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Napoleon : the path to power

Author: Philip G Dwyer
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At just thirty years of age, Napoleon Bonaparte ruled the most powerful country in Europe. But the journey that led him there was neither inevitable nor smooth. This authoritative biography focuses on the evolution of Napoleon as a leader and debunks many of the myths that are often repeated about him-sensational myths often propagated by Napoleon himself. Here, Philip Dwyer sheds new light on Napoleon's inner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dwyer, Philip.
Napoleon.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007935060
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Dwyer
ISBN: 1282353144 9781282353145 1282089560 9781282089563
OCLC Number: 406178749
Description: 1 online resource (651 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Maps --
A Note on the Use of Names --
Prologue: The Bridge at Arcola --
THE OUTSIDER, 1769-1792 --
1 The Pleasure of Recognition --
Imaginary Landscapes --
Carlo and Paoli --
'A Violent Enthusiasm for Liberty' --
The Choice --
A 'Vigorous and Rude' Education --
2 'You Will Be My Avenger' --
'A Sombre and Cantankerous Youth' --
Death of the Father --
A Corsican in France, a Frenchman in Corsica --
3 Corsica in Revolution --
An Island in Turmoil --
Working towards the Revolution --
The Return of the Babbo --
Denunciations --
4 Ambition Awakened --
The Republican --
'I wanted You to Be Free' --
The Easter Sunday Murders --
Buonaparte, Paris and the Revolution --
THE REVOLUTIONARY, 1792-1796 --
5 Disillusion --
Increasing Tensions --
The Expedition to Sardinia --
The Rupture --
'Perpetual Infamy' --
'It Is Better to Eat Than Be Eaten' --
6 The Jacobin --
Refugees --
The Situation in the Midi --
The Siege of Toulon --
'Ville Infame' --
Italy --
the First Plans --
7 Shifting Political Sands --
Arrest --
'My Tender Eugénie' --
Paris: The Decisive Months --
8 The Political Appointee --
General Vendémiaire --
'Seizing the Moon with His Teeth' --
'A Proud Cajoler' --
THE CONQUERING HERO, 1796-1798 --
9 Innovation --
First Impressions --
An Army of Brigands --
Defeating Piedmont --
'The Moral Force of Victory' --
10 Conquest and Pillage --
The Entry into Milan --
'I Thought Only of You' --
The Price of Liberty --
Lombardy in Revolt --
Liberting Italian Art --
'My Life is a Perpetual Nightmare' --
Castiglione --
11 Artists and Soldiers, Politics and Love --
Rebirth --
Arcola --
Exploiting Victory --
Love and Self-Pity --
Breaking Free --
Rivoli --
12 The Apprenticeship of Power --
Invading the Papal States --
'Turn Their Thoughts towards the Idea of Liberty' --
'Has the Rhine Been Crossed?' --
The Liberator of Italy --
The Veronese Easter --
The Court at Mombello --
13 Bonaparte the 'Italique' --
Defending 'Liberty and its Friends' --
Entering the Political Fray: The Coup of Fructidor --
'Drunk with Happiness' --
'A Pure and Great Giant of Glory' --
THE CIVILIZING HERO, 1798-1799 --
14 A Grandiose Exile --
The Decision --
The Philosopher General --
Moments of Doubt --
15 Confronting Egypt --
Toulon --
The Crossing --
Malta --
'Like Fish on the Plains of Saint-Denis' --
Sand, Melancholy and Suicide --
16 Conciliation and Terror: Governing Egypt --
Tearing Away the Veil --
Adapting --
Disaffection --
Distractions --
The Plague --
Repression --
17 Prisoner of his Conquest --
The Battle of the Nile --
The Revolt of Cairo --
The Decision to Invade Syria --
18 The Limits of Imagination --
'All Human Effort aganist Me is Useless' --
The Massacre at Jaffa --
Fear and Contagion --
The Siege of St John of Acre --
19 The End of the Dream --
Retreat and Revenge --
Aboukir: Defeat Atoned --
The Flight from Egypt --
SEIZING POWER, 1799 --
20 The Return of the Saviour --
Like an 'Electric Shock' --
'The Man Who Would Save France' --
France on the Eve of the Coup --
The 'Sword' Negotiating a Role --
The Plot --
21 The Coup as Farce --
The First Act --
The Second Act --
Denouement --
The Final Scene --
Epilogue --
In Search of the Saviour --
In Search of Bonaparte.
Responsibility: Philip Dwyer.

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"Enlightening. . . . An excellent read for the specialist of the French Revolution as well as the specialist in Bonapartism." Anne York, "The Historian"--Anne York "The Historian ""

 
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