ISBN-10: 0451531655

ISBN-13: 9780451531650


This tremendous reconstruction of Napoleon’s existence and legend is written by means of a exotic Oxford student. it's in line with newly chanced on documents—including the private letters of Marie-Louise and the decoded diaries of basic Bertrand, who followed Napoleon to his ultimate exile on St. Helena. it's been hailed because the most crucial single-volume paintings in Napoleonic literature.

“Mr. Markham’s publication is notable...a well-balanced examine of a guy significantly larger than his five ft 6 inches, who has been for generations essentially the most interesting of matters for biography.”—Mark S. Watson, Baltimore night Sun

“A unusually sympathetic biography of 1 of the main interesting males who ever strutted around the degree of history.”—Dolph Honicker, Nashville Tennesseean

“A impressive fulfillment. the tale strikes as quick as one in all Bonaparte’s campaigns and is informed with the readability of his dispatches.”—The Economist

“A definitive contribution to Napoleonic literature.”—Jose Sanchez, St. Louis Globe Democrat

“The collage lecturer in heritage at Oxford has approached the very unlikely; he has written a brand new lifetime of essentially the most written-about figures in glossy background with freshness, vivacity, positive scholarship and penetration.”—James H. Powers, Boston Globe

“Markham has completed a startlingly vibrant and coherent photograph of Napoleon’s occupation, of the social and highbrow impacts that molded it, and of the lads and forces that hostile it. the army occasions, the political activities, the non-public intrigues—all look, every one in its right position and perspective.”—E. Nelson Hayes, l. a. Times

“Markham’s erudition is huge; he makes complete use of modern discoveries of manuscript fabric, and he writes with admirable judgment a few personality who has been misjudged always via historians.”—J. H. Plumb, The Saturday Review

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