This work is intended as a broad review, devoting a majority of its attention to the military and political events and personalities of the period, while also surveying the major artistic, social and cultural events and personalities that formed this period.
George F. Nafziger is noted for his work as a military historian, having written numerous works on the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. He serves as Director of the Napoleonic Alliance and on the Scientific Committee for the Bicentennial of Marengo. He is a Fellow in the International Napoleonic Society. A retired naval officer, he served 23 years in the active fleet and reserve.