Napoleon: the immortal emperor

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Vendome Press, Oct 21, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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The year 2003 marks the 200th anniversary of the Coronation of Napoleon, the military and political genius who rose from the ashes of the French Revolution to become the most charismatic and dominant leader since Alexander the Great. Lavishly illustrated, this volume includes rare and previously unpublished material, not only on Napoleon's stunning military victories but also on his astonishing innovations in government, introducing a powerful national bank, a well-organized code of law, universal education, an efficient civil service, public museums and more. Highlights of Napoleon's meteroic career and passionate romances with Josephine and other beautiful aristocratic women are recalled in more than 300 reproductions, including masterpieces by Jacques-Louis David (Napoleon's official court painter), through Jean-Louis Messonier and, in our own time, Larry Rivers. No previously published biography of Napoleon can compete with the combination of scholarship and elegant presentation that this book offers.

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User Review  - Your_local_coyote - LibraryThing

I recently finished this book. I liked it as a biography and thought it was rich with detail. I enjoyed Cronin's organization and came away with an increased appreciation for Napoleon's many accomplishments as well as some sympathy for his failings. Read full review

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Lots of pretty pictures. Read full review

Contents

It all begins with propaganda
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The savior of the Republic
34
A Washington for the French
44
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Gerard Gengembre, professor at the University of Caen (Normandy), specializes in 19th-century literature and the relationship between literature, politics, and ideology.

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