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Truly a Napoleonic triumph of a book, elegantly written, epic in scale, novelistic in detail, irresistibly galloping with the momentum of a cavalry charge, as comfortable on the battlefield as in the bedroom. Here, at last, is the full biography (Simon Sebag Montefiore Evening Standard)

Magisterial and beautifully written ... Napoleon could have few biographers more dedicated to their subject ... a richly detailed and sure-footed reappraisal of the man, his achievements - and failures - and the extraordinary times in which he lived (Jeremy Jennings Standpoint)

Masterly ... a huge, rich, deep, witty, humane and unapologetically admiring biography ... Roberts's book is not just another brilliant narrative biography of Napoleon - although it certainly is this. It is also an essay on statesmanship and a meditation on history itself ... gloriously enjoyable (Dan Jones Daily Telegraph)

Simply dynamite ... [Napoleon was] a mass of contradictions, and Roberts's book encompasses all the evidence to give a brilliant portrait of the man. The book, as it needs to be, is massive, yet the pace is brisk and it's never overwhelmed by the scholarly research, which was plainly immense ... Roberts suggests looking at Europe for the Emperor's monument, but this magnificent biography is not a bad place to start (Bernard Cornwell Mail on Sunday)

This enthralling account of his [Napoleon's] rise and fall is packed with such details. Whether or not he was "great" will continue to be debated ... but there is no doubt that this is a great biography (Miriam Gross Evening Standard)

Marvellously readable and sumptuously illustrated ... gripping ... Roberts has been indefatigable in tracking down memorabilia and visiting the sites of battles, palaces and places of exile. This is all richly depicted and woven into a narrative that is told with the aplomb of an accomplished historical storyteller ... It is a book that sets out for a new generation exactly why he mattered and will continue to matter so long as people argue about faith, and property, and kings, and the future of Europe (Mark Mazower Guardian)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 78561 KB
  • Print Length: 884 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1846140277
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01G8V1TMW
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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