"The historian Andrew Robert gives us a terrific new biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. He documents the rise and fall of a man who rivals Julius Caesar as a gifted military tactician, politician and statesman. Napoleon is the ultimate self-made man, actually more Italian than French who rose to the apex of French political life and then lost it all by miscalculation and a love of war.
Roberts describes how Napoleon's ambition finally deserted him upon the oceans of the world, the snows of Russia and the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula. the author also explains how England, his most constant foe and mistress of the seas checked Napoleon by constructing and financing no less than seven consecutive coalitions of European states. He goes ton to explain how almost all Europe came together to bring an end to the Napoleonic Empire, only stitched together by bayonets.
Today Napoleon's renown lives on and in his new book Andrew Roberts has found a most compelling way to tell the story of that extraordinary life to modern readers."
- Jeff Williams
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