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Napoleon For Dummies by [Markham, J. David]
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Explains his influence on the military, law, politics, and religion

Get the real story of Napoleon Bonaparte

Not sure what′s true about Napoleon? This easy–to–follow guide gets past the stereotypes and introduces you to this extraordinary man′s beginnings, accomplishments, and famous romances. It traces Napoleon′s rise from Corsican military cadet to Emperor of the French, chronicles his military campaigns, explains the mistakes that led to his removal from power, and explores his lasting impact on Europe and the world.

Discover

  • How Napoleon built — and lost — an empire
  • The forces that influenced him
  • Why he created the Napoleonic Code
  • The inside story on Josephine
  • How he helped shape modern–day Europe

About the Author

J. David Markham is an internationally acclaimed historian and Napoleonic scholar. His major books include Napoleon’s Road to Glory: Triumphs, Defeats and Immortality (winner of the 2004 Napoleonic Society of America Literary Award); Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon’s Grande Armée (winner of the International Napoleonic Society’s 2003 President’s Choice Award); and Napoleon and Dr. Verling on St. Helena. He has been featured on the History Channel International’s Global View program on Napoleon, the History Channel’s Conquerors program (Napoleon’s Greatest Victory; Caesar in Gaul) and Napoleon: The Man Who Would Conquer Europe, as well as in programs on the Learning and Discovery channels. He has served as historical consultant to History Channel and National Geographic Society programs. Markham has contributed to four important reference encyclopedias (Leadership; World History; American Revolution; French Revolution and Napoleon). He has presented numerous academic papers to conferences in the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Israel, Georgia, and Russia. He is President of the Napoleonic Alliance and Executive Vice–President and Editor–in–Chief of the International Napoleonic Society. David has organized International Napoleonic Congresses in Italy, Israel, the Republic of Georgia, and France. He was the first American scholar to present a paper at the Borodino Conference in Russia. His awards include the Legion of Merit from the International Napoleonic Society, the President’s Medal from the Napoleonic Alliance, and the Marengo Medal from the province of Alessandria, Italy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8779 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764597981
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (4 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050C48JW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #645,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you are willing to know more about the man and the legacy this is the book to look for. For years I've tried to understand the complex politics and the flow of battles and campaigns surrounding Napoleonic times. This book is written in a funny way and although it is biased (the author really loves Napoleon) it is really well written and will give you not only the aspects of the life and times of Napoleon but of France and Europe as well.

If you want to know about the British prespective this is not the book for you. But if you want to have a good time and know a lot more than you knew about Napoleon don't miss it.

Written in the "dummies" style the book will allow you to skim or read, and to quickjump to other chapters without loosing the reading stream.
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At last, a fair and balanced view of the greatest man who ever lived.
A true version of history as opposed to the English view, which is determined to cast Napoleon as another Hitler.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Absolutely brilliant.
Highly recommended to anyone who wants to know about the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
Regarding the previous review, yes the author clearly admires Napoleon, but so would anyone who knows the truth.
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I bought this product for my Dad and he was very pleased with it. It is very clear and easy to follow. Good quality too!
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Very Happy with my order. It looks like a very interesting book. Lots of nice pictures and interesting facts about Napoleon. Looking forward to reading it soon.
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