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Assassination at St. Helena Revisited
by Ben Weider, Sten Forshufvud (Contributor)
The Age of Napoleon (Modern Library Chronicles)
The Age of Napoleon (Modern Library Chronicles)
Hardcover from Modern Library

Napoleon: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives)
by Paul Johnson
Book Description: The very name, Napoleon Bonaparte, still enthralls. Ever since this towering and terrible genius conquered Europe, he has been endlessly debated, compared, and made an icon. In Napoleon, the great dictator's energy and acumen are matched by those of his biographer, Paul Johnson, whose histories have been lauded as "fresh, readable, provocative . . . wise" (Los Angeles Times). Here Johnson profiles "the grandest possible refutation of those who hold that events are governed by forces, classes, economics, and geography rather than the powerful wills of men and women." 

With masterly eloquence, Napoleon charts Bonaparte's career from the barren island of Corsica and his early training in Paris-he was a bold soldier with an uncanny gift for math, maps, and strategy-through high-profile victories in Italy, military dictatorship, and campaigns across Europe to his end on the forsaken isle of St. Helena. In Napoleon's insatiable hunger for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology, a brilliant opportunist and propagandist who fulfilled his ambition in the aftermath of the French Revolution. He interprets Napoleon's life in the trajectory of his times, revealing how his complex and violent legacy seeded totalitarian regimes in the twentieth century and sounds an alert to us in the twenty-first.
Hardcover: 190 pages
Viking Press; ISBN: 0670030783; (May 9, )

Napoleon : An Intimate Account of the Years of Supremacy : 1800-1814
by Claude-Francois Meneval, et al
(Hardcover - October 1992)

Napoleon: Man of War, Man of Peace
by Timothy Wilson-Smith
Publisher: Carroll & Graf; (December )

In the Words of Napoleon: The Emperor Day by Day
by R. M. Johnston
Book Description: In the Words of the Emperor is a startling insight into the life and deeds of Napoleon. Derived almost entirely from Napoleon's extensive correspondence and his other writings and recorded speech, this valuable compilation acts as a diary or journal encompassing the whole of the emperor's life. Precise translations of Napoleon's own words are used to create entries and these provide a unique glimpse into the major events of the Napoleonic period. The entries were selected to reveal Napoleon's thoughts and actions as his great life unfolded, throwing light on his attitudes to war, politics, and the many varied personalities who surrounded or opposed him. As entries are on an almost daily basis, the reader has the opportunity to trace the surging course of events throughout this endlessly fascinating era and to follow the rise and fall of the French emperor.
Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal; (May 1, )

by Felix M. Markham
Publisher: New American Library; Reissue edition (January 1988)

Napoleon: His Wives and Women
Napoleon: His Wives and Women
by Christopher Hibbert
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
by Patterson J Proctor
Hardcover from Random House, Inc.
Napoleon on the Art of War
by Emperor of the French Napoleon I, Jay Luvaas (Editor)
Book Description:

Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author of none. Until now. 

The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books, but he was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive, and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. From them, military historian Jay Luvaas has wrought a seamless whole. Luvaas has spent decades culling, editing, and arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result. Napoleon speaks without interruption in a work that will forever change the way we view him. 

Luvaas covers every subject Napoleon wrote about, from the need for preparation...
Paperback: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.57 x 8.45 x 5.54
Publisher: Free Press; 
ISBN: 0684872714

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution
by Martyn Lyons, Marty Lyons
Paperback from Palgrave Macmillan
by Carolly Erickson
When she married Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796, Rose de Beauharnais was a 32-year-old widow who had narrowly escaped the French Revolution's guillotine. She was six years older than he, notorious for her lovers, and unlikely to give him children, but possessed of the social connections and skills the ambitious young general thought would help him rise in the revolutionary army. He gave "his living reverie, his dream of perfect passion" a new name, Josephine--perhaps hoping it would blot out her unsavory past. Instead, she continued to be promiscuous as well as extravagant, and the marriage soured as Napoleon ascended to first consul and then emperor of the French. Yet he divorced her only in 1810, when political events made it clear he must have an heir. This highly colored biography practically wallows in Josephine's lurid personal life, colored in by luscious descriptions of the period's clothes, food, and amusements. The author, whose many previous books mostly deal with English royalty, does not burden readers with excessive doses of French history; the focus is always on Josephine, whose psychology is discussed at length. Erickson succeeds in making her subject an attractive figure, if hardly an exemplar of moral rectitude. Her book should appeal to those who like their historical biographies titillating and not too taxing. --Wendy Smith -
Publisher: Griffin Trade Paperback; 

The Life of Empress Josephine
by Phineas C. Headley
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific; 

Napoleon : The Immortal Emperor
Napoleon : The Immortal Emperor
by David Chanteranne, Gerard Gengembre, Pierre-Jean Chalencon
Hardcover from Vendome Press

Napoleon Bonaparte
by J. M. Thompson
Publisher: Sutton Publishing;
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