Iron Marshal, The: a Biography of Louis N. Davout

Iron Marshal, The: a Biography of Louis N. Davout by GALLAGHER JOHN G

223 x 145mm

9 plates 9 maps 5 x 8 * Based on meticulous research of primary sources * The wars, campaigns, and battles of Napoleon's ablest marshal Louis Davout's prodigious talent for war made him one of Napoleon's most effective, capable and feared lieutenants. With masterful More... prose, John Gallaher paints a complete picture of the man who was outstanding in battle and brilliant on campaign. This definitive biography-the only available study of the Iron Marshal-charts Davout's career from his enlistment as a Volunteer in the Republican army to his appointment as Minister for War in 1815. Based on extensive research on the Davout family papers and a deep understanding of the Napoleonic military machine, this superb biography stands as a unique source on Napoleon and the men who forged triumph from success. John G. Gallaher is a professor of history at Southern Illinois University, a respected historian of the Napoleonic era and the author of Napoleon's Irish Legion and General Alexandre Dumas.
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