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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 9:55 p.m. PST

Just finished to read… I enjoyed it so much…

Free to read

Hope you enjoy!.


Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Armand, where do you find time to read if you are searching the internet far and wide for interesting miniature/history titbits? Do you have an army of net-surfing dwarves stashed away at a non-disclosed location on the pampas who help you surf the net?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

Well… is one of the secrets best kept of TMP … under seven keys … and if you find out … I should kill you …(smile)

Just kidding… for my work… I have plenty of time on planes and hotels for me… and I sleep a few hours per day….

thanks for asking.


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 10:56 p.m. PST

This is indeed a good read, I have it in book form and enjoyed it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

Happy for that my good friend!. (smile)

I enjoyed a lot!…


Gazzola15 Feb 2018 1:10 p.m. PST


Nice find. And it does looks interesting. I look forward to reading it, when I can find time. The problem is that I have so many unread titles to get through. But I will also see if I can obtain a book version, which I prefer to read.

Meanwhile, I have put Volume 1 in my favourites. But, considering Volume 1 only covers a small number of marshals, I'm guessing Volume 2 might not contain that many either and there may well be several further volumes, which might not be so easy to obtain?

MaggieC7015 Feb 2018 5:15 p.m. PST

Vol. I, published in 1846, includes very elementary thumbnail sketches of Berthier, Augereau, Moncey, St. Cyr, Davout, Lannes, McDonald, and Soult. Quite the mixed bag here.

Joel Tyler Headley was a clergyman, politician, public servant, and amateur historian who wrote mostly about New York, plus Washington and his general--you get the picture.

I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading this, but I think everyone here is way past the reading level of this book, as well as the extremely basic level of information.
Rather like a high school senior reading a third-grade primer.

Chandler's compendium of scholarly articles on each of the 26 is far superior.

Digby Green Inactive Member15 Feb 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

I agree with Maggie
Chandlers Napoleon's Marshal would be far better. I Have got it and read most of it.

Annother slightly more modern introductory book is Richard Humbles Napoleon's Peninsular Marshals 1973.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Hope you can enjoyed it soo my good friend!.

By the way… where I can read free the Chandler's compendium as I did with this one…?


Fatuus Natural16 Feb 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

As history this book is quite worthless, I'm afraid – a meretricious mishmash of hagiography, polemic and prejudice. It was written in the 1850s by a Know-Nothing politician of the Jeffersonian tendency and displays all the prejudices of that type. It is the mid-nineteenth-century equivalent of fake news, really.

Gazzola17 Feb 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

I think consideration should made for the date the book was written. And it seems to me that the book is just the author's viewpoint on Napoleon and his Marshals, which is what all titles are basically, no matter what the author's claim.

I've not read it yet so can't make any real comments about the contents but, like any title, the reader does not have to agree with the author's viewpoint. Armand says he enjoyed reading it, so it might well be worth a go, without of course, going by the comments, expecting a mass of detail or 'new' information.

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