Napoleon: A Political Life

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Harvard University Press, Apr 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 575 pages
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This sophisticated and masterful biography brings new and remarkable analysis to the study of modern history's most famous general and statesman. As Englund charts Napoleon's dramatic rise and fall--from his Corsican boyhood, his French education, his astonishing military victories and no less astonishing acts of reform as First Consul (1799-1804) to his controversial record as Emperor and, finally, to his exile and death--he explores the unprecedented power Napoleon maintains over the popular imagination.
 

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I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was an outstanding assessment of Napoleon and his entire career. It was a balanced assessment and quite fair I felt. The tradition in English language ... Read full review

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User Review  - Iris - Goodreads

This book was a struggle for me to push myself through. The author assumes a greater working knowledge of Napoleon than I had. In addition, he uses an impressive vocabulary and throws in literary ... Read full review

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Steven Englund is a scholar of French history.

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