Best Statistical Graphic of all times? You decide.
Tufte points out in his current talks something that is often missed: Napoleon is never mentioned in the chart – there’s actually a "war protest" subtext, if you dig into the history of the author…
That’s very intersting, Mark. Another point is that the diagram shows the french view on things, e.g. the cold is very dominant whereas the russian view would also tell about the burning of the city and food as a means of resistance.
It’s probably even more complicated, the deeper you dig into the subject, see:
Napoleon’s Fatal March
By Adam Zamoyski. HarperCollins. 644 pp. $29.95
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