Napoleon’s Cavalry and its Leaders/David Johnson. Batsford. Hardcover. First edition 1978. Out of print. Condition: Good, slight yellowing and creasing to dust jacket. ISBN 0713411805
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, this book shows that, 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, including Lasalle, Marulaz and Murat.