Book review: In Napoleon’s Shadow

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15 March 2019
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There’s a real doorstep of a book for those interested in all things Napoleonic here

Author: PROCTOR JONES

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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There’s a real doorstep of a book for those interested in all things Napoleonic here. It’s the memoirs of Louis-Joseph Marchand, who was Napoleon’s valet and friend from 1811 to his death in 1821. As one of the prefaces points out, Marchand joined the Emperor, just as his fortunes started to take a downward spiral, and was with him, recording events all the way through.

Napoleon was held in the highest regard by his men, and this comes through here, in what is virtually essential reading for all students of a brilliant leader.

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• Greenhill Books

• 800 pages • Paperback • £25

 

As reviewed in The Armourer March 2019

 

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