The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte [NOOK Book]

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Ever since 1821, when he died at age fifty-one on the forlorn and windswept island of St. Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte has been remembered as either demi-god or devil incarnate. In The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, the first volume of a two-volume cradle-to-grave biography, Robert Asprey instead treats him as a human being. Asprey tells this fascinating, tragic tale in lush narrative detail. The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte is an exciting, reckless thrill ride as Asprey charts Napoleon's vertiginous ascent to fame and ...
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Overview

Ever since 1821, when he died at age fifty-one on the forlorn and windswept island of St. Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte has been remembered as either demi-god or devil incarnate. In The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, the first volume of a two-volume cradle-to-grave biography, Robert Asprey instead treats him as a human being. Asprey tells this fascinating, tragic tale in lush narrative detail. The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte is an exciting, reckless thrill ride as Asprey charts Napoleon's vertiginous ascent to fame and the height of power. Here is Napoleon as he was-not saint, not sinner, but a man dedicated to and ultimately devoured by his vision of himself, his empire, and his world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786725397
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 8/6/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 179,951
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author


Robert Asprey is a former U.S. Marine captain and an accomplished and esteemed military historian.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    Understandable, informative, interesting.

    I enjoy history, but most of my knowledge is 20-th century US history. Before picking up the book, I knew very little about this era, and I have to say that the book was easy to read, informative, educational, and insightful. The author analyzes Napoleon's contributions and paints a favorable picture of him. It is hard to disagree with this, as he was a superb military leader, as well as a beneficent leader of men and of his country. Short chapters are a great help. The reader is not overwhelmed in detail. I would just point out that some knowledge of the politics surrounding the French Revolution would be helpful to the reader. Otherwise excellent and clearly written.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Awsome book

    Highly recommend. Why isnt the second volume available fir the Nook?

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