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Napoleon Bonaparte (Makers of History #30)

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Large Format for easy reading. Historical biography of the French Civil War General and First Consul of the French Republic from the 19th Century writer and historian.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published January 16th 2006 by Dodo Press (first published 1855)
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Feb 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, nook-book
This book is a very short history of Napoleon’s rise to power. Napoleon led the French Army into incredible victories over Austria, Italy and Egypt. As he was doing this France was in the mists of their Revolution 1789-1799. Napoleon returned to France in 1797 as a hero and looked to, by many, to stop the terrible violence that was taken place in France at the time
So, Napoleon organizes a coup d’état overthrowing France’s incompetent bicameral legislature by going to the France’s House of Elders
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written and eloquent history of Napoleon, Abbott defends the noble spirit of Napoleon in the face of countess ego-centric british historians at the time.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, e-book, non-fiction
“Frenchmen! You have been anxious for peace. Your government has desired it with still greater ardor. Its first efforts, its most constant wishes, have been for its attainment. The English ministry has exposed the secret of its iniquitous policy. It wishes to dismember France, to destroy its commerce, and wither to erase it from the map of Europe, or to degrade it to a secondary power. England is willing to embroil all the nations of the continent in hostility with each other, that she may enric ...more
Alok Pepakayala
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it
First ever history book I read and it was hanging between a good book in prose and history and thus trying to make strokes of oil paint on pencil sketches. The incredible detail in some sentences, thick with french origin words will make you like what you read few times but the rest of the times its just a speed bump with a trip to the dictionary. I had supplemented this book with many youtube videos and wikipedia articles to have the full comprehension, I strongly recommend anyone reading this ...more
Disappointing. Read the e-book version from Project Gutenberg. There were missing pages and quite a few errors, including floating commas and spelling mistakes. I thought that the description of Napoleon's character verged on the fanatical. He could do no wrong! It seemed to be a very biased version of his life. However I did read the book completely. It covered a brief part of his life, from General to Emperor, up to c1801. Interesting, nevertheless.
Doreen Petersen
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This was a really nice read about Napoleon's build up to power as the Emperor of France. Would definitely recommend to all.
Nicholas Maulucci
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
ummm...boring. French history is a voluntary weakness of mine. made it through the litany of French names and places though. Napoleon seemed like a half descent fellow. recommended for nobody.
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