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Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life
Alan Schom
0060929588
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
You won't come away from this energetic biography thinking much of the French emperor either as a man or as a general. Historian Alan Schom depicts Napoleon (1769-1821) as a cold-hearted manipulator: Schom's blistering accounts of the 1798-99 Egyptian campaign and the disastrous 1812 retreat from Russia show the French army decimated due to its leader's failure to inform himself about the lands he was invading or to properly plan for provisioning his troops. The fun of this book comes from vigorous prose that vividly evokes Bonaparte's titanic personality and the colorful band of schemers surrounding him. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Until now, there has been no comprehensive, one-volume biography on Napoleon. This book ably fills...


Napoleon's Art of War (Library of Essential Reading Series)
G. C. D'Aguilar
0760773564
December 2005
Paperback
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The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
Robert B. Asprey
0465048811
October 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Asprey, a former marine officer and military historian (Frederick the Great), has produced the first volume of a new two-volume biography of a man who was not only one of the greatest generals in history, but also instrumental in the formation of modern Europe. Covering the period from Napoleon's birth in 1769 to his brilliant victory at Austerlitz in 1805, Asprey charts his subject's rise through military school and his path through the treacherous byways of the French Revolution. Though there is a tendency in the earlier portions of this book to reduce the Revolution to a reign of terror, making it difficult to explain why Napoleon would have been such a fervent follower of the radical Jacobins, Asprey generally provides clear explanations of the political environment in which Napoleon acted. The story of the...


Napoleon Bonaparte and Imperial France
Miriam Greenblatt
0761418377
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives Series)
Edmund Morris
0060759747
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This addition to the Eminent Lives Series by Pulitzer-winning biographer Morris (Theodore Rex; Dutch) does not disappoint. The author provides a close analysis of only one cantata, the early (written at 19) and relatively obscure Joseph II, but leaves no doubt he could easily do the same for the more radical and magisterial works, which are "bothersome to orthodox opinion" about Beethoven's time, were the ground not so well trodden. Outsize in talent, Beethoven was a difficult, ugly little man, uncomfortable with women (Immortal Beloved and a certain amount of "groupie" attention notwithstanding, he seems never to have had a successful romantic relationship), snobbish and a raving egotist. His seven-year legal battle with his sister-in-law over custody of her son assumed "manic proportions" and set him "drifting...


Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Part 1
William Milligan Sloan
0766139425
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1894. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766139433, 0766139441, 076613945X. Volume 1 of 4. An investigation into the truth behind the life and man. The author claims to be an independent investigator in some of the most important portions of the field he covers. His researches have extended over many years and he was able to use original materials never before viewed by the public. He has also taken material from published monographs and technical journals, sifted the fact from the fiction, and presents the same in these works. Beautifully illustrated.


Napoleon on Project Management: Timeless Lessons in Planning, Execution, and Leadership
Jerry Manas
078521285X
April 2006
Hardcover
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Kirkus Reviews, January 2006
"Manas does an excellent job of keeping his advice relevant . . . The ultimate case study in effective project management."

Book Description

What is it about Napoleon Bonaparte that has led recognized leaders such as General George S. Patton to study his principles-and countless books on management and leadership to quote his maxims? What lessons can today's project managers and leaders learn from Napoleon's successes and failures?

Napoleon on Project Management explores the key principles behind Napoleon's successes, the triggers that led to his downfall, and the lessons to be learned from his ultimate demise-and applies these lessons to modern-day project management and leadership at all levels.



Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Part 2
William Milligan Sloan
0766139433
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1894. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766139425, 0766139441, 076613945X. Volume 2 of 4. An investigation into the truth behind the life and man. The author claims to be an independent investigator in some of the most important portions of the field he covers. His researches have extended over many years and he was able to use original materials never before viewed by the public. He has also taken material from published monographs and technical journals, sifted the fact from the fiction, and presents the same in these works. Beautifully illustrated.


Napoleon Bonaparte
Raymond Obstfeld
0737704225
January 2001
Paperback
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Review
Booklist : "An annotated table of contents, discussion questions, a chronology, and a reading list add to each book's value, but it is the diversity of the source materials that will make books in the series particularly useful."
-- Booklist (April 2000)
School Library Journal : "Introductory biographical information is followed by excerpts from the writings of contemporary and ancient historians and biographers and literary critics."
-- School Library Journal (March 2001)
School Library Journal : "Both layout and organization contribute to the book's accessibility. An indispensible resource for those engaged in research or study."
-- School Library Journal (September 2000)
KLIATT : "The mixed focus on the personal life and public issues and controversies is effectively...


Napoleon Bonaparte
Elaine Landau
0822534207
March 2006
Hardcover
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Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Part 3
William Milligan Sloan
0766139441
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1894. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766139425, 0766139433, 076613945X. Volume 3 of 4. An investigation into the truth behind the life and man. The author claims to be an independent investigator in some of the most important portions of the field he covers. His researches have extended over many years and he was able to use original materials never before viewed by the public. He has also taken material from published monographs and technical journals, sifted the fact from the fiction, and presents the same in these works. Beautifully illustrated.


Napoleon Bonaparte Broward: Florida's Fighting Democrat
Samuel Proctor
0813011914
March 1993
Paperback
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Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Part 4
William Milligan Sloan
076613945X
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1894. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766139425, 0766139433, 0766139441. Volume 4 of 4. An investigation into the truth behind the life and man. The author claims to be an independent investigator in some of the most important portions of the field he covers. His researches have extended over many years and he was able to use original materials never before viewed by the public. He has also taken material from published monographs and technical journals, sifted the fact from the fiction, and presents the same in these works. Beautifully illustrated.


A Short Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
Ida M. Tarbell
0766197417
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
1895. With 250 illustrations from the Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard's collection of Napoleon engravings, supplemented by pictures from the collections of Prince Victor Napoleon, Prince Roland Bonaparte, Baron Larrey and others. Tarbell was doing graduate work in French Revolution-era women's history in Paris and to pay for her living expenses she wrote articles for American papers and magazines. Her series on Napoleon for McClure's Syndicate gained both Tarbell and McClure's wide acclaim. The series was published as this book and was a commercial success. Tarbell went on to further fame, becoming one of the original muckrakers for her role in helping to shut down the Standard Oil monopoly. Partial Contents: Youth and Early Surroundings; In Paris; Robespierre; Courtship and Marriage; Italian Campaign; Return to Paris;...


Napoleon Bonaparte
John Abbott
1406503789
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Desaix, upon his arrival in Paris, found letters for him there from the First Consul. As he read the confidential lines, he was struck with the melancholy air with which they were pervaded. "Alas!" said he, "Napoleon has gained every thing, and yet he is unhappy. I must hasten to meet him." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Desaix, upon his arrival in Paris, found letters for him there from the First Consul. As he read the confidential lines, he was struck with the melancholy air with which they were pervaded. "Alas!" said he, "Napoleon has gained every thing, and yet he is unhappy. I must hasten to meet him."


Napoleon Bonaparte
Frank Giles
0786709065
Dec 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Napoleon, Europe's 19th-century bˆte noir, spent his final years as Britain's prisoner, in the custody of Sir Hudson Lowe on the isolated south Atlantic island of St. Helena. This esoteric addition to the vast assortment of Napoleonic literature concerns the adversarial relationship between the former emperor and his keeper and the controversy Napoleon's exile spawned in Britain. Giles, former literary editor of London's Sunday Times and author of The Locust Years: The Story of the Fourth French Republic, proposes that the historical view of Lowe as a "pettifogging, tactless, suspicious, tyrannical officer" was the result of a "ceaseless campaign of vilification mounted against him by Bonaparte." Readers will find Giles's descriptions of Napoleon in exile no longer battling Wellington over countries, but...


The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine
Andrea Stuart
0802142028
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Born in Martinique, her name was Rose when she arrived in France at age 15 to marry her first husband, a handsome man-about-court who quickly neglected his disappointingly provincial wife. Rose matured and built alliances in unlikely places, including the convent where her husband forced her to retire and the prison where she spent the last months of the French Revolution. It was after this period and her husband's execution that she became one of Paris's great hostesses and attracted the attention of an awkward but rising military hero named Napoleon Bonaparte. Stuart (Showgirls) captures the tentativeness of their first years of marriage, when letters of the often-absent, sexually inexperienced Napoleon raged with jealousy while Rose, whom he renamed Josephine, continued to have the affairs common in her social...

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