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The Resource Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny, Michael Broers

Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny, Michael Broers

Label
Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny
Title
Napoleon
Title remainder
Soldier of Destiny
Statement of responsibility
Michael Broers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written with great energy and authority--and using the newly available personal archives of Napoleon himself--the first volume of a majestic two-part biography of the great French emperor and conqueror. All previous lives of Napoleon have relied more on the memoirs of others than on his own uncensored words. This is the first life of Napoleon, in any language, that makes full use of his newly released personal correspondence compiled by the Napoléon Foundation in Paris. All previous lives of Napoleon have relied more on the memoirs of others than on his own uncensored words. Michael Broers' biography draws on the thoughts of Napoleon himself as his incomparable life unfolded. It reveals a man of intense emotion, but also of iron self-discipline; of acute intelligence and immeasurable energy. Tracing his life from its dangerous Corsican roots, through his rejection of his early identity, and the dangerous military encounters of his early career, it tells the story of the sheer determination, ruthlessness, and careful calculation that won him the precarious mastery of Europe by 1807. After the epic battles of Austerlitz, Jena and Friedland, France was the dominant land power on the continent. Here is the first biography of Napoleon in which this brilliant, violent leader is evoked to give the reader a full, dramatic, and all-encompassing portrait."--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NYP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broers, Michael
Dewey number
  • 944.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC203
LC item number
.B878 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • France
  • France
  • Kings and rulers
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny, Michael Broers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Maps -- List of Plates -- Introduction: The Force of Destiny -- Life on the Edge -- France: A Dangerous Place -- The Conquest of Italy -- The Cisalpine Republic -- Wider Lessons -- In a Sinister Fog -- The Perils of Office -- Taking Power -- The Great Reforms -- Into the Bright Sun -- Towards Empire -- War with Britain -- The Creation of a Masterpiece -- Emergence of the Third Coalition -- The Leap in the Dark: Autumn 1805 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn921852776
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
585 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605988726
Lccn
2016303202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605988726
  • (OCoLC)921852776
Label
Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny, Michael Broers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Maps -- List of Plates -- Introduction: The Force of Destiny -- Life on the Edge -- France: A Dangerous Place -- The Conquest of Italy -- The Cisalpine Republic -- Wider Lessons -- In a Sinister Fog -- The Perils of Office -- Taking Power -- The Great Reforms -- Into the Bright Sun -- Towards Empire -- War with Britain -- The Creation of a Masterpiece -- Emergence of the Third Coalition -- The Leap in the Dark: Autumn 1805 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn921852776
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
585 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605988726
Lccn
2016303202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605988726
  • (OCoLC)921852776

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