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Cover of: Napoleon | Paul Bede Johnson

"NAPOLEON BONAPARTE was born on 15 August 1769 at Ajaccio on the island of Corsica."

About the Book

A bestselling historian's vigorous and searching biography of the towering figure who cast his shadow over two centuriesIn an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe. Following Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson examines the origins of his ferocious ambition. In Napoleon's quest for power, he sees a realist unfettered by loyalty or ideology; in his violent legacy, a model for the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Napoleon is dramatic testimony to a single individual's ability to work his will on history.

6 editions First published in 2002

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Cover of: Napoleon
Napoleon
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Napoleon
Napoleon
May 2, 2006, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: Napoleon
Napoleon
2003, Phoenix Press
Paperback
Cover of: Napoleon
Napoleon
August 2002, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
Cover of: Napoleon
Napoleon
August 2002, Books on Tape
Audio cassette - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Napoleon
Napoleon
2002, Thorndike Press, Chivers Press
in English

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