The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte

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Basic Books, Aug 6, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 608 pages
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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An undistinguished entry in the vast library devoted to the French leader.In this, the first of a projected two-volume biography, Asprey (Hindenburg and Ludendorff, 1991, etc.) charts the ... Read full review

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Well written, detailed, and comprehensive, this is the first of a two-volume biography by noted military historian Asprey (At Belleau Wood) of the Corsican nobody who nearly conquered all of Europe ... Read full review

Contents

I
7
II
13
III
22
IV
34
V
44
VI
53
VII
63
VIII
69
XXV
271
XXVI
283
XXVII
299
XXVIII
314
XXIX
327
XXX
340
XXXI
351
XXXII
364

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XI
98
XII
107
XIII
120
XIV
142
XV
154
XVI
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XVII
172
XVIII
184
XIX
198
XX
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XXI
218
XXII
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XXIII
245
XXIV
256
XXXIII
378
XXXIV
393
XXXV
400
XXXVI
410
XXXVII
423
XXXVIII
431
XXXIX
443
XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
489
XLIV
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XLV
525
XLVI
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Robert Asprey is a former U.S. Marine captain and an accomplished and esteemed military historian.

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