Napoleon : Path to Power 1769 - 1799 v. 1, Paperback

Napoleon : Path to Power 1769 - 1799 v. 1 Paperback


Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power was neither inevitable nor smooth; it was full of mistakes, wrong turns and pitfalls.

During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined.

He was, however, highly ambitious, and it was this ruthless drive that advanced his career.

This book examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe and skilfully fashioned the image of himself that laid the foundation of the legend that endures to this day.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672 pages, Illustrations, maps, ports. (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9780747566779



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