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The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard…

The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard

by Henry Lachouque

Other authors: Anne S. Kinsolving Brown (Editor and Translator)

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A Lavish Book, with good paper, and a great many illustrations. The guard travels first class in these pages, and a great deal of research went into this presentation of the unit followed in its pages. All the way from the splendid but tiny Mamluk unit to the durable engineers of the Marines of the Guard, they followed Napoleon to his final fate. The details relate to the organization, weapons, and the uniforms, and there is very little on the social and technical life of these elite troops. Another omission is coverage of the guard units of the client kingdoms. If the translation was good, this book was not a lively read, but the author tried to be exhaustive on his topics. I read the Greenhill Books reprint. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 3, 2015 |
This is a great classic work abut Napoleon and his Imperial Guard. The story of the Guard is told in all its adventure. There may be books about the Guard that contain a lot more detail, but this is the best work for capturing the spirit of this legendary military unit. ( )
  dsullivan800 | Oct 5, 2008 |
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