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Seven Men of Gascony

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Comrades and heroes, the seven warriors slog through the swirl and tumult of the Napoleonic Wars, fighting for their lives across Europe, until they confront their destiny at Waterloo. This stirring saga is drawn from true stories left behind by the soldiers of the First Empire, a dramatic tale of triumph and defeat.

Hardcover, 383 pages
Published August 15th 1975 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1975)
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'Aussie Rick'
This has been the first novel that I have read for many years and what a delight it was to read. Although this book was first published in 1949 it still offers anyone interested in the Napoleonic Wars an engrossing story of men at war.

The author provides the reader with a great story of seven French Voltiguers (elite skirmishers and/or marksmen) fighting during the campaigns of the Empire under Napoleon from the battle of Aspern to the final showdown at Waterloo.

We trudge through cannonades and
Aug 19, 2008 Art rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
I read this book during Reforger 1984 while travelling in a Duece & 1/2 on some of the same roads as the story.
The book was in a collection donated by the library for us to read in the Contonment areas before we went out for the Exercise.
I was facinated by this book.
I found it an interesting look at the French Army Under Napolean.
Recommend it to anyone.
I was browsing trough Amazon and searching for some interesting novel about Napoleonic wars. I stepped upon Seven Men of Gascony and it was the right choice. I was little bit fed up with all Sharpes and English victorious army. It was time to look at the other side. This novel follows seven French voltigeurs (skirmishers) through the later years of the Napoleonic wars and made it from glorious days to utter destruction of the Great Army. The characters are constantly developing trough the book a ...more
Among my long-time all-time favorites. Once again, the section devoted to the retreat from Moscow produces vivid images on the brutal insanity of war.

This is one of those books that Goodreads lists as first published in the 1970s. It was actually written in the late 1940s.

copied and pasted"KIRKUS REVIEW

A 1949 novel set in the period of the Napoleonic Wars, which the late author published in the salad days of the mainly masculine-oriented historical novels (Kenneth Roberts, Nordhoff & Hall)
Apr 29, 2009 John rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to John by: Mark Baker
This is one of my favorite books ever!!!!! The story of Napoleon's retreat from Russia.
Historical novel of soldiers in Napoleonic France
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