The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte: Volume 1 – The Rise/Robert Asprey. Little, Brown & Company. Hardcover. First edition 2000. Out of Print. Condition: As new. ISBN 0316644692
Napoleon Bonaparte has been too often the victim of biographical revisionism that treats him either as a demi-god or as devil incarnate. In the first of this monumental two-volume biography, Robert Asprey has preferred to treat him as a human being, chronicling the beginning of this most extraordinary of lives, from his birth in 1769 to the historic Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, when he brilliantly defeated the Austro-Russian armies.
Based on years of research, Robert Asprey tells this remarkable tale with the even-handedness such a major historical figure deserves, presenting him as he was – a man dedicated to his vision of himself and his empire.
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