Books: Napoleon in Italy

THE ROAD TO GLORY—F. Britten Austin —Stokes ($2.50).

On March 26, 1796, General Napoleon, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Italy, with a dubious reputation to maintain, arrived in Nice to take charge of his demoralized and mutinous troops. The 26-year-old officer was oppressed by great worries. His army was unfed, undisciplined, dissipating every victory by pillaging. His staff was jealous and unreliable. The suspicious Directory in Paris hampered his activities. He was outnumbered by the Austrians and the Piedmontese. Moreover, his bride of 17 days, a onetime aristocrat, did not answer...

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