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The Iron Marshall: A Biography of Louis N. Davout
Professor John G. Gallaher B.A. M.A. Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University Press
This is a well-written history and deserves a five-star rating. While the author clearly admires Davout, he contributes clear and objective discussion on the various controversies in Davout's life (did he wish to be king of Poland, why he fell from favor after the disasterous Russian campaign, his conduct after Waterloo, etc.). My only quibble with this book is that it is a bit dry (but not overly so) and it would have been even better if the author had woven a bit more anecdotal material into the book.