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The Resource Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts

Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts

Label
Napoleon : a life
Title
Napoleon
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts's Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon's sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians. - https://www.andrew-roberts.net/books/napoleon-a-life/
  • " ... The first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation"--Jacket
Awards note
Winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014, Los Angeles Times Biography Prize 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Andrew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • Emperors
  • France
  • France
  • Empereurs
  • France
  • Emperors
  • France
Label
Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 859-888) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Egypt
  • Acre
  • Brumaire
  • Mastery.
  • Consul
  • Marengo
  • Lawgiver
  • Plots
  • Amiens
  • Coronation
  • Introduction
  • Austerlitz
  • Jena
  • Blockades
  • Tilsit
  • Iberia
  • Wagram
  • Zenith
  • Denouement.
  • Russia
  • Trapped
  • Rise.
  • Retreat
  • Resilience
  • Leipzig
  • Defiance
  • Elba
  • Waterloo
  • St Helena
  • Corsica
  • Revolution
  • Desire
  • Italy
  • Victory
  • Peace
Control code
870919615
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xli, 926 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143127857
Lccn
2013497791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651, 655
Other control number
  • 99960445875
  • 40024237516
  • 99963913816
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)870919615
Label
Napoleon : a life, Andrew Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 859-888) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Egypt
  • Acre
  • Brumaire
  • Mastery.
  • Consul
  • Marengo
  • Lawgiver
  • Plots
  • Amiens
  • Coronation
  • Introduction
  • Austerlitz
  • Jena
  • Blockades
  • Tilsit
  • Iberia
  • Wagram
  • Zenith
  • Denouement.
  • Russia
  • Trapped
  • Rise.
  • Retreat
  • Resilience
  • Leipzig
  • Defiance
  • Elba
  • Waterloo
  • St Helena
  • Corsica
  • Revolution
  • Desire
  • Italy
  • Victory
  • Peace
Control code
870919615
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xli, 926 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143127857
Lccn
2013497791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651, 655
Other control number
  • 99960445875
  • 40024237516
  • 99963913816
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)870919615

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