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The anatomy of glory : Napoleon and his guard : a study in leadership

Author: Henry Lachouque
Publisher: London : Greenhill Books ; Pennsylvania : Stackpole Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"The glory of the Imperial Guard resounds above all others in the annals of war. Created, built and nurtured as a bodyguard for Napoleon, it grew from a brigade of fewer than two thousand men into a virtual army, and became 'a human fortress which no one but [Napoleon] could dominate and no enemy could penetrate.' And on such battlefields as Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, Wagram and Waterloo, it won the laurels of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoléon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Lachouque
ISBN: 1853672645 9781853672644
OCLC Number: 36241786
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Maps of Campaigns of 1805, 1806, 1807, 1809, 1813, 1814, and 1815 on endpapers.
Description: xviii, 564 p., [177] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some folded) ; 27 cm.
Contents: The ancestors --
The guard of the consuls --
Marengo --
The guides of Bonaparte --
'The Guard' --
Savages and sailors --
The fledglings --
The imperial guard --
Coronation --
The march to Vienna --
Austerlitz --
A packful of glory --
Precarious peace --
Jena --
Berlin --
Eylau --
The household troop --
Friedland --
Paris --
South by stealth --
Madrid --
The marines at Baylen --
The poles at Somosierra --
Benavente --
The young guard --
The long road back --
Essling --
Wagram --
Schonbrunn --
Imperial bridegroom --
The gilded phalanx --
The fetes of 1810 --
Days of anxiety --
The 'Baby Guard' --
The school of the guard --
Cavaliers and guns --
The music of the guard --
The 'Majestic Migration' --
Poland --
Smolensk --
Borodino --
Moscow --
The retreat --
Krasny --
Crossing the Berezina --
The remnants. Improvisation --
The new guard --
Lutzen --
Bautzen --
The armistice --
Dresden --
The battle of nations --
The retreat --
Invasion threatens --
Alarm and confusion --
Bar-sur-Aube --
Brienne --
Montmirail --
Chateau-Thierry --
Mind over matter --
Craonne --
Rheims --
Arcis-sur-Aube --
The eleventh hour --
The fall of Paris --
Fontainebleau --
Betrayal --
A dynasty in liquidation --
'Farewell, my children' --
The dissolution of the guard --
The royal grumblers --
The guard at Elba --
The flight of the eagle --
The restoration of the guard --
The last muster --
The last campaign --
Waterloo --
The death of the guard --
The aftermath.
Other Titles: Napoléon et la Garde impériale.
Responsibility: adapted from the French of Henry Lachouque by Anne S.K. Brown ; with a new introduction by John R. Elting.
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