Napoleon A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows

Napoleon  A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows
Author: Ruth Scurr
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781631492426
Language: en
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Marking the 200th anniversary of his death, Napoleon is an unprecedented portrait of the emperor told through his engagement with the natural world. “How should one envisage this subject? With a great pomp of words, or with simplicity?” —Charlotte Brontë, “The Death of Napoleon” The most celebrated general in history, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) has for centuries attracted eminent male writers. Since Thomas Carlyle first christened him “our last Great Man,” regiments of biographers have marched across the same territory, weighing campaigns and conflicts, military tactics and power politics. Yet in all this time, no definitive portrait of Napoleon has endured, and a mere handful of women have written his biography—a fact that surely would have pleased him. With Napoleon, Ruth Scurr, one of our most eloquent and original historians, emphatically rejects the shibboleth of the “Great Man” theory of history, instead following the dramatic trajectory of Napoleon’s life through gardens, parks, and forests. As Scurr reveals, gardening was the first and last love of Napoleon, offering him a retreat from the manifold frustrations of war and politics. Gardens were, at the same time, a mirror image to the battlefields on which he fought, discrete settings in which terrain and weather were as important as they were in combat, but for creative rather than destructive purposes. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary and historical scholarship, and taking us from his early days at the military school in Brienne-le-Château through his canny seizure of power and eventual exile, Napoleon frames the general’s story through the green spaces he cultivated. Amid Corsican olive groves, ornate menageries in Paris, and lone garden plots on the island of Saint Helena, Scurr introduces a diverse cast of scientists, architects, family members, and gardeners, all of whom stood in the shadows of Napoleon’s meteoric rise and fall. Building a cumulative panorama, she offers indelible portraits of Augustin Bon Joseph de Robespierre, the younger brother of Maximilien Robespierre, who used his position to advance Napoleon’s career; Marianne Peusol, the fourteen-year-old girl manipulated into a Christmas-Eve assassination attempt on Napoleon that resulted in her death; and Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases, the atlas maker to whom Napoleon dictated his memoirs. As Scurr contends, Napoleon’s dealings with these people offer unusual and unguarded opportunities to see how he grafted a new empire onto the remnants of the ancien régime and the French Revolution. Epic in scale and novelistic in its detail, Napoleon, with stunning illustrations, is a work of revelatory range and depth, revealing the contours of the general’s personality and power as no conventional biography can.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Andrew Roberts
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Viking Press
Pages: 926
ISBN: 0670025321
Language: en
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Draws on the recent publication of Napoleon's thousands of letters to share new insights into his character, motivations, and relationships.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Adam Zamoyski
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781541644557
Language: en
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The definitive biography of Napoleon, revealing the true man behind the legend "What a novel my life has been!" Napoleon once said of himself. Born into a poor family, the callow young man was, by twenty-six, an army general. Seduced by an older woman, his marriage transformed him into a galvanizing military commander. The Pope crowned him as Emperor of the French when he was only thirty-five. Within a few years, he became the effective master of Europe, his power unparalleled in modern history. His downfall was no less dramatic. The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

Napoleon the Great

Napoleon the Great
Author: Andrew Roberts
Release: 2016-05-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780241294666
Language: en
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From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today. It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous.

Napoleon Abel Gance s Classic Film

Napoleon  Abel Gance s Classic Film
Author: Kevin Brownlow
Release: 1983
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Pages: 322
ISBN: UOM:39015005698785
Language: en
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Describes the making of the silent movie, Napoleon, and depicts the struggle to reconstruct the original version of the film

Finding Napoleon

Finding Napoleon
Author: Margaret Rodenberg
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: She Writes Press
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9781647420178
Language: en
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“Rodenberg inventively uses Bonaparte’s own unfinished novel to tell the story of the despot’s rise to power, which she juxtaposes against the story of his last love affair. Told creatively and with excellent research!” —Stephanie Dray, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of America's First Daughter and The Women of Chateau Lafayette “Beautiful and poignant.” —Allison Pataki, New York Times best-selling author of The Queen’s Fortune With its delightful adaptation of Napoleon Bonaparte’s real attempt to write romantic fiction, Finding Napoleon: A Novel offers a fresh take on Europe’s most powerful man after he’s lost everything—except his last love. A forgotten woman of history—the audacious Countess Albine—helps narrate their tale of intrigue, desire, and betrayal. After the defeated Emperor Napoleon goes into exile on tiny St. Helena Island in the remote South Atlantic, he and his lover, Albine de Montholon, plot to escape and rescue his young son. Banding together enslaved Africans, British sympathizers, a Jewish merchant, a Corsican rogue, and French followers, they confront British opposition—as well as treachery within their own ranks—with sometimes subtle, sometimes bold, but always desperate action. Amid his passions and intrigues, Napoleon finishes his real novel Clisson that he started writing as a young man. Now it's a father's message to the young son whom his enemies took from him, but how can they get it to the boy? When Napoleon and Albine break faith with one another, ambition and Albine’s husband threaten their reconciliation. To succeed, Napoleon must learn whom to trust. To survive, Albine must decide whom to betray. This elegant, richly researched novel reveals the Napoleon history conceals and the Countess Albine history has forgotten.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte
Author: Anonim
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Pelangi ePublishing Sdn Bhd
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9789674310745
Language: en
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This book is suitable for children age 9 and above. Napoleon Bonaparte was the first emperor of France. He was a very successful military general and he led his army into many victorious battles. This is the story of how a lawyer's son rose to become a powerful emperor.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: David Avrom Bell
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780190262716
Language: en
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The Corsican, 1769-1796 -- The general, 1796-1799 -- The First Consul, 1799-1804 -- The emperor, 1804-1812 -- Downfall, 1812-1815 -- Epilogue: 1815-the present

The Code Napoleon

The Code Napoleon
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Release: 2023
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9783849680985
Language: en
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Code Napoleon, the first code of the French civil law, known at first as the Code civil des Français, was promulgated in its entirety by a law of the 30th Ventose in the year XII. (31st of March 1804). The influence of the Code Civil has been very great, not only in France but also abroad. Belgium has preserved it, and the Rhine provinces only ceased to be subject to it on the promulgation of the civil code of the German empire. Its ascendancy has been due chiefly to the clearness of its provisions, and to the spirit of equity and equality which inspires them. Numerous more recent codes have also taken it as a model: the Dutch code, the Italian, and the code of Portugal; and, more remotely, the Spanish code, and those of the Central and South American republics.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Paul Johnson
Release: 2002
Editor: Viking Adult
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0670030783
Language: en
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An acclaimed historian turns his sights on Napoleon, casting his towering life in a new light, from his early displays of military genius through his lust for power and his eventual defeat at Waterloo and exile on St. Helena. 30,000 first printing.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Frank McLynn
Release: 2011-04
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Pages: 1073
ISBN: 9781611450378
Language: en
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Draws on current research to profile Napoleon as a military leader, lover, and emperor, tracing his career from his Corsican roots through the years of the French Revolution and battle triumphs, and chronicling his coronation and eventual defeat and imprisonment. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Napoleon and de Gaulle

Napoleon and de Gaulle
Author: Patrice Gueniffey
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9780674988385
Language: en
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One of France’s most famous historians compares two exemplars of political and military leadership to make the unfashionable case that individuals, for better and worse, matter in history. Historians have taught us that the past is not just a tale of heroes and wars. The anonymous millions matter and are active agents of change. But in democratizing history, we have lost track of the outsized role that individual will and charisma can play in shaping the world, especially in moments of extreme tumult. Patrice Gueniffey provides a compelling reminder in this powerful dual biography of two transformative leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles de Gaulle. Both became national figures at times of crisis and war. They were hailed as saviors and were eager to embrace the label. They were also animated by quests for personal and national greatness, by the desire to raise France above itself and lead it on a mission to enlighten the world. Both united an embattled nation, returned it to dignity, and left a permanent political legacy—in Napoleon’s case, a form of administration and a body of civil law; in de Gaulle’s case, new political institutions. Gueniffey compares Napoleon’s and de Gaulle’s journeys to power; their methods; their ideas and writings, notably about war; and their postmortem reputations. He also contrasts their weaknesses: Napoleon’s limitless ambitions and appetite for war and de Gaulle’s capacity for cruelty, manifested most clearly in Algeria. They were men of genuine talent and achievement, with flaws almost as pronounced as their strengths. As many nations, not least France, struggle to find their soul in a rapidly changing world, Gueniffey shows us what a difference an extraordinary leader can make.

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Raymond J. Maras
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 696
ISBN: UCAL:C2910672
Language: en
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Napoleon s Mother

Napoleon s Mother
Author: Alain Decaux
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 316
ISBN: UCAL:B3437343
Language: en
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Napoleon and His Son

Napoleon and His Son
Author: Pierre Nezelof
Release: 1937
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 474
ISBN: UOM:39076006880327
Language: en
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Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Sylvain Cordier
Release: 2018-02-02
Editor: Editions Hazan, Paris
Pages: 350
ISBN: 0300233469
Language: en
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The dazzling splendors of the court of Napoleon I (1769-1821) reflected the grandeur and ambitions of the greatest empire of the day. This luxurious volume re-creates the ambiance and captures the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire through the material manifestations of the Imperial Household. The Imperial Household, a key institution during Napoleon's reign, was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family; it consisted of six departments, each headed by a high-ranking dignitary of the Empire: the grand chaplain, grand master of ceremonies, grand marshal of the Palace, grand master of the hunt, grand chamberlain, and grand equerry - each intimately involved with every moment of pageantry in the court. Featured here are more than 250 works of fine and decorative art, the visual magnificence of which was part of a calculated and deliberate effort to fashion a monarchic identity for the new emperor.

Nostradamus on Napoleon

Nostradamus on Napoleon
Author: Anonim
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 140
ISBN: PSU:000063425185
Language: en
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Conversations with Napoleon III

Conversations with Napoleon III
Author: Napoleon III (Emperor of the French)
Release: 1934
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 428
ISBN: UCAL:B5027908
Language: en
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Napoleon s Letters to Marie Louise

Napoleon s Letters to Marie Louise
Author: Napoleon I (Emperor of the French)
Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 372
ISBN: UOM:39015051372103
Language: en
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Includes a collection of newly discovered letters now in the Bibliotheque nationale, Paris.

Napoleon and His Family

Napoleon and His Family
Author: Walter Geer
Release: 1928
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 498
ISBN: UCAL:B3345593
Language: en
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