Hi. Yes I realised that. If I had access to either work I would have looked up the chapters in question and let you have a short précis at least. However, neither is available in libraries near to me.
I may get the chance to order the Samuel biog on inter-library lending at some point in the near future – if I do, I’ll let you know what I think. This will most probably be when I get round to looking at recruitment to the Portuguese army between 1809-11
Best wishes as always