Engaging ( DAILY MAIL)
Will appeal to those who derive both entertainment and interest from historical works, which can bring to life a sense of 'period ( more vividly than can many conventional histories')
With the Bourbon monarchy a distant memory, confusion reigns in the French republic of 1795...Facing annihilation on three European fronts, the ruling Directory resorts to enlisting condemned prisoners into the army. Alongside the murderers, rapists and thieves emerge men like Alain Lausard, a military educated aristocrat forced to live as a peasant. Cheating execution for salvation on the battlefield, Lausard turns hardened criminals into a ruthless cavalry unit, spearheading Napoleon Bonaparte's relentless drive through Piedmont and northern Italy.
Worn down by the blistering heat of the desert, Alain Lausard's cavalry unit summons unknown strengths to resist the Arab warrior raids that blight their path towards the Nile. But as they are drawn deeper into forbidding territory, despair and disease, Nelson's destruction of the French fleet and Bonaparte's obsessive war-mongering convinces Lausard he will never see Paris again...
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Buchbeschreibung Time Warner, 2004. Paperback. | A Format (Approx. 4¼" x 7"). | For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Artikel-Nr. 157559