John Murray, London, 1990, ISBN:0719547032:
Seller ID: 113854
PALMER, Alan. Bernadotte : Napoleon's Marshal, Sweden's King. (London) : John Murray, (1990). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-xi,(7),3-285,(3),+ 8 pp plates.Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "By an irony of hi story, only two of today's kings are descended from the French house ot Bourbon, while over half of Europe's reigning monarchs number among their ancestors the Gascon Sergeant Bernadotte of Louis XVI's Regiment of Marines. Jean Bernadotte, a soldier as dashing as Murat, as brave as Ney, as eagle-eyed as Massena. remains the most puzzling of Napoleon's marshals. A staun... View More...