Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2005 - 720 pages
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.