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Postby Zuhkov » Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:01 am

A quick question that does not itself relate to the Napoleonic period, but rather to one of the great students of this period, David G. Chandler. Anywho, does anyone know if he is still alive?

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P.S. If you haven't read "The Campaigns of Napoleon," do it. It's a great way to get into this period, and is very well written and not near so dry as much stuff written about the Napoleonic Era.
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Postby JK » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:56 am

I forget the exact date but he died recently, within the last 2-3 years I think.

Great loss, as his books were very clear in an easy to read style and a major source of Napoleonic material.

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Postby Salis De Silver » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:57 am

I think it was sometime in Dec 2004 if memory serves me right.
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Postby OG Grenadier » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:18 am

Professor Chandler was the Master. Recognised the world over by fellow historians and academics, he was a man whose brilliant grasp and eminently readable examination of the Napoleonic Wars, will not again be seen in our lifetime nor our childrens lifetime. Every book he wrote topped the reading list on the subject.

I belatedly lament his passing....... mid October last year I believe.

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