Napoleon's Commanders (1)
Artwork by Patrice
Bonaparte could not have run his huge empire without a host of
high-level subordinates and this book covers some of the key people
in the French chain of command.
is made up of 26 short biographies that detail the lives and military
careers of those featured, as well as how Bonaparte regarded them.
one features in full-length portraits across twelve pages of colour
plates and they also have individual black-and-white images as
covered in this first volume are Marshals Augereau, Bernadotte,
Berthier, Bessieres, Davout, Kellermann, Lannes, Massena, Mortier,
Victor; Generals Carnot, Colbert, Custine, Desaix, Dorsenne, Dumas,
Duroc, Hautpoul, Hulin, Junot, Kleber, Lasalle, Lefebvre-Desnouettes,
Lepic, Moreau and the King of Holland Louis Bonaparte.
book is written by one of the leading Napoleonic experts around
at the moment, Philip Haythornthwaite, and he knows exactly the
sort of detail want to know. There is not a lot of room for waffle
and he sums up some very distinguished careers succintly.
artwork is done by Patrice Courcelle and his works are not only
highly detailed, but breathe life into the characters.
easy-to-read and easy-to-get-at information on those who helped
Bonaparte this volume, and the later second part Napoleon's
Commanders (2) 1809-1815, you cannot go past Haythornthwaite's