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Inhaltsangabe: 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.
As Napoleon?s obsession with his family surfaces and his conviction that every man has his price, the emperor emerges as a figure closer to a modern Mafia godfather than a visionary European. In this work, McLynn brings the reader, as never before, closer to understanding the much mythologized Napoleon.
Rezension: 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
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001471084
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Napoleon This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780224040723
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Napoleon This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780224040723
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd 20/11/1997, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780224040723
Buchbeschreibung JONATHAN CAPE, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. 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 Jonathan Cape, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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 Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. FIRST EDITION 2nd printing with dust jacket page 589 slightly loose - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000055116
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