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The Age of Napoleon (The Story of Civilization XI)

Durant, Will / Durant, Ariel

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ISBN 10: 067121988X / ISBN 13: 9780671219888
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 1975
Used Condition: Fine Hard Cover
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Very nice jacket with Napoleon appearing as a portrait. Jacket now protected in Gaylord acid free clear cover. 871 very clean and tight pages. Map of Europe inside front and back cover. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Light shelfwear on the jacket prior to cover. Maroon cloth cover with gold lettering and Napoleon in gold on the front. Bookseller Inventory # 002744

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Title: The Age of Napoleon (The Story of ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

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The Age of Napoleon surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the French Revolution and its leaders Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre, and Saint-Just; Napoleon's meteoric rise from provincial Corsican military student to emperor and commander of the largest army in history; Napoleon's fall-- his army's destruction in the snows of Russia, his exile to Elba, his escape and reconquest of the throne, and his ultimate defeat at Waterloo; and the birth of Romanticism and the dawning of a new age of active democracy and a rising middle class.

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A sweeping portrait of an age, this book--the 11th and final volume in Will and Ariel Durant's Story of Civilization series--makes Napoleon its hero. The Durants, capable of switching from art to science to warfare with ease and skill, rank among the world's great popular historians. This adroitness requires some condensation: the description of Waterloo, for instance, takes up about three pages. If you want a detailed history of Napoleon's battle orders, look elsewhere, but if you want to understand the age and the man--in that order-- The Age of Napoleon is a great place to begin.

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