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The most polarizing man of his era, Napoleon Bonaparte has remained a source of controversy ever since. Did his dictatorship crush the French Revolution, or carry its ideals to their logical conclusion? Was he a conqueror-tyrant who sought war for the sake of glory, or was he forced into conflict to defend his beloved France? Was he a throwback to sixteenth-century “absolu The most polarizing man of his era, Napoleon Bonaparte has remained a source of controversy ever since. Did his dictatorship crush the French Revolution, or carry its ideals to their logical conclusion? Was he a conqueror-tyrant who sought war for the sake of glory, or was he forced into conflict to defend his beloved France? Was he a throwback to sixteenth-century “absolute monarchs,” or the great modernizer of nineteenth-century Europe? Or was he all of these things at once? In this compact, highly readable biography, Jack Hughes examines these questions and more. He traces Napoleon’s history back to the bloody hillsides of Corsica, from his rise as a young artillery officer to the summit of greatness. We see at how Napoleon’s rule forever changed a continent, but also how his overreach led to his shocking fall from power. To understand the story of Napoleon, Hughes persuasively shows, is to understand Europe itself—both in Napoleon’s era and today. "If you want a thing done well, do it yourself." - Napoleon Bonaparte Buy Now to Discover: Napoleon’s tactics at Austerlitz, Waterloo, and other crucial battles. How the French conquest of Corsica shaped Napoleon’s childhood. Napoleon’s troubled marriage to the faithless Josephine. The French invasion of Egypt and discovery of the Rosetta Stone. The sale of Louisiana to the United States. Napoleon’s 1814 suicide attempt. The daring escape from Elba that allowed Napoleon to make his final stand. Read Your Book Now Your book will be instantly and automatically delivered to your Kindle device, smartphone, tablet, and computer. Money Back Guarantee If you start reading our book and are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it to Amazon within 7 days for a full refund. Go to Your Account -> Manage Your Content and Devices -> Find the Book -> Return for Full Refund. Buy Now and Read The True Story of Napoleon Bonaparte...


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The most polarizing man of his era, Napoleon Bonaparte has remained a source of controversy ever since. Did his dictatorship crush the French Revolution, or carry its ideals to their logical conclusion? Was he a conqueror-tyrant who sought war for the sake of glory, or was he forced into conflict to defend his beloved France? Was he a throwback to sixteenth-century “absolu The most polarizing man of his era, Napoleon Bonaparte has remained a source of controversy ever since. Did his dictatorship crush the French Revolution, or carry its ideals to their logical conclusion? Was he a conqueror-tyrant who sought war for the sake of glory, or was he forced into conflict to defend his beloved France? Was he a throwback to sixteenth-century “absolute monarchs,” or the great modernizer of nineteenth-century Europe? Or was he all of these things at once? In this compact, highly readable biography, Jack Hughes examines these questions and more. He traces Napoleon’s history back to the bloody hillsides of Corsica, from his rise as a young artillery officer to the summit of greatness. We see at how Napoleon’s rule forever changed a continent, but also how his overreach led to his shocking fall from power. To understand the story of Napoleon, Hughes persuasively shows, is to understand Europe itself—both in Napoleon’s era and today. "If you want a thing done well, do it yourself." - Napoleon Bonaparte Buy Now to Discover: Napoleon’s tactics at Austerlitz, Waterloo, and other crucial battles. How the French conquest of Corsica shaped Napoleon’s childhood. Napoleon’s troubled marriage to the faithless Josephine. The French invasion of Egypt and discovery of the Rosetta Stone. The sale of Louisiana to the United States. Napoleon’s 1814 suicide attempt. The daring escape from Elba that allowed Napoleon to make his final stand. Read Your Book Now Your book will be instantly and automatically delivered to your Kindle device, smartphone, tablet, and computer. Money Back Guarantee If you start reading our book and are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it to Amazon within 7 days for a full refund. Go to Your Account -> Manage Your Content and Devices -> Find the Book -> Return for Full Refund. Buy Now and Read The True Story of Napoleon Bonaparte...

30 review for Napoleon: His Life and Legacy | The True Story of Napoleon Bonaparte (Short Reads Historical Biographies of Famous People)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Short easy read about Napoleon.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tom Walsh

    The best parts of this book, aside from the thorough and detailed research, are the chapter summaries at the beginning and the headline summaries throughout the book. This is a gifted idea: you can zoom-in on a topic you want, or just go chapter-by-chapter. The life of Napoleon WAS history itself. One of the direct quotes, “I am the revolution”, made when Napoleon was a mere 29 yrs old, says pages about France and this self-crowned monarch. If you want a shorter, more logical outline of the life The best parts of this book, aside from the thorough and detailed research, are the chapter summaries at the beginning and the headline summaries throughout the book. This is a gifted idea: you can zoom-in on a topic you want, or just go chapter-by-chapter. The life of Napoleon WAS history itself. One of the direct quotes, “I am the revolution”, made when Napoleon was a mere 29 yrs old, says pages about France and this self-crowned monarch. If you want a shorter, more logical outline of the life and times of Napoleon, or Bonaparte, as he wanted to be called, this is the read for you!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Bawa

    Concise and unputdownable Enjoyed reading this book. It gave me general overview of Napoleon and his reign in clear context, superbly summarized highlighting major events and outcomes of that particulAr period in European history.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Almaz Ayalew

    This book showed me that a person can win situation but not death. I read this book just for the knowledge of history. Even though I don’t recommend the book to any body I liked the way the book is written

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kico Meirelles

    A good and straightforward biography about a controversial, but essential figure of our history.

  6. 5 out of 5

    dianne beck

    Fast read Napoleon in a very readable and understandable way. Takes a complex time and simplifies it quite well. I will think about having my students read this!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Basharat Tamboli

    Good short book Short book to know the man in a nutshell. Good description of wars in imaginable manner . Good for beginners.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Issac Solomon

    Good book A very concise and interesting summary of Napoleon's life. Instead of dragging on for hundreds of pages, the author gives us the unbiased history in less than 100 pages. Good book A very concise and interesting summary of Napoleon's life. Instead of dragging on for hundreds of pages, the author gives us the unbiased history in less than 100 pages.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Wicker

  10. 5 out of 5

    Estelle Brandt

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ross Whiting

  12. 4 out of 5

    Theodore F Vaida

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    Joe Price

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael O'Sullivan

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ngonidzashe Ngorima

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mrs L M Johnston

  17. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Devcich

  18. 5 out of 5

    Devdoot

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bidyut Ghosh

  20. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Fabry

  21. 5 out of 5

    sam moulder

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lennie Hardingham

  23. 4 out of 5

    Earlene Nelson

  24. 5 out of 5

    William Oliver

  25. 4 out of 5

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  26. 4 out of 5

    Kelly terry

  27. 5 out of 5

    LYNNE MOORE

  28. 5 out of 5

    Philip Zeppetello

  29. 5 out of 5

    w j howard

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tony Culmer

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