Napoleon the Great :: Andrew Roberts soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Penguin Books, 2014, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Street plans; Plans of battle; Colour plates; Maps; Genealogical tables; Illustrated lining papers;
From the cover: Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most extraordinary men who ever lived. In the space of just twenty years, from October 1795 when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and Europe. After seizing power in a coup detat he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended. In a series of dazzling battles he reinvented the art of warfare; in peace, he completely remade the laws of France, modernized her systems of education and administration, and presided over a flourishing of the beautiful Empire style in the arts. The impo…
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a touch grubby, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xxxii) 936 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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