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Napoleon by Paul Johnson
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May 02, 2006 | ISBN 9780143037453

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Praise for Napoleon by Paul Johnson:
“Paul Johnson . . . is a historian at the top his game. His judgments are sure. His historical range is sweeping. His storytelling is crisp and his writing elegant.”
The Baltimore Sun
“The selection of the venerable British historian . . . Paul Johnson to write on Napoleon . . . has turned out to be a wise one: Johnson is succinct, critical, and deeply skeptical of the Napoleonic legend.”
The Atlantic Monthly
“This is a jewel of a book; comprehensive, brief, and passionate.”
The Economist
“Johnson provides an excellent overview . . . [He] presents a concise appraisal of Napoleon’s career and a precise understanding of his enigmatic character.”
“[A] succinct yet lively biography . . . very readable and entertaining.”
The Washington Post

Table Of Contents


Chapter One: The Corsican Background

Chapter Two: Revolutionary, General, Consul, Emperor

Chapter Three: The Master of the Battlefield

Chapter Four: The Flawed and Fragile Empire

Chapter Five: The Graveyards of Europe

Chapter Six: Elba and Waterloo

Chapter Seven: The Long Good-bye

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