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Napoleon

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With a new introduction by Andrew Roberts.

'A penetrating interpretation...No one with a serious interest in the Napoleonic period can afford to ignore it. ' - Times Literary Supplement

Whether viewed as an inspired leader or obsessed tyrant, Napoleon has divided opinion for over 200 years. Few individuals have left such a mark on history. Georges Lefebvre's classic work, pu
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ebook, 616 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Routledge (first published 1936)
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May 26, 2013 John Tarttelin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BOOK REVIEW: NAPOLEON by GEORGES LEFEBVRE

Although Lefebvre was a Marxist historian writing in 1935-1936, his book is nevertheless the 'Great Man' type of work that the Marxist school were very much against. He wrote while Hitler was in power in Germany and there are conscious and subconscious allusions to the dictator throughout this book. He uses the Nietzschean phrase 'the will to power' several times in reference to Napoleon as if it was simply Napoleon's unbridled ego that led to the many wa
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Georges Lefebvre was a French historian, best known for his work on the French Revolution and peasant life.
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