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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1631826484
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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
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The History of Napoleon Buonaparte Kindle Edition
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Subsequent biographies have drawn heavily on the Lockhart edition, and even where they include sources unavailable to that author, they fail to match the energy and vigour with which Lockhart carries through the story of Napoleon's rise to greatness and his eventual fall.
Part of the delight of the book is how the author moves from a determined impartiality toward Bonaparte - determined as Lockhart was fiercely "British" and had to work hard to keep his regard of France as an international competitor, in check, to a grudging admiration for his achievement. Highly recommended.
I am not a history expert, and so I found it very informative about the events of the time, but more importantly about the character of the man himself, who exerted such an influence on contemporary and subsequent thinking. It is engagingly written, giving you a sufficient impression of his genius, then clouded by his arrogance, without bogging you down in details. It is written in an old-fashioned way, as mentioned by another reviewer, but I didn't find it a problem. Overall, recommended both on informative and entertaining grounds.
A brilliant soldier who remembered his roots, he had his boots and clothes made by the same people who made them for him before his rise to power. And, he listened to his soldiers and slept alongside them and marched on foot at times with them.
This book covers most of his life from a young adult (mainly at war) to death in exile.
Like all dictators his arrogance and self belief led to his downfall. - His final battle, at Waterloo..
When he was in exile (twice) he was allowed staff but not his wife and son to accompany him.
Want to know more? Buy the book you won't be disappointed.
The only downside is, It's a little intense regarding the font size and it would be nice if it had the odd picture every so often just to break the walls of text up!
Other than that really good book
Disappointing , however to see very little coverage of his social, legislative and political reforms which MIGHT be a proper balance for the rivers of blood shed in pursuti of his ambitions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you can wade through the slightly archaic vocabulary this book has a great story to tell.Published 5 months ago by JB
Still reading this book, is intertesting but the english is not modern english, which sometimes it makes it difficult to follow.Published 9 months ago by Nello Mauri
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a very interesting book for those who know nothing about the subject. A good place to start.Published 10 months ago by Mr. Leslie Parry