300205480


Slaves who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture & the Hatitian War of Independence, 1801-1804
By Philippe R. Girard

*Winner of the 2011 INS Literary Award (1st)

Hardcover: 456 pages
Publisher: University Alabama Press (2011)
ISBN-10: 0817317325
ISBN-13: 978-0817317324

Wellington’s Two-Front War. The Peninsular Campaigns at Home and Abroad, 1808-1814

By Joshua Moon

*Winner of the 2011 INS Literary Award (2nd)

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press ( 2011)
ISBN-10: 0806141573
ISBN-13: 978-0806141572


All for the king's shilling: the British soldier under Wellington, 1808-1814
By Edward J. Coss

*Winner of the 2010 INS Literary Award (1st)

Hardcover: 392 pages
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd) (April 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0806141050
ISBN-13: 978-0806141053

From Valmy to Waterloo: France at war, 1792-1815
By Marie-Cecile Thoral

*Winner of the 2010 INS Literary Award (2nd)

Hardcover: 280 pages Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (January 4, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0230252877
ISBN-13: 978-0230252875


The Emperor's
Last Campaing

By Emilio Ocampo

Publisher: University Alabama Press (March 28, 2009)
Hardcover 400 pages -
ISBN-10: 0817316469
ISBN-13: 978-0817316464

The War of 1812
In the Age of Napoleon
By Jeremy Black

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (December 30, 2009)
Hardcover: 286 pages -
$ 26,36
ISBN-10: 080614078X
ISBN-13: 978-0806140780


By Charles Esdaile

*Winner of the 2008 INS Literary Award (1st)

Publisher: Viking Adult (November 13, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0670020303
ISBN-13: 9780670020300

By Alexander Mikaberidze

*Winner of the 2008 INS Literary Award (2nd)

Publisher: Pen and Sword (November 2007) - $31.50
ISBN-10: 1844156036


Napoleon after Waterloo
By J. David Markham

*Winner of the 2008 INS "Ben Weider President’s Choice" Award

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 184415751-2

General Dominique Vandamme
By John G. Gallaher

*Winner of the 2008 INS "President’s Choice" Award

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 978 0 8061 3875 6


The Fall of Napoleon
By Michael V. Leggiere

Book Review by Thomas Zacharis, Greece

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN-13# 9780521875424

Naples And Napoleon
Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

By John A. Davis

ISBN13: 9780199552306


Admiral Lord Keith and the Naval War Against Napoleon

By Kevin McCranie

University Press of Florida (15 April 2006)
ISBN-10: 0813029392

Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Exiles and Refugees on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835
By Rafe Blaufarb

University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0-817-31487-3


The Russian Officer Corps
In the Revoluntionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815
By Alexander Mikaberidze

Savas Beatie, January 2005
ISBN: 1932714022

The Man Who Had Been King
The American Exile of Napoleon's Brother Joseph
By Patricia Tyson Stroud

University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2005
ISBN: 0812238729


Napoleon and Doctor Verling on St. Helena
By J. David Markham

"The Ben Weider President’s Choice" Award

Publisher: Pen and Sword, December 2005
ISBN: 1844152502


Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe
European History in Perspective
By Alexander Grab

Palgrave Macmillan,
October 2003
ISBN: 0333682750

1812, Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
By Adam Zamoyski

HarperCollins Publishers, June 2004
ISBN: 0007123752

Napoléon & le Management
by Alexis Suchet

"The Ben Weider President’s Choice" Award
Tallendier, 2004


Napoléon's Incomparable Empress
By Eleanor P. Delorme

Publisher: Harry N Abrams, October 2002
ISBN: 0810912295

German Idealism
The Struggle Against Subjectivism, 1781-1801
By Frederocl C. Beiser

Publisher: Harvard University Press, June 2002
ISBN: 0674007697


Imperial Glory
The Bulletins of Napoleon's Grande Armée (1805-1814)
By J. David Markham

"The Ben Weider President’s Choice" Award
Greenhill Books, 2006
ISBN: 1853675423

Place à Monsieur Larrey, chirurgien de la garde impériale
By Jean Marchioni

"The Ben Weider President’s Choice" Award
Actes Sud, FRANCE
ISBN : 2-7427-4310-3


Napoleon and Berlin
By Michael Leggiere

University of Oklahoma Press, April 2002
ISBN: 0806133996

Salamanca 1812
By Rory Muir

Yale University Press, September 2001
ISBN: 0300087195

By Dominique Jamet

"The Ben Weider President’s Choice" Award
Publisher: Plon, January 2003
ISBN: 2259193978


Jérome Bonaparte, The War Years, 1800-1815
By Glenn Lamar

Greenwood Press, 2000
ISBN: 0313309973

The Emperor of Nature: Charles-Lucien Bonaparte and His World
By Patricia Tyson Stroud

University of Pensylvania Press, 2000
ISBN: 978-0-8122-3546-3


Leonard Bourdon: the Career of a Revolutionary, 1754-1807
By Michael Sydenham

Wilfred Laurier Press
ISBN: 0889203199

In the Shadow of Nelson: the Naval Leadership of Admiral Sir Charles Cotton, 1753-1812
By Paul Krajeski

Greenwood Press
ISBN: 0313310394


Secret Service: British Agents in France,

By Elizabeth Sparrow

Boydell Press
ISBN: 0851157645

A History of the Peninsular War: Modern Studies of the War in Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814
By Paddy Griffith

Stackpole Books
ISBN: 185367348X


The Napoleonic Wars,

By David Gates

Hodder Arnold Publication
ISBN: 0340614471

Napoleon's Proconsul in Egypt: the Life and Times of Bernardino Drovetti
By Ronald T. Ridley

Rubicon Press
ISBN: 0948695595


Britain and the Defeat of Napoleon, 1807-1815
By Rory Muir

Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300064438

Napoleonic Imperialism and the Savoy Monarchy, 1773-1821
By Michael Broers

Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 0773486097


The Fatal Knot: the Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon
By John L. Tone

University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807857211

1812, the Great Retreat
By Paul Britten Austin

Greenhill Books
ISBN: 1853672467


The Campaigns of Napoleon
By David G. Chandler

ISBN: 0025236601

The Wars of Napoleon
By Charles J. Esdaile

Addison Wesley Publishing
ISBN: 0582059550