Napoleon the Great

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Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241019192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

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From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today. It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous. Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (winner, the Wolfson Prize for History); Masters and Commanders; and The Storm of War, which reached No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph.

1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

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Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

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Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon

The New Penguin History of France

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Author: Colin Jones

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937203

Category: History

Page: 688

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There can be few more mesmerising historical narratives than the story of how the dazzlingly confident and secure monarchy Louis XIV, 'the Sun King', left to his successors in 1715 became the discredited, debt-ridden failure toppled by Revolution in1789. The further story of the bloody unravelling of the Revolution until its seizure by Napoleon is equally astounding. Colin Jones' brilliant new book is the first in 40 years to describe the whole period. Jones' key point in this gripping narrative is that France was NOT doomed to Revolution and that the 'ancien regime' DID remain dynamic and innovatory, twisting and turning until finally stoven in by the intolerable costs and humiliation of its wars with Britain.

The Great Shadow and Other Napoleon

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457655830

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"The Great Shadow and other Napoleonic Tales", is an Action & Adventure novel published in 1892. The novel takes place in the Napoleonic era on the English-Scottish border city called West Inch. The Great Shadow refers to the Napoleon’s influence and his reputation that forms a shadow over West Inch.

Napoleon in der Karikatur: "Tiddy-Doll, the great French Gingerbread-Baker" und "Der Rheinische Courier"

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Author: Sebastian Richter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656488347

Category: History

Page: 15

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - Deutschland - Neuere Geschichte, Note: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Vom Erhabenen zum Lächerlichen ist es nur ein Schritt“, sagte Napoleon Bonaparte einmal vorausschauend. Diese Äußerung Napoleons hat durchaus wahre Züge in sich und erscheint nicht zuletzt unter Betrachtung der beiden Karikaturen, mit welchen ich mich in dieser Arbeit auseinandersetzen werde, interessant. Napoleon, welcher Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts über beinahe ganz Europa herrschte, bestimmte in dieser Zeit auch die Arbeiten vieler Karikaturisten maßgeblich. Zwischen den Jahren 1797 und 1815 wurden allein über 2000 Karikaturen veröffentlicht, die Napoleon in den Fokus des Betrachters rückten. Das man Napoleon in diesen Karikaturen oft sehr kritisch gegenübertrat, er sogar teilweise verspottet wurde, kann anhand zweier sehr bekannter Napoleon Karikaturen im Laufe dieser Arbeit gezeigt werden. Bei den beiden Karikaturen handelt es sich um „Tiddy-Doll – the great French Gingerbread-Baker“ und „ Der Rheinische Courier“. Beide Karikaturen stellen Napoleon in den Mittelpunkt und spielen gleichzeitig auf eine bestimmte historische Situation an. Für das Verständnis der Karikaturen ist es also unerlässlich auch auf den historischen Hintergrund einzugehen. Neben diesem historischen Hintergrund spielt natürlich auch die Art und Weise der Darstellung Napoleons eine entscheidende Rolle. Mit Sicherheit hat der Karikaturist mit seiner Darstellung Napoleons ja ein gewisses Ziel verfolgt. In gewisser Weise versucht der Karikaturist bei der Darstellung auch seine persönliche Meinung kundzutun. Was dies für eine Meinung ist und wo diese Meinung herrührt scheint eine weitere interessante Frage für diese Arbeit zu sein. Da die Karikaturisten Napoleon in unterschiedlichen historischen Situationen zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten darstellen scheint des Weiteren eine vergleichende Betrachtung beider Karikaturen als besonders interessant.

From Louis XIV to Napoleon

The Fate of a Great Power

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Author: Professor Jeremy Black,Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135357641

Category: History

Page: 304

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Much of the period 1661-1815 appeared to be the age of France. France was the greatest power in Western Europe in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and Louis XIV and Napoleon seemed to dominate their periods. yet when Louis XIV died in 1715, and again after Napoleon's attempt to resume power was defeated at Waterloo a century later, France appeared as a waning power. This failure in Europe was matched on the world scale. France was overtaken by Britain in the struggle for maritime predominance, and ended the period with her empire in ruins. From Louis XIV to Napoleon is a scholarly yet accessible account which considers why France was not more successful and throws light on French history, international relations, warfare and the rise and fall of French power.

Napoleon and Wellington

The Battle of Waterloo- and the Great Commanders who Fought it

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Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743228324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Explores the relationship between the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington prior to and in the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, the most decisive battle of the nineteenth century.

Napoleon the Little

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Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775452794

Category: History

Page: 275

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This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence on Jersey, an island under British rule. Readers who like their history with a stiff dose of wit will be well pleased.

Napoleon I. - Tagebuch von St. Helena

Zweiter Band

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Author: Emmanuel Augustin Dieudonné de Las Cases

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925039657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Citizen Emperor

Napoleon in Power

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Author: Philip Dwyer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300190662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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In this second volume of Philip Dwyer’s authoritative biography on one of history’s most enthralling leaders, Napoleon, now 30, takes his position as head of the French state after the 1799 coup. Dwyer explores the young leader’s reign, complete with mistakes, wrong turns, and pitfalls, and reveals the great lengths to which Napoleon goes in the effort to fashion his image as legitimate and patriarchal ruler of the new nation. 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. Dwyer reveals Napoleon’s darker sides—his brooding obsessions and propensity for violence—as well as his passionate nature: his loves, his ability to inspire, and his capacity for realizing his visionary ideas. In an insightful analysis of Napoleon as one of the first truly modern politicians, the author discusses how the persuasive and forward-thinking leader skillfully fashioned the image of himself that persists in legends that surround him to this day.

Napoleon on the Art of War

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Author: Jay Luvaas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743216849

Category: History

Page: 208

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Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author of none. Until now. The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books, but he was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive, and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. From them, military historian Jay Luvaas has wrought a seamless whole. Luvaas has spent decades culling, editing, and arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result. Napoleon speaks without interruption in a work that will forever change the way we view him. Luvaas covers every subject Napoleon wrote about, from the need for preparation -- "Simply gathering men together does not produce real soldiers; drill, instruction, and skill is what makes real soldiers." -- to the essence of victory -- "To win is not enough: It is necessary to profit from success." On education, leadership, strategy and history, Napoleon speaks with an authority unique to those who have ruled a continent. In these pages lies the wisdom of a giant who knew life's greatest achievements and its lowest lows: triumph and conquest, exile and disgrace. Whether you are a student of military strategy or a business professional eager to learn from the greatest manager of personnel that the world has ever known, Napoleon on the Art of War has something for you. From the specifies of Napoleon's use of cavalry and unique reliance upon artillery to an all-encompassing vision of life from a man of supreme confidence and success, you'll find it here. This is the only straightforward explanation of Napoleon's campaigns and philosophy by the man himself.

Napoleon Against Great Odds

The Emperor and the Defenders of France, 1814

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Author: Ralph Ashby

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381909

Category: History

Page: 230

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This revisionist history offers a fresh analysis of Napoleon and the French army as they defended their empire against the massive Coalition invasion of 1814. * 20 drawings, engravings, and paintings, primarily from the 19th century * Maps depicting the invasion of France, Napoleon's 1814 campaign, and the Battle for Paris * Charts and tables examining some of the French regiments, including information regarding age, physical size, and civilian occupations of recruits * A bibliography of general works, monographs, and archival sources

France and the Great War

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Author: Leonard V. Smith,Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau,Annette Becker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521666312

Category: History

Page: 202

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France and the Great War tells the story of how the French community embarked upon, sustained, and in some ways prevailed in the Great War. In this 2003 book, Leonard Smith and his co-authors synthesize many years of scholarship, examining the origins of the war from a diplomatic and military viewpoint, before shifting their emphasis to socio-cultural and economic history when discussing the civilian and military war culture. They look at the 'total' mobilization of the French national community, as well as the military and civilian crises of 1917, and the ambiguous victory of 1918. The book concludes by revealing how traces of the Great War can still be found in the political and cultural life of the French national community. This lively, accessible and engaging book will be of enormous value to students of the Great War.