Napoleon's Marshals

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Cooper Square Press, 2002 - History - 240 pages
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Napoleon's Marshals led the troops of France in battles across Europe from 1804 to 1815. A mixed group of twenty-six men, some of the Marshals came from aristocratic backgrounds, some had originally pursued tradesmen careers as drapers and bakers, and others rose from total poverty to hold the highest positions in the empire below the emperor himself. Delderfield's exciting chronicle of these men and their battles tells of their origins, their elevation under the rule of Napoleon, the kingships achieved by some and the betrayals of others, and the Marshals' changing relationship with their leader as the fortunes of the empire rose and fell.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

1035 Napoleon's Marshals, by R. F. Delderfield (read 29 Nov 1969) The author is British but his admiration for aspects of Napoleon permeates his books and is contagious. I found myself half ... Read full review

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Update: I recently pulled this book out to read about the Eylau campaign and I was horrified by Delderfield's mistakes and omissions. He repeated describes Soult's Corps being on the Right and ... Read full review

Contents

THE GAGE OF BATTLE
21
MASSlSNA HEARS THUNDER
62
SOLDIERS I AM CONTENT WITH YOU
79
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

R. F. Delderfield (1912-1972) wrote Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-1814, and the novels God Is an Englishman and Theirs Was the Kingdom.

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