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Epic History of the Life of Napoleon,
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As someone who had never been altogether familiar with the life and times of Napoleon, I found this history to be highly interesting. My American historical education tended to treat European history between 1782-1812 as an ambiguous mish-mash of tensions between the British factions ("war" party vs. "peace" party) and the Continental revolutionary tendencies. Vincent Cronin's Napoleon helped to put a human face to the conflict raging in Europe during this period and helped to make the "Napoleonic Wars" less abstract in how they actually affected the average European. With that said, Napoleon's life really did play out much like a novel, and I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves reading biography.