Napoleon - A Concise Biography.pdf

Napoleon - A Concise Biography PDF

David A. Bell

Napoleon Bonapartes astounding life and military genius have captured imaginations for two centuries. Now award-winning historian David A. Bell provides this succinct and elegant portrait, offering an original and lively account of Napoleons dazzling career and firmly situating him in the historical context of revolutionary France. Bell emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility—for both good and ill—that Napoleon represented. By his Tate twenties, he was already one of the greatest generals in European history. At thirty, he had become absolute master of Europes most powerful country. In his early forties, he ruled a European empire mightier than any rince Rome, fighting wars that changed the shape of the continent. But his fall was epic as well, leading him to spend his last years in miserable exile in the South Atlantic. Out of Bells engaging analysis emerges the image of an ambitious and charismatic man, one who affirmed his right to rule in the narre of the revolutionary principles of popular sovereignty and civic equality, but also as a conquering hero. Highlighting the importance of the 1789 French revolution in Napoleons political formation, this concise biography offers a new interpretation of his life and rule. The revolution made possible.

The task is magnified considerably when the era of Revolutionary France is included—any discussion of Napoleon must include the Revolution. As Bell points out, it produced the social and political environment through which Napoleon’s opportunity to change Europe emerged. On all counts, Napoleon: A Concise Biography is a thought provoking success. Not only is the book succinct, informative, and meticulously …

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Sofya Voigtuh

This book provides a concise, lively, up-to-date portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte's character and career, including his most important battles, while situating him firmly in historical context. David Bell emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility - for both good and ill - that Napoleon represented. By his late twenties, Napoleon was already one of the greatest generals in European

Mattio Müllers

It is exactly as it claims to be: a concise biography of Napoleon. And a very good one it is. It is an engaging read for both a first time reader and a Napoleonic "veteran". Not just a list of battles, it ties together both battles and international politics with his family and dynastic ambitions. Review of Napoleon: A Concise Biography, by David …

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Best Reviews Guide analyzes and compares all Napoleon Biographies of 2020. You can easily ... Napoleon: A Concise Biography. 8.9 score. view deal. Napoleon is famous for his military acumen, thirst for power, and the Louisiana Purchase - yet few people know he inadvertently helped create the.