At a glance:
- Author: Philip Dwyer
- First Published: 2008
- Type of Work: Biography, history
- Time of Work: The 1760’s to 1799
- Setting: Corsica, France, Egypt, and Italy
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: France or French people, Eighteenth century, Politicians, Military life or service, Heads of state, Napoleonic Wars, Military art or science
- Locales: Europe
Philip Dwyer’s Napoleon: The Path to Powerthe first volume of an extended biography of Napoleon Bonapartewill be appreciated by readers familiar with the Napoleonic saga as well as by those encountering the life of the great conqueror for the first time. Although Dwyer is a distinguished scholar and an expert on the Napoleonic period, and the book, published by Yale University Press, is intensively researched and heavily footnoted, Dwyer’s vigorous prose transcends the merely academic. He has managed the difficult feat of having something new to say about one of...
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