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Aphorisms

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Spurred by a lifelong fascination with the Great Emperor, Honoré de Balzac set himself the painstaking task of collecting Napoleon's most notable maxims from his public speeches and contemporary gazettes. Divided into four parts—covering social life, the military arts, the exercise of power, and the teachings of experience and misfortune—Napoleon's pithy pills of wisdom ra ...more
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Oneworld Classics (first published June 1977)
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Shelves: xixème, france, politique
En fait de manuel, c'est surtout une juxtaposition d'aphorismes de ce général qui sont malheureusement complètement détachées et de leur source et de leur contexte. Leur nombre donne néanmoins une idée du cynisme brutal mais aussi de la lucidité du personnage, ainsi que de l'inévitable corruption morale qu'induit la nécessité chez les hommes de pouvoir.
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Napoleon I (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, later Napoléon Bonaparte) was a French military and political leader who had significant impact on modern European history. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as Premier Consul of the French Republic, Empereur des Français, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.

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