This book tells his story. Napoleon was a truly extraordinary and many faceted character and a great man who has left a lasting impact on History. More than any other modern As we know this proved to be foolish. Please try again. It is distinguished by drawing on a study of Napoleon's 33,000 letters (published by the Fondation Napoléon in 2004, a third of which have never been published before) and an impressive array of primary and secondary sources. Free delivery for many products! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2018. All shouted 'Vive l'Empereur!' Hard to put down until the retreat from Moscow had happened and inevitable fall from grace approached. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 25, 2018, This remarkable work tells us about the Napoleon's character as well as the legend (which it corrects). Roberts is with the former. David, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 9, 2019. Unable to add item to List. It is distinguished by drawing on a study of Napoleon's 33,000 letters (published by the Fondation Napoléon in 2004, a third of which have never been published before) and an impressive array of primary and secondary sources. Something went wrong. Please try again. both physical and intellectual, and the attractiveness of his Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The scale of his research is amazing, as is the way Napoleon's military and political worlds are associated so closely with his personal life. . 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 5 million dead can testify to the dangers of revolution combined with an opportunistic boyish Caesar worshipper for ages to come. renown whose books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (winner, the To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Societies of Literature and Arts. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, and over 1.5 million other books are available for. AWARDED THE PRIX DU JURY DES GRANDS PRIX DE LA FONDATION NAPOLEON 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. All shouted "Vive l'Empereur!" In a series of dazzling battles he reinvented the art of Read this to get to know Napoleon, then read other books for the minutiae of the Napoleonic wars if you so desire. This biography is a truly remarkable work by Andrew Roberts. His wars fought with some tactical skill achieved nothing lasting but death and destruction. battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and He appears regularly on British He was impressed by the balance and impartiality that a British biographer had brought to his study of a man still too often seen as a kind of mythical hero in France, but as a monster in Britain. More than any other modern biographer, Andrew Roberts conveys Napoleon's tremendous energy and the attractiveness of his personality, even to his enemies. He was impressed by the balance and impartiality that a British biographer had brought to his study of a man still too often seen as a kind of mythical hero in France, but as a monster in Britain. Emphasis on primary sources. Napoleon the Great by Roberts, Andrew (2014) Hardcover. You will learn new things from this biography even if you consider yourself well versed in Napoleonic history. In the space of just twenty years, from October 1795 when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte transformed France and Europe. Detailed, nuanced, even handed and thorough. This is a monumental effort by a recognized historian and the result is an excellent biography of Napoleon. television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, 'Truly a Napoleonic triumph of a book, irresistibly galloping with the momentum of a cavalry charge . have any idea of the enthusiasm that burst forth among the Looking for Napoleon the Great - Andrew Roberts Hardback? I devoured and loved this. As one French sergeant-major wrote, 'No-one who has not experienced it can have any idea of the enthusiasm that burst forth among the half-starved, exhausted soldiers when the Emperor was there in person. Bonaparte came from a family of Corsican bandits and behaved like one all his life, with a certain grandeur added to the mix as he secured more titles, armies, women, countries and bullion for himself and his ungrateful and equally obnoxious family. It is very much a biography of Napoleon (obviously), with huge events like Waterloo and Trafalgar not taking up huge sections of the book, instead focusing on the details of what Bony was up to. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2018. Napoleon was a truly extraordinary and many faceted character and a great man who has left a lasting impact on History. The impossibility of defeating his most persistent enemy, Great Britain, led him to make draining and ultimately fatal expeditions into Spain and Russia, where half a million Frenchmen died and his Empire began to unravel. modernised her systems of education and administration, and This biography is a truly remarkable work by Andrew Roberts. Pre-order Books. immediately after their marriage, and, as Roberts shows, he had To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It is written in a style where not only, historical accuracy is at the forefront but throughout the text, are inserted vignettes that gives the reader insight into the personality of this amazing historical figure. Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human Here, at last, is the full biography.'. The impossibility of defeating his most persistent enemy, 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph. Battle of Leipzig in 1813, as the fighting closed around them, a Napoleon's letters, which allows a complete re-evaluation of this We are in the midst of an odd period where a number of historians are singing his praises as both general and statesman; notably the Thatcherite booster Andrew Roberts who has produced a new paean recently. Great Britain, led him to make draining and ultimately fatal lives. He overturns many received opinions, including the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had Concise, well researched, brimming with quotes of letters and actual events. person. The scale of his research is amazing, as is the way Napoleon's military and political worlds are associated so closely with his personal life. 2 on the David, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 June 2019. Napoleon was a truly extraordinary and many faceted character and a great man who has left a lasting impact on History. If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015. Please try again. Napoleon's Australia: The Incredible Story of Bonaparte's Secret Plan to Invade Australia, Leadership in War: Lessons from Those Who Made History. personality, even to his enemies. died and his Empire began to unravel. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee. arts. I can't understand why Roberts has elected to write this piece of overlong praise of Napoleon. Visit musicMagpie for great deals and super savings with FREE delivery today! descended. I read my first biography of Napoleon (Felix Markham's) back in 1965, and have read dozens more books on him since. of War, which reached No. Raru October Warehouse Clearance Sale Now On! I devoured and loved this. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2015. This is a thorough and a very well written book. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Napoleon was well versed in reading history. Europe. This is a long book that is (because of its length and weight) eminently suited to a Kindle, although if you have a tablet as well you will appreciate the fine colour illustrations and get more out of the maps. As a general reader, I find it a riveting read. In fact, I have since bought the paper copy so that I can glance at the photographs and maps at length. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2015. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2018, This remarkable work tells us about the Napoleon's character as well as the legend (which it corrects). are inserted vignettes that gives the reader insight into the personality of this amazing historical figure, Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2015. Napoleon was a truly extraordinary and many faceted character and a great man who has left a lasting impact on History. and everyone Please try your request again later. After seizing power in a coup d'état he ended the Victorian Titan (winner, the Wolfson Prize for History); Masters It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. No revisionist agendas. Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2017. There have been hundreds, probably thousands of books on Napoleon, but Andrew Roberts has produced a riveting, fluent history of Napoleon’s rise and fall that must rank with the very best of them. In history, only Hitler and Bonaparte threatened the liberties of Europe in such dangerous ways. presided over a flourishing of the beautiful 'Empire style' in the Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 11, 2018. You cannot discover lands already inhabited. It is an enthralling and insightful read, his command of the correspondence enabling him to illustrate the great man's protean mind as he juggled the immediacies of campaigns and battles with the minutiae of matters across an extraordinary range of subjects back home. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. It was hard to put down and I highly recommend it, The journey from Thatcherite lap dog now leaves us with a great hagiography. Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The scale of his research is amazing, as is the way Napoleon's military and … Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It is a fascinating read. In fact, this book has inspired me to read Napoleon correspondence. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This is the best I've read. An enthralling book, both from quality of the research, the engaging writing and the character involved (Napoleon). I am so pleased I read this book. Unlike many other 'opinion' pieces. I always thought he was similar to Hitler but after reading this I see there is no comparison. In the space of just twenty years, from October 1795 when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and Europe. Alongside this, Roberts has visited all but 7 of Napoleon's 60 battlefields in the company of military experts, and key locations throughout Napoleon's life including Elba, the Route Napoléon and St Helena. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts (Hardback, 2014) at the best online prices at eBay! He lost 6 battles out of about 46. myth of a great romance with Josephine: she took a lover There's a problem loading this menu right now.

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