is a big book. In hardcover, which is the recommended version
to get, it is also very, very heavy.
Marshals takes an in-depth look at the lives and careers of the
26 army commanders who helped make the French army the almost-unbeatable
force it became.
marshal gets a chapter to himself - written by one of 26 different
authors - and that includes a chronology, a portrait, maps and
a very detailed look at their careers and lives.
a pretty nice extra, each chapter features the chosen marshal's
best military performance - the battle he became truly famous
for. There are also references and biographical notes.
Marshals also has two interesting appendixes - a listing of all
France's marshals from 1047 to 1984 and an examination of French
military organisation and tactics.
written and informative, Napoleon's Marshals is a very useful
reference work to have.