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Napoleon (Paperback)

Author:  Paul Johnson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143037455
ISBN-13: 9780143037453
Sku: 202160893
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  190
Age Range:  22 to UP
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An acclaimed historian turns his sights on Napoleon, casting his towering life in a new light, from his early displays of military genius through his lust for power and his eventual defeat at Waterloo and exile on St. Helena. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. *Author: Johnson, Paul *Publication Date: 2006/05/02 *Number of Pages: 190 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.00
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An acclaimed historian turns his sights on Napoleon, casting his towering life in a new light, from his early displays of military genius through his lust for power and his eventual defeat at Waterloo and exile on St. Helena.A bestselling historianÂ's vigorous and searching biography of the towering figure who cast his shadow over two centuries || In an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe. Following Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson examines the origins of his ferocious ambition. In NapoleonÂ's quest for power, he sees a realist unfettered by loyalty or ideology; in his violent legacy, a model for the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Napoleon is dramatic testimony to a single individualÂ's ability to work his will on history.
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In this brief life, acclaimed historian Paul Johnson charts Napoleon's rise as a military genius, and shows how this ambitious leader became a ruthless dictator following the French Revolution. Johnson sees Napoleon as having sown the seeds of the totalitarianism that was to come later in Europe.
Author Bio
Paul Johnson
Paul Bade Johnson grew up in Northwestern England, attending a Catholic school where he studied classical languages and played a number of sports. He received his B.A. in history from Magdalen College, Oxford University, before embarking on a career as a journalist and freelance writer. Johnson held a number of editorial posts at the leftist New Statesman (London) from 1955 to 1970. He has contributed numerous essays, columns, and book reviews to such publications as the National Review, the New Republic, The American Spectator, the Spectator, and Commentary. Previously active in Britain's Labour Party, Johnson shifted his loyalties to the Conservatives in a bold move in 1977. He has written epic histories of the modern world, of Christianity and Judaism, profiles of British cathedrals and castles, biographies, and his journalistic pieces have touched on politics, the media, popular culture, and more. He has written or edited over three dozen books, including the bestselling MODERN TIMES: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (1983).

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Atlantic Monthly
"Johnson is succinct, critical, and deeply skeptical of the Napoleon legend." - Brooke Allen Julky/August 2002
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0190
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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