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  • Published: 27 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241294666
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 832
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Napoleon The Great




The definitive modern biography of Napoleon - one of the non-fiction highlights of the year

It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today.

It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous.

  • Published: 27 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241294666
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 832
Categories:

About the author

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War,Masters and CommandersNapoleon and Wellington, and Waterloo. A Fellow of the Napoleonic Institute, he has won many prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book Award, writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, and has written and presented a number of popular documentaries. He lives in New York City.

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