Biography & Autobiography

Napoleon the Great

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241019192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

View: 8688

From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today. It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous. Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (winner, the Wolfson Prize for History); Masters and Commanders; and The Storm of War, which reached No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph.

Lefebvre,Napoleon

Author: Georges Lefebvre

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608943412

Category:

Page: 612

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Biography & Autobiography

Napoleon

A Life

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

View: 6712

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians. From the Hardcover edition.
History

1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 365

Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor
History

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 5545

Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent
Biography & Autobiography

Bonaparte

1769-1802

Author: Patrice Gueniffey

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518752081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1296

View: 6924

An Biographien über Napoléon herrscht kein Mangel. Die neue umfangreiche Schilderung seines Lebens von Patrice Gueniffey unterscheidet sich fundamental von den bisherigen Darstellungen. Sie rückt Bonaparte in den Zusammenhang der Moderne. Für Gueniffey ist diese historische Gestalt beispielhaft für die Neuzeit: Er repräsentiert jenen Typus, der seiner Meinung nach selbst die widrigsten Umstände bezwingen kann, vorausgesetzt, er hat die entsprechende Begabung, Energie und Tatkraft. Diese Vorstellung des modernen Menschen ist, wie diese Biographie für Bonaparte belegt, mit den historischen Gegebenheiten nicht vereinbar: Sie deckt hinter den Intention von Bonaparte die Selbstlogik unabhängiger Prozesse wie die Initiierung solcher angeblich historischen Abläufe die Spuren subjektiven Handelns auf. Bonaparte zeigte sich in relativ kurzer Zeit in vielen, voneinander abweichenden, Rollen: er war unter anderem korsischer Patriot, (während der Französischen Revolution) Verfechter des Jakobinismus, Thermidorianer, ein „Feldherr“, er war Diplomat, Schöpfer eines neuen Rechts, republikanischer Diktator, Begründer einer Erbmonarchie: Die vorliegende Biographie widmet sich in aller Ausführlichkeit und Genauigkeit diesen Positionen: von der des jungen Napoléon bis zur Selbstermächtigung als Konsul auf Lebenszeit im Jahre 1802. Damit macht Patrice Gueniffey, verständlich, unterhaltsam, anhand neuer Forschungsergebnisse und überraschender Einblicke und Synthesen, nachvollziehbar, warum Bonaparte zu Napoléon wurde.
History

From Louis XIV to Napoleon

The Fate of a Great Power

Author: Professor Jeremy Black,Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135357641

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2548

Much of the period 1661-1815 appeared to be the age of France. France was the greatest power in Western Europe in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and Louis XIV and Napoleon seemed to dominate their periods. yet when Louis XIV died in 1715, and again after Napoleon's attempt to resume power was defeated at Waterloo a century later, France appeared as a waning power. This failure in Europe was matched on the world scale. France was overtaken by Britain in the struggle for maritime predominance, and ended the period with her empire in ruins. From Louis XIV to Napoleon is a scholarly yet accessible account which considers why France was not more successful and throws light on French history, international relations, warfare and the rise and fall of French power.
Biography & Autobiography

Napoleon and Wellington

The Battle of Waterloo- and the Great Commanders who Fought it

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743228324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 5662

Explores the relationship between the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington prior to and in the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, the most decisive battle of the nineteenth century.
History

The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon

The New Penguin History of France

Author: Colin Jones

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937203

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 2844

There can be few more mesmerising historical narratives than the story of how the dazzlingly confident and secure monarchy Louis XIV, 'the Sun King', left to his successors in 1715 became the discredited, debt-ridden failure toppled by Revolution in1789. The further story of the bloody unravelling of the Revolution until its seizure by Napoleon is equally astounding. Colin Jones' brilliant new book is the first in 40 years to describe the whole period. Jones' key point in this gripping narrative is that France was NOT doomed to Revolution and that the 'ancien regime' DID remain dynamic and innovatory, twisting and turning until finally stoven in by the intolerable costs and humiliation of its wars with Britain.
France

Military Career of Napoleon the Great

Author: Montgomery B. Gibbs

Publisher: General Books LLC

ISBN: 9781150081002

Category: France

Page: 260

View: 1342

Subtitle: An Account of the Remarkable Campaigns of the "man of Destiny"; Authentic Anecdotes of the Battlefield as Told by the Famous Marshals and Generals of the First Empire Volume: v. 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1895 Original Publisher: Saalfield Subjects: France Biography
Fiction

The Great Shadow and Other Napoleon

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457655830

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9903

"The Great Shadow and other Napoleonic Tales", is an Action & Adventure novel published in 1892. The novel takes place in the Napoleonic era on the English-Scottish border city called West Inch. The Great Shadow refers to the Napoleon’s influence and his reputation that forms a shadow over West Inch.
History

The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813

From Frederick the Great to Napoleon

Author: Claus Telp

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714657226

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 9309

The term 'operational art', coined by Soviet military theorists in the interwar period, hasreceived increased attention in military circles with the debate on comparative NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Warsaw Pact operational capabilities during the1970s and 1980s.1 The interest in operational art also extended into the field of militaryhistory when the origins of operational art became the object of research. Some historiansmaintained that operational art first emerged in the American Civil War and Moltke'scampaigns in 1866 and 1870-1871 as a child of the Industrial Revolution. Proponents ofthis position hold that the invention of rifled guns and infantry arms, the railway and thetelegraph permitted the widely dispersed manoeuvre of independent bodies of troopswhich is a salient feature of operational art. "Publisher".
History

Meteors that Enlighten the Earth

Napoleon and the Cult of Great Men

Author: Matthew D. Zarzeczny

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443843105

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 1623

Napoleon promoted and honored great men throughout his reign. In addition to comparing himself to various great men, he famously established a Legion of Honor on 19 May 1802 to honor both civilians and soldiers, including non-ethnically French men. Napoleon not only created an Irish Legion in 1803 and later awarded William Lawless and John Tennent the Legion of Honour; he also gave them an Eagle with the inscription “L’Indépendence d’Irlande.” He awarded twenty-six of his generals the marshal’s baton from 1804 to 1815, and in 1806, he further memorialized his soldiers by deciding to erect a Temple to the Glory of the Great Army, modeled on Ancient designs. From 1806 to 1815, Napoleon had more men interred in the Panthéon in Paris than any other French leader before or after him. In works of art depicting himself, Napoleon had his artists allude to Caesar, Charlemagne, and even Moses. Although the Romans had their legions, Pantheon, and temples in Ancient times and the French monarchy had their marshals since at least 1190, Napoleon blended both Roman and French traditions to compare himself to great men who lived in ancient and medieval times and to recognize the achievements of those who lived alongside him in the nineteenth century. Analyzing Napoleon’s ever-changing personal cult of “great men,” and his recognition of contemporary “great men” who contributed to European or even human civilization and not just French civilization, is original. While work does exist on the French cults of Greco-Roman antiquity and of “great men” prior to 1800, Napoleon appears only fleetingly in other discussions of the cult of great men. None of the bourgeoning historiography adequately takes Napoleon’s place in the story of this cult into perspective. This book serves as a further exploration of the cult of great men, including its place in Napoleonic and European history and the alleged efforts of its members to enlighten the earth.
History

Napoleon in der Karikatur: "Tiddy-Doll, the great French Gingerbread-Baker" und "Der Rheinische Courier"

Author: Sebastian Richter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656488347

Category: History

Page: 15

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - Deutschland - Neuere Geschichte, Note: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Vom Erhabenen zum Lächerlichen ist es nur ein Schritt“, sagte Napoleon Bonaparte einmal vorausschauend. Diese Äußerung Napoleons hat durchaus wahre Züge in sich und erscheint nicht zuletzt unter Betrachtung der beiden Karikaturen, mit welchen ich mich in dieser Arbeit auseinandersetzen werde, interessant. Napoleon, welcher Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts über beinahe ganz Europa herrschte, bestimmte in dieser Zeit auch die Arbeiten vieler Karikaturisten maßgeblich. Zwischen den Jahren 1797 und 1815 wurden allein über 2000 Karikaturen veröffentlicht, die Napoleon in den Fokus des Betrachters rückten. Das man Napoleon in diesen Karikaturen oft sehr kritisch gegenübertrat, er sogar teilweise verspottet wurde, kann anhand zweier sehr bekannter Napoleon Karikaturen im Laufe dieser Arbeit gezeigt werden. Bei den beiden Karikaturen handelt es sich um „Tiddy-Doll – the great French Gingerbread-Baker“ und „ Der Rheinische Courier“. Beide Karikaturen stellen Napoleon in den Mittelpunkt und spielen gleichzeitig auf eine bestimmte historische Situation an. Für das Verständnis der Karikaturen ist es also unerlässlich auch auf den historischen Hintergrund einzugehen. Neben diesem historischen Hintergrund spielt natürlich auch die Art und Weise der Darstellung Napoleons eine entscheidende Rolle. Mit Sicherheit hat der Karikaturist mit seiner Darstellung Napoleons ja ein gewisses Ziel verfolgt. In gewisser Weise versucht der Karikaturist bei der Darstellung auch seine persönliche Meinung kundzutun. Was dies für eine Meinung ist und wo diese Meinung herrührt scheint eine weitere interessante Frage für diese Arbeit zu sein. Da die Karikaturisten Napoleon in unterschiedlichen historischen Situationen zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten darstellen scheint des Weiteren eine vergleichende Betrachtung beider Karikaturen als besonders interessant.
History

Napoleon on the Art of War

Author: Jay Luvaas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743216849

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2782

Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author of none. Until now. The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books, but he was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive, and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. From them, military historian Jay Luvaas has wrought a seamless whole. Luvaas has spent decades culling, editing, and arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result. Napoleon speaks without interruption in a work that will forever change the way we view him. Luvaas covers every subject Napoleon wrote about, from the need for preparation -- "Simply gathering men together does not produce real soldiers; drill, instruction, and skill is what makes real soldiers." -- to the essence of victory -- "To win is not enough: It is necessary to profit from success." On education, leadership, strategy and history, Napoleon speaks with an authority unique to those who have ruled a continent. In these pages lies the wisdom of a giant who knew life's greatest achievements and its lowest lows: triumph and conquest, exile and disgrace. Whether you are a student of military strategy or a business professional eager to learn from the greatest manager of personnel that the world has ever known, Napoleon on the Art of War has something for you. From the specifies of Napoleon's use of cavalry and unique reliance upon artillery to an all-encompassing vision of life from a man of supreme confidence and success, you'll find it here. This is the only straightforward explanation of Napoleon's campaigns and philosophy by the man himself.
Biography & Autobiography

Napoleon I. - Tagebuch von St. Helena

Zweiter Band

Author: Emmanuel Augustin Dieudonné de Las Cases

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925039657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 3983

History

Napoleon and the Invasion of England - The Story of the Great Terror

Author: Alexander Meyrick Broadley

Publisher: Kormendi Press

ISBN: 1409765040

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 9959

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.