A Life

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Draws on the recent publication of Napoleon's thousands of letters to share new insights into his character, motivations, and relationships.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781846140273
Branch Call Number: NAPOLEON ROB
Characteristics: xli, 926 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
Alternative Title: Napoleon the great


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Mar 21, 2015

I renewed the book NAPOLEON
so it is not overdue.

You probably missed it going over to the new catalogue.

Please make the correction in your records.

Nancy Elsner

Feb 23, 2015

First rate. A masterwork. The only thing wrong with it is its weight. Ebook or, even better, eAudiobook would be better. Tirelessly researched and annotated. Yes, apparently previous books had access to only two-thirds of his correspondence. Confirms that young Nappy was a scholar of considerable achievement - a voracious reader of history and a math genius. I esp enjoy context that makes French Revolution disturbingly real. Even the introduction is excellent. Highly recommended.

Feb 22, 2015

Andrew Roberts' new biography is well paced and thoroughly researched. He writes in a entertaining and insightful style that at times even made me think of McCulloughs ' John Adams', which is pretty high praise. Roberts benefits from his use of the recent release for the first time of a very large volume of Napoleon's correspondence.
Highly recommended.

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