One of the most colorful characters in the Napoleonic pantheon,
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742–1819) is best known as the
Prussian general who, along with the Duke of Wellington,
defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Throughout his
long career, Blücher distinguished himself as a bold commander,
but his actions at times appeared erratic and reckless. This
magnificent biography by Michael V. Leggiere, an... more...