Napoleon Bonaparte, military genius, outstanding commander, l'Empereur, L'Homme du destin - The Man of Destiny. Napoleon was all these things, and many more. Through military inspiration, the ability to recognize and seize every opportunity, and a bit of luck, Napoleon became the emperor of France. Then, "breaking every military rule, he conquered Europe and changed the face of war forever, creating the first mass army - and the first mass graves." (Marrin inside cover) This biography is his story.

When I hear "biography," I think "boring." But with this book, this is not the case. Marrin is able to tell the adventures of Napoleon and useful facts in a way where none of the parts are boring or lacking action at all. The biases I originally predicted are fairly accurate. This book is slightly biased towards how great of a mastermind Napoleon was. But, he really was a military genius, so you can barely even call it bias... - Napoleon Bonaparte, military genius, outstanding commander, l'Empereur, L'Homme du destin - The Man of Destiny. Napoleon was all these things, and many more. Through military inspiration, the ability to recognize and seize every opportunity, and a bit of luck, Napoleon became the emperor of France. Then, "breaking every military rule, he conquered Europe and changed the face of war forever, creating the first mass army - and the first mass graves." (Marrin inside cover) This biography is his story.When I hear "biography," I think "boring." But with this book, this is not the case. Marrin is able to tell the adventures of Napoleon and useful facts in a way where none of the parts are boring or lacking action at all. The biases I originally predicted are fairly accurate. This book is slightly biased towards how great of a mastermind Napoleon was. But, he really was a military genius, so you can barely even call it bias... - Chris "The Trumpetwiz"

 

Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars

$8.95Price
  • 1991 Viking NY

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