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Napoleon: The Sun of Austerlitz (Napoleon #2)

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Napoleon is thirty years old in November 1799, and about to lead France into a new century as First Consul. At Notre Dame in five years he will be crowned Emperor of France, and Josephine his Empress. In this brilliant combination of history and imagination, Max Gallo takes us from the first day after Napoleon's successful coup through to the thrilling height of his empire ...more
Paperback, 523 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Macmillan UK (first published 1997)
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Doug Allen
May 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Pretty good . . . I enjoy the inside view of Napoleon's mind, but it's kind of bizarre to read a psuedo-biography this way. I read another Napoleon biography (Napoleon) and I'm really struggling a bit with the two portrayals. This could happen in any pair of biographies, true, but I think it's a little harder to tease out interpretations of source material when you're not sure what is based on actual Napoleon quotes and what is based on Max Gallo's creativity.
Paul
Apr 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Maybe it lost something in translation, but I've had more fun cleaning up puppy poo on a dog walk. Got 1/2 way through and was so bored of the name dropping and a man whose personality was as deep as a shallow puddle ... couldn't make myself read any more (maybe I will try again in the future)
Andreas Michaelides
A nice book, presents the life of one of the most famous men in Europe’s history, highly recommended.
Kerry Cameron
May 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Very dry and date focused.
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Jkgovert
History but in novel form, my favorite type of book. Loved it.
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Max Gallo was a French writer, historian and politician.

The son of Italian immigrants, Max Gallo's early career was in journalism. At the time he was a Communist (until 1956). In 1974, he joined the Socialist Party. On April 26, 2007, the French Academy recorded his candidacy for its Seat 24, formerly held by the late Jean-François Revel. He was elected to the French Academy on 31 May 2007.
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