Charles J. Esdaile has been a member of staff in the Department of History at the University of Liverpool, UK, since 1989. He was awarded a personal chair in 2004. His previous publications include Napoleon, France and Waterloo: The Eagle Rejected (2016); Burgos: Occupation, Siege, Aftermath, 1808-1814 (2014); Women in the Peninsular War (2014); Outpost of Empire: The French Occupation of Andalucia, 1810-1812 (2012); Napoleon's Wars: An International History of Napoleonic Europe (2007); and The Wars of Napoleon (1995).
'Professor Esdaile has written a wide-ranging history of the French Revolutionary Wars. His insightful interpretation is presented in a clear and crisp narrative that explores the complex international dimensions of the conflict. The internal politics of Revolutionary France and European monarchies are woven into the decision-making process and conduct of the decade of war that preceded the climactic Age of Napoleon.' Frederick C. Schneid, High Point University, USA