Paperback 222pp Illustrated
9781781550366   Product Code: 16562
Within six years of rising to prominence, Napoleon had seized control of France, appointing himself First Consul in 1799. During his leadership, over the next 16 years, he appointed 26 men to be Marshals of the Empire, mostly from the ranks of the military. This classic account, written in 1934 by the satirist and connoisseur of military history AG Macdonnell, examines the relationships between these men and their Emperor to tell the story of the Napoleonic Wars.