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Napoleon: His Life, His Battles, His Empire
Napoleon was a second lieutenant at 16, a brigadier general at 24, and ruler of France by 30. This stunning biography, enhanced with 180 illustrations, vividly chronicles his incredible rise, his legendary battles, his conquest of Europe, and his eventual fall. Twenty items of removable facsimile memorabilia--military orders, battlefield reports, political proclamations, ...more
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Andre Deutsch
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Feb 07, 2012 Sandra Strange rated it liked it
If you want a book with lots of great paintings and a fairly compact account of this historical figure's life and achievements, this is the book for you. (It also contains facsimiles of the historical documents connected with Napoleon, which won't help you much if you don't read handwritten French.) I especially liked the fact that Napoleon's life is divided into very small (3 pages, not very full, of text, each), with copious contemporary paintings as illustration and a sidebar in each section ...more