Napoleon

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$53.12
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.16
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $2.16   
  • New (7) from $8.99   
  • Used (11) from $2.16   

Overview

This illustrated A–Z encyclopedia provides easy access to information about the emperor Napoleon. Over 300 entries cover significant events, people, and other topics such as the principal Napoleonic campaigns, all the major battles including Waterloo and Austerlitz, Napoleon's most important generals and marshals, Josephine de Beauharnais, and the Napoleonic Code. Napoleon also includes primary source documents, a handy chronology of key events, a bibliography, and an index.

Describes the life, achievements, rise to power, and influences of the military leader who crowned himself Emperor of the French and established dominance over Europe.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Complemented nicely by Napoleonic documents, a chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, this polished and well-constructed effort will serve as an easy to use reference for students. Recommended for all public and academic libraries."

-

Library Journal

"Napoleon and Stalin

'Both books are factual and well written … Fascinating lives make a fascinating reading and both these volumes are not only useful as references, but they offer interesting insights … Both will be of use in libraries where there is demand, and, as with the other books in this series, larger academic and public libraries may want these books in circulation."

-

Against the Grain

"…this volume should be a welcome addition to high school, public, and undergraduate libraries."

-

Booklist

"…an extremely useful tool to understanding the man, his rise to power, and his eventual downfall … extremely valuable to anyone interested in knowing more about the man who not only greatly influenced his time but also continues to be a source of controversy. Highly Recommended."

-

The Book Report

"This is a useful work that ably serves its purpose."

-

Diplomacy & Statecraft

Library Journal
Some 200 years ago, when Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed of himself, "I am not a man, I am a historical figure," he probably suspected the profound influence his life and deeds would have on Europe's society, culture, government, and military history. Now, in one massive volume, Nicholls--a scholar, university lecturer, and historian of the Napoleonic era--addresses all aspects of Napoleon as a soldier, politician, administrator, emperor, and revolutionary, including the people, places, and events he affected directly or indirectly. The 343 A-to-Z entries cover everything from well-known biographical data, battles, and personalities to more obscure entries covering Napoleon's scandalous sister Pauline, the Opera Plot assassination attempt, and the wacky Malet Conspiracy. The entries are short and concise, but each also identifies related entries and offers scholarly suggestions for further reading. Complemented nicely by Napoleonic documents, a chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, this polished and well-constructed effort will serve as an easy-to-use reference for students. Recommended for all public and academic libraries.--William D. Bushnell, USMC (ret.), Brunswick, ME Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-An alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of people, places, and events related to the French emperor. The entries range in length from one paragraph to one page and include references to related topics plus reading suggestions. Black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout the text, but-surprisingly-there are no maps. While thorough and scholarly, Napoleon will be of little interest to high school students. The writing is stodgy and presupposes familiarity with French history (particularly the 1789 Revolution). There are several internal inconsistencies, and the entries are often repetitious. Cross-references to names of individuals, battles, and treaties are inadequate. An encyclopedia entry or solid biography, such as Bob Carroll's Napoleon Bonaparte (Lucent, 1994) will probably satisfy the information needs of most students.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Booknews
An A-to-Z encyclopedia containing over 300 entries covering relevant political movements and governmental terms, significant events including military battles and campaigns, and important people including generals and marshals and relatives and associates. Includes a chronology of key events, bibliography, index, and b&w illustrations. Suitable for high school and college level students and as a general reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874369571
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Series: Biographical Companions Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)