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New York : Viking, 2001.
Physical Desc:
190 pages ; 20 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 10.4 - AR Pts: 10
The very name, Napoleon Bonaparte, still enthralls. Ever since this towering and terrible genius conquered Europe, he has been endlessly debated, compared, and made an icon. In Napoleon, the great dictator's energy and acumen are matched by those of his biographer, Paul Johnson, whose histories have been lauded as "fresh, readable, provocative . . . wise" (Los Angeles Times). Here Johnson profiles "the grandest possible refutation of those who hold that events are governed by forces, classes, economics, and geography rather than the powerful wills of men and women."

With masterly eloquence, Napoleon charts Bonaparte's career from the barren island of Corsica and his early training in Paris-he was a bold soldier with an uncanny gift for math, maps, and strategy-through high-profile victories in Italy, military dictatorship, and campaigns across Europe to his end on the forsaken isle of St. Helena. In Napoleon's insatiable hunger for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology, a brilliant opportunist and propagandist who fulfilled his ambition in the aftermath of the French Revolution. He interprets Napoleon's life in the trajectory of his times, revealing how his complex and violent legacy seeded totalitarian regimes in the twentieth century and sounds an alert to us in the twenty-first.
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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
944.05 JOH
Due Jun 28, 2023
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Level 10.4, 10 Points


General Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
General Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,10.4,10,75914.
APA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, P. (2001). Napoleon. New York, Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Paul, 1928-. 2001. Napoleon. New York, Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Paul, 1928-, Napoleon. New York, Viking, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Paul. Napoleon. New York, Viking, 2001.

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