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The Illustrious Dead

A new history book called the The Illustrious Dead on how typhus killed Napoleon's greatest army by Stephen Taltry, a widely published journalist who has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, Time Out New York, Details, and many other publications, is on sale now and getting great reviews.

"For fans of military history, The Illustrious Dead contains plenty of tactical analysis, an in-depth discussion of the battles at Smolensk and Borodino (complete with lovely maps), stories from the diaries of the participants, and all the attendant blood and guts. For those on the medical side, there is a detailed treatise on the origins and history of typhus, a fascinating account of how the disease moves through populations, and an enlightening discourse on what Napoleonic doctors knew (or thought they knew) about typhus."

 
 

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