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Napoleon : the path to power, 1769-1799

Author: Philip G Dwyer
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe: from his Corsican origins to his French education, from his melancholy youth to his involvement in Corsican political faction-fighting during the Revolution, and from his flirtation with the radicals of the French Revolution to his first military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
History
Biography
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Frankreich Kaiser; Ludwig, Frankreich König; Kaiser I ) Napoleon (Frankreich; König XVI ) Ludwig (Frankreich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Dwyer
ISBN: 9780747574903 0747574901 9780747586357 0747586357
OCLC Number: 84996937
Awards: Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Non-Fiction 2008
Description: 651 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the bridge at Arcola --
The outsider, 1769-1792: The pleasure of recognition ; 'You will be my avenger' ; Corsica in revolution ; Ambition awakened --
The revolutionary, 1792-1796: Disillusion ; The Jacobin ; Shifting political sands ; The political appointee --
The conquering hero, 1796-1798: Innovation ; Conquest and pillage ; Artists and soldiers, politics and love ; The apprenticeship of power ; Bonaparte the 'Italique' --
The civilizing hero, 1798-1799: A grandiose exile ; Confronting Egypt ; Conciliation and terror : governing Egypt ; Prisoner of his conquest ; The limits of imagination ; The end of the dream --
Seizing power, 1799: The return of the saviour ; The coup as farce.
Other Titles: Path to power, 1769-1799
Responsibility: Philip Dwyer.

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Examines the evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe. This book discusses the darker aspects of Napoleon's  Read more...

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