Napoleon: A Life
  • Napoleon: A Life
  • Napoleon: A Life
ISBN: 0143127853
EAN13: 9780143127857
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 20, 2015
Pages: 976
Dimensions: 2.2" H x 9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the acclaimed author of The Storm of War--winner of the LA Times Book prize, finalist for the Plutarch prize, winner of the Fondation Napoleon prize and a New York Times bestseller

A thrilling tale of military and political genius. Roberts is an uncommonly gifted writer.
- The Washington Post

Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times.

Andrew Roberts's Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century.

An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon's sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and Read More chevron_right

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