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Napoleon, a short biography

by Johnston, R. M.

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Published by R. S. Barnes in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical note: p. 11-13.

    Statementby R. M. Johnston.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC203 .J73
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii p., 1 l., 248 p. incl. front.
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6938322M
    LC Control Number04007562
    OCLC/WorldCa3641427

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      , when Napoleon, one of the sixty pupils maintained at the expense of the State, was passed on to the Military School of Paris. The friends again met in and in , when Napoleon was hanging about Paris, and when Bourrienne looked on the vague dreams of his old schoolmate as only so much folly. In , as.   Book reviews roundup: Napoleon the Great, Funny Girl and Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Found In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars, .


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If this book is anything to go by, Broers is well on the way to producing the finest biography of Napoleon yet written, a wonderful amalgam of deep knowledge, elegant prose and compelling argument. First of all, this is a short introductionary biography, much like the Edison book, so in my opinion it is a great must-read for absolutely everyone.

Napoleon Bonaparte was French political and military leader and probably one of the most iconic and interesting historical figures/5(). In short, balanced - but perhaps not in the right way.

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Personally, I think that psychoanalysis is by: 9. Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica in His family had received French nobility status when France made Corsica a province in that year, and Napoleon was sent to France in to study at the Royal Military School in Brienne.

Napoleon I, French general, first consul (–), and emperor (–/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He revolutionized military organization and training; sponsored the Napoleonic Code, the prototype of later civil-law codes; and reorganized education.

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