Napoleon: A Life

By | November 7, 2019
Napoleon: A Life Author Andrew Roberts
ISBN-10 0143127853
ISBN-13 9780143127857
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 976
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The definitive biography of the great soldier statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of Warwinner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014Austerlitz 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 Robertss Napoleon is the first one volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleons 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 Napoleons 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

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