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“A brilliant biography which will surely become a classic life of Napoleon.”—The Times [London]Author McLynn explores the Promethean legend from his Corsican roots, through the chaotic years of the French Revolution and his extraordinary military triumphs, to the coronation in 1804, to his fatal decision in 1812 to add Russia to his seemingly endless conquests, and his ultimate defeat, imprisonment, and death in Saint Helena. McLynn aptly reveals the extent to which Napoleon was both existential hero and plaything of fate, mathematician and mystic, intellectual giant and moral pygmy, great man and deeply flawed human being.
Review: Napoleon Bonaparte was a bully, rude and insulting. Women did not like him. But even so, writes Frank McLynn, "he had an amazing ability to sway other men to his purposes," which earned him one of the greatest empires Europe had ever known. McLynn, a noted biographer of difficult personalities, gives us a many-sided Napoleon: the shrewd strategist, the intolerant prude, the scrappy fighter, the charismatic leader, the sadist. ("He liked to strike people of both sexes, to slap them, pull their hair, pinch their ears and tweak their noses.") He nonetheless managed to extend French rule to the gates of Moscow. Why, then, was he so resoundingly defeated? McLynn argues that, among other things, Napoleon was not ruthless enough in dealing with the "endless list of ingrates" that surrounded him.
McLynn's book has several virtues, and readers interested in Napoleon's brief but brilliant career will want to have a look. --Gregory McNamee
Verlag: JONATHAN CAPE
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Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FPS0224040723VG
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2674273
Buchbeschreibung JONATHAN CAPE, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP16690864
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002045402
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 739pp. B/w illus. Paperback. Corners sl. creased. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 110732
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape. (Subject: European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars) No dustjacket, black boards with some white marks on front and rear. Tracing Napoleon's extraordinary career, the author examines the Legend from the Corsican roots, through the years of the French Revolution and military triumphs, to the coronation in 1804 and ultimate defeat and imprisonment. Napoleon, the man, emerges as an even more fascinating character than previously imagined, and McLynn brilliantly reveals the extent to which he was both existential hero and plaything of Fate; mathematician and mystic; intellectual giant and moral pygmy; Great Man and deeply flawed human being. (Published: 1997) (Publisher: Jonathan Cape) (ISBN: 0224040723) (Pagination: 739pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 37172-01
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1997. 0224040723, 1997. 1st edn 1st printing. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered black cloth (VG), dustwrapper (VG in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. 739, illus with b&w plates and maps (no inscriptions). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 91686
Buchbeschreibung JONATHAN CAPE, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 0224040723 A lovely copy in very good+ condition in a very good+ dust jacket. No inscriptions. Just some very light shelfwear at top and bottom of spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B01040568
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. A hardback First Edition in Very Good or better condition, in a Very Good dustjacket with slight wear to top psine and small chip at lower rear edge. This book is in stock now, in our UK premises. Photos of most of our books are available - please ask, as dustjacket and cover illustrations vary, and unless the accompanying image is marked 'Bookseller Image', it is an Abebooks Stock Image, NOT our own. Overseas buyers also note that shipping rates apply to packets of 750g and under, and should the packed weight of an item exceed this we reserve the right to ship via 'Economy', or request extra postage prior to fulfilling the order, or cancel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000084921
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Publisher's original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean, near fine condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 739pp. Just a slight weakness to the binding at the end of the book, between p.738-739. Binding holds firm. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge for posting to UK islands and Northern Ireland; significant surcharge for delivery overseas - all destinations; NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. A discount is available for collection from our shop premises - please enquire. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 304802