By General Armand Augustin Louis de Caulaincourt, Jean Hanoteau, George Libaire
Contains over one hundred eighty illustrations, pics and maps overlaying the Russian crusade of 1812.
“These Memoirs are the findings of a pro soldier, sitting in judgment upon the most important soldier of fortune the realm has identified. yet they're anything greater than that. they're the observations of a guy of the previous Régime, whose lot have been forged in with the recent Empire. The soldier who wrote them was once a statesman as well—a diplomatist of the varsity of Talleyrand, yet with none of that unusual creature’s womanish methods. He was once also—and one usually feels the shortcoming of this caliber in memorialists who have been close to Napoleon—an administrator of enough ability to understand the Emperor’s plans, and to do justice to the recording of them. and at last, he used to be a guy with actual strength sufficient to compare, and infrequently to outdo, the Emperor’s own.”
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