Full title reads: In Napoleon's Shadow: Being the First English Language Edition of the Complete Memoirs of Louis-Joseph Marchand, Valet and Friend of the Emperor, 1811-1821

There is no doubt of the authenticity of these 'Memoirs', nor the truth of the facts which Marchand reports. He had nothing to hide, nothing to apologize for. He spoke with sincerity and simplicity of the everyday life of Napoleon. This body of work is the last of the important Napoleonic Memoirs to be translated into English. Marchand has provided precious memories that lead us into an intimacy of this Great Man.  Mamoth 800 book and a must if interested in the man behind the legend.

Mamoth 800 page book.

In Napoleon's Shadow: Memoirs of Louis-Joseph Marchand

  • 1998 Proctor Jones Publishing San Francisco


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