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⫸ Good Napoleon: A Life to read online ✽ By Andrew Roberts ⇽ ⫸ Good Napoleon: A Life to read online ✽ By Andrew Roberts ⇽ An Best Book of the Month, November 2014 There have been many books about Napoleon, but Andrew Roberts single volume biography is the first to make full use of the ongoing French publication of Napoleons 33,000 letters Seemingly leaving no stone unturned, Roberts begins in Corsica in 1769, pointing to Napoleons roots on that islandand a resulting fascination with the Roman Empireas an early indicator of what history might hold for the boy Napoleons upbringingfrom his roots, to his penchant for holing up and reading about classic wars, to his education in France, all seemed to point in one directionand by the time he was 24, he was a French general Though he would be dead by fifty one, it was only the beginning of what he would accomplish Although Napoleon A Life is 800 pages long, it is both enjoyable and illuminating Napoleon comes across as whip smart, well studied, ambitious to a fault, a little awkward, and perhaps most importantly, a man who could turn on the charm when he needed to Through his portrait, Roberts seems to be arguing two things that Napoleon was far than just a complex, and that his contributions to the world greatly surpassed those of the evil dictators that some compare him to The historian, like the orator, Roberts quotes Napoleon as saying, must persuade He must convince I, for one, am convinced A fascinating read Chris SchluepPraise for Napoleon An epically scaled new biography Roberts brilliantly conveys the sheer energy and presence of Napoleon the organizational and military whirlwind who, through crisp and incessant questioning, sized up people and problems and got things done His dynamism shines in Robertss set piece chapters on major battles like Austerlitz, Jena, and Marengo, turning visionary military maneuvers into politically potent moments The New York Times Book Review Roberts is a masterly storyteller I would recommend his book to anyone seeking an accessible chronicle, rich in anecdote, of Napoleons fantastic story Max Hastings, The Wall Street Journal With his customary flair and keen historical eye, Andrew Roberts has delivered the goods again This is the best one volume biography of Napoleon in English for the last four decades A tour de force that belongs on every history lovers bookshelf Jay Winik, bestselling author of The Great Upheaval and April 1865 Is another long life of Napoleon really necessary On three counts, the answer given by Andrew Robertss impressive book is an emphatic yes The most important is that this is the first single volume general biography to make full use of the treasure trove of Napoleons 33,000 odd letters, which began being published in Paris only in 2004 Second, Roberts, who has previously written on Napoleon and Wellington, is a masterly analyst of the French emperors many battles Third, his book is beautifully written and a pleasure to read The Economist Napoleon remade France and much of Europe in his fifteen years in power and proved himself one of historys greatest military commanders Robertss access to Napoleons thirty three thousand letters, only recently available, allowed him to create a fully human portrait of this larger than life figure The Wall Street Journal, Holiday Gift Guide A huge, rich, deep, witty, humane and unapologetically admiring biography that is a pleasure to read The Napoleon painted here is a whirlwind of a mannot only a vigorous and supremely confident commander, but an astonishingly busy governor, correspondent and lover, too To dive into Robertss new book is to understandindeed, to feelwhy this peculiarly brilliant Corsican managed for so long to dazzle the world Dan Jones, The Telegraph Roberts in his Napoleon achieves the near impossible by writing on this extravagantly well covered subject with a freshness and excitement that makes readers think they have stumbled on something entirely new Philip Ziegler, The Spectator, Books of the Year Truly a Napoleonic triumph of a book, elegantly written, epic in scale, novelistic in detail, irresistibly galloping with the momentum of a cavalry charge, as comfortable on the battlefield as in the bedroom Here, at last, is the full biography Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year Andrew Robertss Napoleon is a brilliant example of great man history, brimming with personality and the high octane Bonapartist spirit John Bew, New Statesman, Books of the Year Entertaining, even addictive Roberts writes with great vigor, style, and fluency Sunday Times London Magnificent Robertss fine book encompasses all the evidence to give a brilliant portrait of the man The book, as it needs to be, is massive, yet the pace is brisk and its never overwhelmed by the scholarly research, which was plainly immense Mail on Sunday Roberts not only brings the Napoleon story up to date but, with new evidence from the archives and an original spin on the present, makes a compelling case for why we should all read anew about the little Corsican in the 21st century The Observer London Magisterial and beautifully written A richly detailed and sure footed reappraisal of the man, his achievementsand failuresand the extraordinary times in which he lived Standpoint A definitive account that dispels many of the myths that surrounded Napoleon from his lifetime to the present day Publishers Weekly A compelling biography of the preeminent French general that stands apart from the rest, owing to the authors thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail Roberts relies on his military expertise, Napoleons surviving correspondence 33,000 items in all , and exhaustive on site studies of French battlegrounds This voluminous work is likely to set the standard for subsequent accounts Library Journal starred review Napoleon A Life Paul Johnson From New York Times bestselling author Johnson, a very readable and entertaining biography The 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Atlantic news, association It seemed there no part RMS St went uncelebrated ship final visit home Not even propellors few members Dive Club slipped below surface gave them last inspection scheduled departure Andrew Roberts FRHistS FRSL January British journalist Visiting Professor Department Studies, College London Lehrman Institute Distinguished Lecturer Historical Society educated Gonville Caius College, Cambridge where earned class degree Modern History Official Site Australian only champion Business owners Bringing experience table own experiences from building multiple million dollar companies exists significant success business Storm War, Masters Commanders, Wellington, WaterlooA Fellow Institute, has won many prizes, including Wolfson Prize Army Military Book Award, writes frequently Wall Street Journal, presented number popular documentaries eBook Kindle An Best Month, There Napoleon, but volume make full use ongoing publication Seemingly leaving stone unturned, begins pointing 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    • Napoleon: A Life
    • 1.3
    • 46
    • Hardcover
    • 846 pages
    • Andrew Roberts
    • English
    • 22 May 2017

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