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Napoleon

a life

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This edition published in by Viking in New York.

Written in English

926 pages

" ... The first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation"--Jacket.

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Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts's Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon's sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians. - https://www.andrew-roberts.net/books/napoleon-a-life/

" ... The first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation"--Jacket.

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" ... The first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation"--Jacket.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Rise.
Corsica
Revolution
Desire
Italy
Victory
Peace
Egypt
Acre
Brumaire
Mastery.
Consul
Marengo
Lawgiver
Plots
Amiens
Coronation
Austerlitz
Jena
Blockades
Tilsit
Iberia
Wagram
Zenith
Denouement.
Russia
Trapped
Retreat
Resilience
Leipzig
Defiance
Elba
Waterloo
St. Helena

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 859-888) and index.
Winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014, Los Angeles Times Biography Prize 2014.

Copyright Date
2014

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
944.05092, B
Library of Congress
DC203 .R678 2014

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xli, 926 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of pages
926
Dimensions
25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26884776M
ISBN 10
0670025321
ISBN 13
9780670025329
LC Control Number
2013497791
OCLC/WorldCat
870919615

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