The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army [Stephan Talty]
I liked this book a lot more than the one I finished yesterday, 1492: The Year the World Began. This book is focused on a short span of time and on one group of people, the army Napoleon lead to Russia. I might have also liked it more because it's an audiobook. Not really sure about that one, though.
Although the title of this book suggests the tale within is terrifying, I didn't really see it that way. It does offer a shocking view into the life of a solider at the time, but none of it was really all that surprising.
I think the most interesting part of this book is the medical information and the big difference between medicine then and now. If the doctors had known more about typhus, they might have been able to prevent the deaths of so many people and who knows how different the world might look today if Napoleon had won this war?