"Napoleon: Lessons for Today's Leaders" - Andrew Roberts
Recommenced best book about Napoleon Bonaparte
On July 22, , a week after the storming of the Bastille in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte wrote to his older brother, Joseph, that there was nothing much to worry about. In a month. By the time he was crowned emperor on Dec. It requires a mastery of fortune, and a willingness to be ruthless when necessary. Such views went hand in hand with the grand visions of politics outlined in the ancient histories and biographies Napoleon revered as a young man. His strategy always included dashing off thousands of letters and plans, in a personal regime calling for little sleep, much haste and a penchant for being read to while taking baths so as not to waste even a minute. Yet when his longtime collaborator but fair-weather political friend, the diplomat Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, suggested that Napoleon try to make those he conquered learn to love France, Napoleon replied that this was an irrelevance.
Lists It Appears On:. This book brings a highly eventful period of European history to life, chrinicling the battles, campaigns and skirmishes of the conflict and the political triumphs and declines of the combatant forces. Covering the changes experienced by the armies over the period, the author details the organization, infantry, cavalry, and artillery of each. With stunning original artwork of the often glorious uniforms worn into battle, period illustrations or the equipment used, and photographs, this is a beautiful and in-depth study of the armies that fought in the Napoleonic campaigns. Concealing his defeats, exaggerating his victories, never hesitating to blame others for his own failings, Napoleon is ruthless in his ambition for power. Following Napoleon from Paris to his successful campaigns in Italy and Austria, to the disastrous invasion of Russia, and finally to the war against the Sixth Coalition that would end his reign in Europe, the book looks not only at these events but at the character of the man behind them.
The 200+ Additional Best Napoleonic War Books
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From to one of history's greatest generals dominated Europe; his name was Napoleon Bonaparte. The wars which bear his name have captivated the world ever since, and there is a large range of literature available; the following is our selection. Due to the interest one profound event in Napoleon's life, we have a completely separate selection of literature dedicated just to the Battle of Waterloo. Widely proclaimed as the best single volume work on the Napoleonic Wars, David Chandler's large book is easily the top pick. Maintaining an easy to read style across a detailed examination of the battles, tactics, and events, the book contains a wealth of information. However, I would suggest reading this with a suitable atlas handy see below , and sheer size may make the book unsuitable for some. This is much shorter than Chandler and a perfect introductory work that will explain the conflict very well.