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The Illustrious Dead - The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army-logo

The Illustrious Dead - The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army

Stephan Talty

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Genres:

History

Description:

In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world. In the spring of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte was at the height of his powers. Forty-five million called him emperor, and he commanded a nation that was the richest, most cultured, and advanced on earth. No army could stand against his impeccably trained, brilliantly led forces, and his continued sweep across Europe seemed inevitable. Early that year, bolstered by his successes, Napoleon turned his attentions toward Moscow, helming the largest invasion in human history. Surely, Tsar Alexander's outnumbered troops would crumble against this mighty force. But another powerful and ancient enemy awaited Napoleon's men in the Russian steppes. Virulent and swift, this microscopic foe would bring the emperor to his knees. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:38