The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte
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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THE RISE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEUser Review - Kirkus
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
The rise of Napoleon BonaparteUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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