Napoleon’s Cavalry and its Leaders/David Johnson. Spellmount. Hardcover. New edition 1999. Out of print. Condition: As new. ISBN 1862270473
Dressed in romantic uniforms, Napoleon’s Cavalry had a picturesque quality that belied its ruthless methods and tremendous service record. Far from perfect after the levelling process of the Revolution had already bred indiscipline, the constant campaigning produced drunkenness and brutality. However, on a score of battlefields, the cavalrymen succeeded in rising above their faults, thanks largely to the confidence they placed in the most brilliant group of horse generals ever contained in one European army, such as Lasalle, Marulaz and Murat.