A classic account of the Napoleon Marshalate edited by the Greatest expert in the field. Few military careers have rivalled the drama, of those 26 senior officers who became Napoleon's marshals. From every strata of French society these men were linked only in their reputation for courage. They made their mark as glory seekers, feuders, and barely disguised looters on the Grandest scale. Their individual fates were as diverse as their origins, 2 would become kings, several received princedoms, 5 would meet violent deaths, and all suffered from the strain of perpetual warfare, periods of disgrace and, after Waterloo, persecution. First published in 1987 and now resissued, David Chandler has assembled an outstanding team of military historians to record theseindividual careers with the greatest verve and accuracy.