Napoleon by Adam Zamoyski audiobook

Napoleon: A Life

By Adam Zamoyski
Read by Leighton Pugh

Basic Books 9780465055937

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549148163

  • ISBN: 9781549148149

Runtime: 27.18 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Napoleon is an out and out masterpiece and a joy to read.” Sir Antony Beevor, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Zamoyski

Author Bio: Adam Zamoyski

Adam Zamoyski is an award-winning author of numerous books about Poland, Napoleon, and nineteenth-century Europe. A contributor to the London Times, Daily Telegraph, and Guardian and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal Society of Literature, Zamoyski lives in London.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 27.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English