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Napoleon : A Life (Reprint) (Paperback) (Andrew Roberts)

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The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author ofThe Storm of War—winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014

Austerlitz, 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 Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s 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 Napoleon’s 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.

A thrilling tale of military and political genius . . . Roberts is an uncommonly gifted writer.?The Washington Post

Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and an astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all time.

Andrew Roberts?s New York Timesbestselling Napoleon is the first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon?s thirty-three thousand surviving letters, which radically transform our understanding of this extraordinary man. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, inspired leader, passionate romantic, and visionary builder of the first modern state who cracked jokes in even the direst situations. Roberts, an award-winning historian, visited fifty-three of Napoleon?s sixty battle sites and St. Helena and made crucial discoveries in archives around the world. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, and beautifully written by one of our foremost historians.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 926.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Andrew Roberts
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 31172242
UPC: 9780143127857
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2932

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