The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte: Volume 2 – The Fall/Robert Asprey. Little, Brown & Company. Hardcover. First edition 2001. Out of Print. Condition: As new. ISBN 0316855480
Napoleon’s military career presents a surprising paradox. His genius at tactical manoeuvring was dazzling, and if he were to be judged only by that, he might perhaps be considered the greatest general of all time. In the field of grand strategy, however, he was prone to making gross blunders, such as the invasion of Egypt and Russia.
This second volume of Robert Asprey’s long-awaited biography takes Napoleon from the zenith of his powers to their nadir, and brilliantly places him in his full military context.