With Napoleon's Guns: The Military Memoirs Of An Officer Of The First Empire
Jean-Nicolas Auguste NoelISBN: 185367642X;
Book DescriptionIn 1795--the year Napoleon Bonaparte was appointed Commander-in-Chief in Italy--the seventeen-year-old Jean-Nicolas-Auguste No(l entered the Artillery School at Ch?lons. A year later, with Napoleon proclaiming himself the liberator of Italy, No(l was appointed second lieutenant in the 8th Regiment of Horse Artillery. Written in 1850, With Napoleon's Guns is his remarkable memoir of 20 years in the Emperor's service. No(l charts both his personal career and, at close hand, the trajectory of the First Empire with frankness and percipience. Based on the journal he kept from his cadetship at Ch?lons, With Napoleon's Guns is a dignified and revealing account of an officer at the heart of Napoleon's army.
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