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The Resource The Iron Marshal : a biography of Louis N. Davout, John G. Gallaher

The Iron Marshal : a biography of Louis N. Davout, John G. Gallaher

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The Iron Marshal : a biography of Louis N. Davout
Title
The Iron Marshal
Title remainder
a biography of Louis N. Davout
Statement of responsibility
John G. Gallaher
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Born into a distinguished Burgundian family in 1770, Louis Nicolas d'Avout began his military career with the French Royal Army but fully embraced the principles of the French Revolution, joining the Republican army as the commander of a battalion of volunteers. He quickly rose to the rank of general of brigade, but was removed from the active list of officers because of his noble birth. Nevertheless, he continued to serve in the Revolutionary army and took part in Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign. His abilities were recognised by Napoleon and Davout was promoted to general of division and was made a Marshal of the Empire in 1804. He fought at many of the great battles of the Napoleonic Wars, including Austerlitz, Eylau, Wagram and Borodino. However, he is most famously remembered for the Battle of Auerstedt in 1806 where his single corps encountered and defeated the main Prussian army which was more than twice as numerous. As a consequence, he was granted the title of Duke of Auerstaedt. He was more commonly known as 'The Iron Marshal' because of his reputation as a stern disciplinarian. Regarded as Napoleon's ablest marshal, he was placed in command of the Hamburg in 1813, which was besieged by the Allies, and only surrendered by Davout after Napoleon had abdicated in 1814. During the Waterloo campaign, Napoleon made Davout Minister of War. This unique study also touches upon the personal life of a man who, despite commanding unlimited respect, had few social skills. We learn of his successful marriage to the beautiful and well-connected Aimee and the couple's struggle with the demands of Parisian social life."--Provided by publisher
  • "Born into a distinguished Burgundian family in 1770, Louis Nicolas d'Avout began his military career with the French Royal Army but fully embraced the principles of the French Revolution, joining the Republican army as the commander of a battalion of volunteers. He quickly rose to the rank of general of brigade, but was removed from the active list of officers because of his noble birth. Nevertheless, he continued to serve in the Revolutionary army and took part in Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign. His abilities were recognised by Napoleon and Davout was promoted to general of division and was made a Marshal of the Empire in 1804. He fought at many of the great battles of the Napoleonic Wars, including Austerlitz, Eylau, Wagram and Borodino. However, he is most famously remembered for the Battle of Auerstedt in 1806 where his single corps encountered and defeated the main Prussian army which was more than twice as numerous. As a consequence, he was granted the title of Duke of Auerstaedt. He was more commonly known as 'The Iron Marshal' because of his reputation as a stern disciplinarian. Regarded as Napoleon's ablest marshal, he was placed in command of the Hamburg in 1813, which was besieged by the Allies, and only surrendered by Davout after Napoleon had abdicated in 1814. During the Waterloo campaign, Napoleon made Davout Minister of War. This unique study also touches upon the personal life of a man who, despite commanding unlimited respect, had few social skills. We learn of his successful marriage to the beautiful and well-connected Aimee and the couple's struggle with the demands of Parisian social life."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallaher, John G
Dewey number
940.2/74092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DC198.D2
LC item number
G34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Napoleonic library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davout, Louis Nicolas
  • Napoleon
  • Marshals
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • France
  • Davout, Louis Nicolas
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
  • Marshals
  • Military campaigns
  • Relations with marshals
  • France
Label
The Iron Marshal : a biography of Louis N. Davout, John G. Gallaher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 1976 by Southern Illinois University Press. Republished with new preface by Greenhill Books in 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Early years -- The volunteer -- The republican general -- The sands of Egypt -- a Marshal's baton -- The Austerlitz campaign -- Military glory -- The administrator -- The Wagram campaign -- The good years -- The march to Moscow -- The retreat from Moscow -- The siege of Hamburg -- The minister of war -- The declining years
  • Early years -- The volunteer -- The republican general -- The sands of Egypt -- a Marshal's baton -- The Austerlitz campaign -- Military glory -- The administrator -- The Wagram campaign -- The good years -- The march to Moscow -- The retreat from Moscow -- The siege of Hamburg -- The minister of war -- The declining years
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1019646341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 420 pages
Isbn
9781526738325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
The Iron Marshal : a biography of Louis N. Davout, John G. Gallaher
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 1976 by Southern Illinois University Press. Republished with new preface by Greenhill Books in 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Early years -- The volunteer -- The republican general -- The sands of Egypt -- a Marshal's baton -- The Austerlitz campaign -- Military glory -- The administrator -- The Wagram campaign -- The good years -- The march to Moscow -- The retreat from Moscow -- The siege of Hamburg -- The minister of war -- The declining years
  • Early years -- The volunteer -- The republican general -- The sands of Egypt -- a Marshal's baton -- The Austerlitz campaign -- Military glory -- The administrator -- The Wagram campaign -- The good years -- The march to Moscow -- The retreat from Moscow -- The siege of Hamburg -- The minister of war -- The declining years
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1019646341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 420 pages
Isbn
9781526738325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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