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    The Exploits of Baron de Marbot
    by Jean-Baptiste de Marbot, Christopher Summerville

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    • ISBN: 9780786708017 (0786708018)
    • Format: paperback, 320 pages
    • Author: Jean-Baptiste de Marbot, Christopher Summerville
    • Genres: history, war
    • Release date: September 18, 2000
    • Language: english
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press

    About The Book

    Both the inspiration and the sourcebook for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Brigadier Gerard stories, this hugely entertaining account of the Napoleonic Wars was written by a young officer about the action he saw, the adventures he experienced, the battles he fought, and the escapes he engineered in the campaigns that brought Napoleon and his armies to Waterloo. A vital and vibrant tale packed with bravado, duels, deceptions, and no lack of derring-do, it recounts in authentic detail and with compelling immediacy the careers that Napoleonic soldiers made of military perils, personal risks, and tactical maneuvers in the service of an imperial France. Originally published in France as a two-volume set under the title The Adventures of Baron de Marbot, the exploits of the man who was promoted to the rank of general on the eve of Waterloo appear here for the first time in a one-volume English edition. Not only has this classic soldier’s memoir been discreetly edited to heighten the narrative of de Marbot’s colorfully picaresque and anecdotal tale, but also expert commentary and essential background materials have been added to make the book’s lively history more accessible, and the fascinating biography more illuminative for contemporary readers. “The first of all soldier books in the world — which gives us the best picture by far of the Napoleonic soldiers.” — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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