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hardcover translation by John R. Elting
Elzear Blaze, a master storyteller, wrote one the finest memoirs of the Napoleonic period, is now given a complete and fresh translation. It is a refreshing description by one of Napoleon's captains of how Napoleon's soldiers lived and thought. It is the every day life of the Grande Armee. Listen to the voices of Napoleon's soldiers. All of the characters, from marshals of the Empire to buck privates, are depicted with astonishing accuracy.