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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2005 - 720 pages
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1926. Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul. Ludwig studied law but chose writing as a career. At first he wrote plays and novella, but also worked as a journalist. In 1906 he moved to Switzerland but during World War I he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Berliner Tageblatt in Vienna and Istanbul. During the 1920s he achieved international fame for his popular biographies which combined historical fact and fiction with psychological analysis. Emil Ludwig's biography of Napoleon continues its remarkable presence as a classic of Napoleonic literature and has yet to be surpassed for its unique presentation. Writing in the present tense, Ludwig brings to life his subject's character better than any other biography of Napoleon. The book is divided into five books: One, The Island; Two, The Torrent; Three, The River; Four, The Sea; and Five, The Rock. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A very emotional life of Napoleon, but not revealing of the subject's emotions, only those of the biographer. Mr. Emil liked Nappy, especially the image of the earlier, liberal Napoleon. I don't think this vision is a good one. Read full review

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User Review  - marcares - LibraryThing

A very colorful and romanticized history of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, his entourage and many of the royal personalities of that revolutionary period. An interesting read filled with much dramas, vivid scenes and exciting confrontations. Read full review

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