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IN THE WORDS OF NAPOLEON

Editor) R M Johnston and Philip Haythornthwaite

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ISBN 10: 1853674834 / ISBN 13: 9781853674839
Editore: Greenhill Books
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(Subject: European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars) This startling insight into the Emperor's life and deeds is derived almost entirely from his extensive correspondence, other writings and reported speeches. Precise translations of Napoleon's own words are used to provide a unique glimpse into the major events of the era. Napoleonic expert, Philip Haythornthwaite, provides biographical details of the key personalities and places each year of the diary in context with valuable background information (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Greenhill Books) (ISBN: 9781853674839) (Pagination: 416pp) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX. Codice inventario libreria 31091-01

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Titolo: IN THE WORDS OF NAPOLEON

Casa editrice: Greenhill Books

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In the Words of the Emperor is a startling insight into the life and deeds of Napoleon. Derived from Napoleon's extensive correspondence and his other writings and recorded speech, this valuable compilation acts as a diary or journal encompassing the whole of the emperor's life. Napoleon's own words as recorded on a particular day are set down as entries', and these offer a unique glimpse into the major events of the Napoleonic period. The diary reveals Napoleon's thoughts and actions as his great life unfolded, and throw light on his attitudes to war, politics and the many varied personalities who surrounded or opposed him. As entries appear on an almost daily basis, the reader has the opportunity to trace the surging course of events as they happened, and to follow the rise and fall of the French emperor. Philip Haythornthwaite has provided a fascinating Introduction which looks at Napoleon's writings and details the emperor's capacity for unremitting labor.

About the Author:

Philip Haythornthwaite is a respected authority on the British Army of the Napoleonic period, and the author of, among others, The Napoleonic Source Book and The Armies of Wellington. R. M. Johnston was a Napoleonic scholar and author of The Napoleonic Empire in Southern Italy.

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