Napoleon in review by George Gordon Andrews

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Published by A.A. Knopf in New York .

Written in English

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  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.

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Statementby George Gordon Andrews ... with an introduction by Carl L. Becker ...
ContributionsBecker, Carl Lotus, 1873-1945.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC203 .A65
The Physical Object
Paginationxv p., 2 l., 3-343, vii p., 1 l.
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6386736M
LC Control Number39012321
OCLC/WorldCa229175

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Strathern, a prize - winning novelist as well as a historian, has probed Napoleon's complex personality, both the megalomania for which he is vilified and the military prowess for which he is admired, and has in the process created a highly readable lesson in the rhymes of history.

Chris Scott writes from Nashville. Still, the result of Roberts' work is worthy. This is a fast read and the pages feel like they are For other specialized aspects of Napoleon's career you could do better (Chandler's The Campaigns of Napoleon) but this is an uncommonly interesting book.

Napoleon is a man of vast contradictions, /5(). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Andrews, George Gordon, Napoleon in review. New York, N.Y.: A.A.

Knopf, (OCoLC) Paul Strathern, Author. Ineight years after the French Revolution, an obscure general, Napoleon Bonaparte, became a national hero after a brilliant campaign in Italy.

Equally impressed with his own genius, he formed the idea of conquering Egypt and, like his idol, Alexander, marching on to India. Napoleon in Egypt by Paul Strathern Napoleon Bonaparte is the epitome of Romantic history, heroic and meglomaniacal, a brutal conqueror who swept away the remnants of medieval Europe, and ushered in the modern industrial age.

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Commonly referred to as Napoleon’s Syria campaign–although his forces never actually entered present-day Syria–this invasion has been largely overlooked by historians. Nathan Schur seeks to redress that neglect in Napoleon in the Holy Land (Greenhill Books, distributed by Stackpole Books, London,$).Author: Historynet Staff.

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