The Resource Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts

Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts

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Napoleon : a life
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Napoleon
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a life
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Andrew Roberts
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eng
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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{u2019}s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon{u2019}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{u2019}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
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Napoleon
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In this voluminous biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, historian Andrew Roberts relates the Corsican general's early life and traces the details of his military campaigns. Arguing that Napoleon was an effective statesman and an intellectual as well as a brilliant commander, Roberts strives to refute the conclusions of less admiring biographers. He also highlights Napoleon's influence on later military strategists. Though this is a long work, Napoleon will appeal to a wide range of readers. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
individual biography
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10360284
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NjBwBT
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Andrew Roberts
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Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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8ocm83356529
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1 online resource
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online
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9780698176287
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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EB00389399
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6CC54969-28ED-4685-8559-101EA2FA1B2D

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