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The Rise And Fall Of Napoleon Vol 1: Rise v. 1 By Robert B. Asprey

The Rise And Fall Of Napoleon Vol 1: Rise v. 1
by Robert B. Asprey

*First of two volumes, a masterly biography of the great French general, with special emphasis on his military genius.
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Since his untimely death aged fifty-one in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte has been too often the victim of biographical revisionism that treats him either as a demi-god or as devil incarnate. In the first of this monumental new two-volume biography, Robert Asprey has preferred to treat him as a human being. The Rise and Fall of Napoleon (Volume 1: The Rise) chronicles the beginning of this most extraordinary of lives, from Napoleon's birth in 1769 to the historic Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, when he brilliantly defeated the Austro-Russian armies. What emerges is both a fascinating and contradictory figure: a child of the French Revolution who grew to be its master; who exploited the national will for what he believed to be the national good; who converted the surging passions of thirty million persons into an irresistible force to challenge and often topple archaic thrones; whose desire for European reforms ultimately fell victim to feudal superstition and misery. Based on years of research, Robert Asprey tells this remarkable tale with the even-handedness such a major historical figure deserves. He presents Napoleon as he was - a man dedicated to his vision of himself and his empire.

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Sku
GOR001703081
Title
The Rise And Fall Of Napoleon Vol 1: Rise v. 1
Author
Robert B. Asprey
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
2001-09-06
Number of pages
608
ISBN 10
0349112886
ISBN 13
9780349112886
Prizes
N/A
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