Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: Limits of Narrative
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Rory -

Macdonell's book got ME hooked too! In a similar vein are Johnson's two books on Nap's cavalry, which are wonderfully readable, equally funny, and packed with priceless anecdotes. You can tell that he really empathises with his subject, and because he's such a good writer he's able to draw the reader in too. Of course there are errors and the purists will dismiss him as 'superficial', but the guy knows what he's talking about; you only have to follow a few leads in his bibliography to see that he'd done his research.

Jack

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