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5-06-2015, 17:45

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815
Author: Philip Dwyer
Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815 (Napoleon Vol.2)
Yale University Press
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 11.3 Mb
Language: English

In this second volume of Philip Dwyers authoritative biography on one of historys most enthralling leaders, Napoleon, now 30, takes his position as head of the French state after the 1799 coup. Dwyer explores the young leaders reign, complete with mistakes, wrong turns, and pitfalls, and reveals the great lengths to which Napoleon goes in the effort to fashion his image as legitimate and patriarchal ruler of the new nation. Concealing his defeats, exaggerating his victories, never hesitating to blame others for his own failings, Napoleon is ruthless in his ambition for power.
Following Napoleon from Paris to his successful campaigns in Italy and Austria, to the disastrous invasion of Russia, and finally to the war against the Sixth Coalition that would end his reign in Europe, the book looks not only at these events but at the character of the man behind them. Dwyer reveals Napoleons darker sideshis brooding obsessions and propensity for violenceas well as his passionate nature: his loves, his ability to inspire, and his capacity for realizing his visionary ideas. In an insightful analysis of Napoleon as one of the first truly modern politicians, the author discusses how the persuasive and forward-thinking leader skillfully fashioned the image of himself that persists in legends that surround him to this day.

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