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The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

Asprey, Robert B.

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ISBN 10: 046504879X / ISBN 13: 9780465048793
Published by Basic Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

Publisher: Basic Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Ever since his untimely death at age fifty-one on the forlorn and windswept island of St. Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte has been depicted as either demi-god or devil incarnate. Now, in The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, the first volume of a magisterial two-volume biography, we at last get Napoleon the man. Robert Asprey tells this fascinating, tragic tale in lush narrative detail. He invites the reader to look over Napoleon's shoulder as he dictates decrees and orders; deals with his ungrateful, greedy, unprincipled family; comes into conflict with the royalty of Europe; mingles with the intellectuals, writers, musicians, and actors of the day; leads and inspires his officers and men; and falls in love and fathers children with Josephine, Marie Louise, and various mistresses. The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte becomes 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.

About the Author:

Robert Asprey is a former U.S. Marine captain and an esteemed military historian. He is the author of numerous books, including At Bellau Wood, Frederick the Great, and The German High Command at War. He lives in Cadiz, Spain.

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