Wayne Hanley's The Genesis of Napoleonic Propaganda, 1796–1799 makes clever use of images as well as text to show the artful self-crafting on the part of a young provincial on the make. Using a term actually invented at or near the Revolution, the book makes propaganda into a key element in the rise of Napoleon. With a solid interfacing of cultural and political history, Hanley's novel approach meshes with recent works on the Revolution by Lynn Hunt, Carla Hesse, and others.
About the Author
Wayne Hanley joined the West Chester faculty in Fall 2000, having received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1998. He previously taught history at Columbia College, William Woods University, Lincoln University (of Missouri); and at the University of Missouri-Rolla. He also has taught both history and English at the secondary level. He has presented numerous papers, published several articles on the French Revolution and Napoleon, and has authored several pieces of creative writing.
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