Margaret S. Chrisawn's The Emperor's Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes PDF

By Margaret S. Chrisawn

ISBN-10: 0313310629

ISBN-13: 9780313310621

An exam of the lifetime of Marshal Jean Lannes, this examine seems to be on the occupation of the one soldier of any rank who always acknowledged precisely what he suggestion to Napoleon at each level in their awesome careers. The marshal not just survived those frank encounters, he was once good rewarded for his skills, that have been awesome even one of the stellar senior officials who served the Emperor. whereas Lannes was once most sensible identified for his army ability, specifically as an advance-guard commander, his unconventional three-year diplomatic profession used to be both noteworthy, in view that his diplomatic strategies led to specific advantages for France. His profession spanned a lot of what many historians and readers think to be essentially the most interesting and debatable eras in French history.

The marshal's character and his tendency to guide by way of instance instead of through orders gained him the glory and the love of his troops. He additionally charmed a various variety of his contemporaries, from autocratic rulers to literary icons. even though his dating with Napoleon was once stormy every now and then, he earned and stored the Emperor's friendship and esteem. Chrisawn avoids the tendency of past biographers to both canonize or condemn the marshal, supplying as a substitute a balanced therapy of her topic including either his strengths and his shortcomings. Marshal Jean Lannes emerges as an entire individual in the context of his personal interesting world.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Emperor's Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes PDF

Similar strategy books

Read e-book online Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1602 PDF

From the tenth century onwards the good eastern monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained huge armies of warlike priests. The tempestuous political rivalries that built among the various orders of priests and religiously encouraged laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries needed to be securely sited and robustly defended.

Read e-book online Self-Protective Measures to Enhance Airlift Operations in PDF

The nationwide technique of protecting US pursuits as faraway from North the United States as attainable has increased airlift's significance in nationwide safety to a serious point. The author's certain standpoint in this subject comes from having spent 19 years as a pilot in transports, as an aeronautical engineer constructing and buying strive against airplane, as a employees officer on the army Airlift Command facing day-by-day operational concerns, and as a examine fellow learning the topic at nice size.

New PDF release: Survival, Evasion and Recovery

Find out how to live to tell the tale, sidestep & get well. This ebook provides a lot aspect to concealment, circulation, what to consume and the way to check for toxic meals. a truly useful gizmo to anybody wishes the data of survival and the way to deal with tough events. Very exact representation on compasses, hearth development, take care of and primary reduction.

Luke van der Laan, Janson Yap's Foresight & Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region: Practice PDF

This booklet explores the significance of procedure and the way to make it paintings in an atmosphere characterized by means of consistent swap. With a selected specialise in the Asia Pacific sector, expected to develop into the epicentre of world fiscal task, it bargains insights into the optimisation of monetary capability and social unity enabled by means of leaders, that is an important to the worldwide financial system and dwelling criteria.

Additional resources for The Emperor's Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes

Sample text

Service historique, Ordres de bataille, March-April 1976, Carton Xp 3; Massena, Memoires, II, 19-20; Service historique, Armee d'ltalie, Situations, April 1796, Carton B3 352. 7. Massena, Memoires, II, 21; Auguste-Frederic-Louis Viesse de Mannont, due de Raguse, Memoires du marechal Marmont, due de Raguse, de 1792 a 1841, imprimes sur le manuscrit original de Vauteur, 9 vols. 2nd ed. (Paris, 1857), I, 156; R-J. de Pommereue, Campagne du general Buonaparte en Italie pendant les annees IVs et Vs de la Republique franqaise, par un officier general (Paris, 1797), 4; Correspondance de Napoleon fr, No.

Anybody who knew Lannes—or knew about him—would spot the presence of a ghostwriter, perhaps on the order of the poetic Albert Permon. 50 It is interesting to note that each of Lannes's biographers—all of whom have thus far been men—accepted the letters at face value and believed the writer. Even the most recent biography claimed that because he was "so fervent" in defense of his marriage and fidelity, he should not be questioned further. " He evidently chose to dismiss failed attempts at seduction as entirely beside the point.

17. Pommereue, Campagne du general Buonaparte, 25-27; Charles-Pierre Griois. Memoires du general Griois 1792-1822. 4 vols. (Paris, 1909), I, 34. 18. Massena, Memoires, II, 65-72; Service historique, Ordres de bataille, 1796, Carton X p 3. 19. Correspondance de Napoleon f, No. 536, Bonaparte to the Executive Directory, 1 June 1796,1, 420; Chanut, Campagne d'ltalie, 31-32. 20. Luc Willette, Le Marechal Lannes, un d'Artagnan sous I Empire (Paris, 1979), 445; J. Gros, "Lettres inedites du marechal Lannes," La Revolution francaise 38 (1900):72.

Download PDF sample

The Emperor's Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes by Margaret S. Chrisawn

by George

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 26 votes