Napoleon: A Biography/Frank McLynn. Pimlico. Softcover. 1998. Out of print. Condition: Good, slight creasing to cover and light tanning to page edges. ISBN: 0712662472
Using contemporary maps and illustrations, this book traces Napoleon’s extraordinary career, beginning with his Corsican roots, through the years of the French Revolution and the military triumphs, to the coronation in 1804, ending with his ultimate defeat and imprisonment. He emerges as an even more fascinating character than previously imagined, both existential hero and plaything of fate, a great man and a deeply flawed human being.