Napoleon III: A reading list

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Napoléon III
1.  Napoléon III by Louis-Dominique Girard
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  "The latest modern one-volume biography in French of the emperor, more sympathetic than earlier accounts."
£20.32   Used & New from: £16.52

Napoleon III (Profiles In Power)
2.  Napoleon III (Profiles In Power) by James F. Mcmillan
The list author says:
  "A superb study of Napoleon's career and the best introduction available in English."
£17.99   Used & New from: £0.98

Louis Napoleon and the Second Empire
3.  Louis Napoleon and the Second Empire by J M THOMPSON
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  "An older, more detailed English-language biography that offers a critical evaluation of Napoleon III's life and reign."
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Le Second Empire: Louis Napoleon à la conquête du pouvoir
4.  Le Second Empire: Louis Napoleon à la conquête du pouvoir by Adrien Dansette
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  "The first of three volumes, this is the best modern study in French of Louis Napoleon."
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The Rise of Louis Napoleon
5.  The Rise of Louis Napoleon by F.A. Simpson
The list author says:
  "Though first published in 1902, this is still the standard work in English on Louis Napoleon's early years."
£90.00   Used & New from: £24.99

Restoration and Reaction 1815-1848 (The Cambridge History of Modern France)
6.  Restoration and Reaction 1815-1848 (The Cambridge History of Modern France) by Jardin
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  "Good history of the years of the Orleanist monarchy, it provides the political context of Louis Napoleon's rise to power."
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Napoleon III in England
7.  Napoleon III in England by Ivor Guest
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  "An interesting, though dated, examination of Louis Napoleon's time in England and its impact on his subsequent career."
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Le bonapartisme: Aux origines de la droite autoritaire (1800-1850)
8.  Le bonapartisme: Aux origines de la droite autoritaire (1800-1850) by Frédéric Bluche
The list author says:
  "The best examination of the Bonapartist phenomenon."
£16.11   Used & New from: £12.11

The Republican Experiment, 1848-1852 (The Cambridge History of Modern France)
9.  The Republican Experiment, 1848-1852 (The Cambridge History of Modern France) by Maurice Agulhon
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  "A good account of the Second Republic, of which Louis Napoleon was elected its first (and only) president."
£14.61   Used & New from: £5.82

The Rise and Fall of the Second Empire, 1852-1871 (The Cambridge History of Modern France)
10.  The Rise and Fall of the Second Empire, 1852-1871 (The Cambridge History of Modern France) by Alain Plessis
The list author says:
  "A fantastic overview of the history of the Second Empire."
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The political system of Napoleon III
11.  The political system of Napoleon III by Theodore Zeldin
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  "Old but valuable account of its subject."
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The Mortal Napoleon III
12.  The Mortal Napoleon III by Roger Lawrence Williams
The list author says:
  "Intriguing examination of Napoleon III's health, which inhibited his rule as it worsened."
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Eugenie: The Empress and Her Empire
13.  Eugenie: The Empress and Her Empire by Desmond Seward
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  "A new biography of Napoleon's wife, a Spanish noblewoman whose influence, while never as great as contemporaries argued, probably hurt the emperor more than it helped."
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Conflicts in French Society: Anticlericalism, Education and Morals in the Nineteenth century
14.  Conflicts in French Society: Anticlericalism, Education and Morals in the Nineteenth century by Theodore Zeldin
The list author says:
  "Contains useful information about the relationship between the state and the Catholic Church during his rule."
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The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)
15.  The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by A. J. P. Taylor
The list author says:
  "Over a half-century later, it remains the best history of European relations during the mid-19th century."
£25.20   Used & New from: £13.18
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Napoleon III and the Concert of Europe
16.  Napoleon III and the Concert of Europe by William E. Echard
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  "A good examination of Napoleon III's foreign policy in the context of the great power structure."
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French opinions on war and diplomacy during the Second Empire
17.  French opinions on war and diplomacy during the Second Empire by Lynn M Case
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  "A classic study about the impact of public opinion in shaping Napoleon III's foreign policy."
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The Origins of the Crimean War (Origins Of Modern Wars)
18.  The Origins of the Crimean War (Origins Of Modern Wars) by David M. Goldfrank
The list author says:
  "The background of the Crimean War, Napoleon's first military adventure and the greatest European conflict between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War."
£22.99   Used & New from: £0.01

Crimean War: 1853 - 1856 (Modern Wars)
19.  Crimean War: 1853 - 1856 (Modern Wars) by Winfried Baumgart
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  "A good overview of the conflict, emphasizing its international nature and addressing its often-overlooked fronts."
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The Origins of the Italian Wars of Independence (Origins Of Modern Wars)
20.  The Origins of the Italian Wars of Independence (Origins Of Modern Wars) by Frank J. Coppa
The list author says:
  "Good overview of the complex maneuverings behind the conflicts that led to Italian unification."
£20.99   Used & New from: £1.07

Franco Italian Relations 1860-1865 (Reprint)
21.  Franco Italian Relations 1860-1865 (Reprint) by Lynn Marshall Case
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  "Though dated, this remains a useful examination of the Roman question, a foreign intervention that plagued Napoleon thoughout most his reign."
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Venetia Redeemed: Franco Italian Relation 1864 1866
22.  Venetia Redeemed: Franco Italian Relation 1864 1866 by John W. Bush
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  "Good study of an important issue in Napoleon's foreign policy."
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Franz Joseph and Napoleon III, 1852-1864; A Study of Austro-French Relations
23.  Franz Joseph and Napoleon III, 1852-1864; A Study of Austro-French Relations by Charles William Hallberg
The list author says:
  "Still the best account of relations between France and Austria during Napoleon's rule."
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A Duel of Giants: Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Origins of the Franco-Prussian War
24.  A Duel of Giants: Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Origins of the Franco-Prussian War by David Wetzel
The list author says:
  "A new history of the diplomatic maneuverings that led the the Franco-Prussian War."
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The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870-1871
25.  The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870-1871 by Michael Howard
The list author says:
  "The classic history of the war that was the downfall of the Second Empire."
£22.99   Used & New from: £14.61
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