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Description - The Rise and Fall of Napoleon by Robert B. Asprey

In his early years, Napoleon was a Corsican nationalist who considered the French to be oppressors. Nevertheless, he was sent to military academies in France, and when he graduated in 1785, at the age of 16, he became a second lieutenant in the French army. Napoleon's military career presents a surprising paradox. His genius at tactical manoeuvring was dazzling, and if he were to be judged only by that, he might perhaps be considered the greatest general of all time. In the field of grand strategy, however, he was prone to making gross blunders, such as the invasion of Egypt and Russia, and, because of his eventual defeat in 1815, all of his foreign conquests proved ephemeral. This second volume of Robert Asprey's biography takes Napoleon from the zenith of his powers to their nadir, and places Bonaparte in his full military context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349114842
ISBN-10: 0349114846
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 130mm x 33mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert B. Asprey

* Author is a former US Marine Corps captain who served in World War 2 and Korea. A Fulbright Scholar, he is a veteran of military history, internationally respected.

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