RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 427257 LA English T1 Napoléon A1 Ludwig, Emil,, Paul, Eden,, Paul, Cedar,, PB Boni & Liveright PP New York, N.Y. YR 1926 AB Using his unique ability to analyze character so admirably, Ludwig has presented a biography of Napoleon I, that concentrates less on the battles and more on the man: his inner history, intellect, self confidence, energy, imaginative power, clarity of thought, and natural dignity. The time line of this book is from Napoleon's birth in 1769 and to his death in 1821. Along his life's journey he became a uniquely talented man, a great soldier, and a great leader. It covers his heights of power and success: men and country followed him unconditionally, great kingdoms fell before him, and he became emperor. It also includes his extraordinary failings: the damaging French invasion of Russia, abdication, exile, defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, island confinement and his ultimate death.