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Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life

 
 
 
 
Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life
Author: Alan Schom
ISBN 13: 9780060929589
ISBN 10: 60929588
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 1998-08-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 944
List Price: $24.99
 
 

A definitive biography of Bonaparte from his birth in Corsica to his death in exile on St Helena, this book examines all aspects of Bonaparte‘s spectacular rise to power and his dizzying fall. It offers close examination of battlefield victories, personal torments, military genius, Bonaparte‘s titanic ego and his relationships with the French government, Talleyrand, Wellington and Josephine. A consummate biography of a complex man.

The New York Times Book Review - Robert Gildea

A rip-roaring yarn...a vast dramatis personae of emperors and princesses, marshals and bishops, mistresses and murderers....Napoleon does, as it claims, present the whole Napoleon, the public and the private face....Schom has a lively style, and a neat turn of phrase, and his book reads well.