This book fit that criteria very well.
One of my favourite parts of the book was the analysis of Napoleon's legacy: his admirers and detractors, whence he is glorified, and whence he is ignored.
In the process, the reader will gain insights into how a topflight scholar advances his or her field of knowledge.
Book arrived without dust cover. Since it was for a gift, I was disappointed. Book description did
not indicate this. Otherwise, your service is excellent. G. Olmos
I take clients on history tours in France and it has always been a problem recommending a good book for them to read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by D ANTHONY
Englund's book is excellent dealing with the subject that the book implies. I bought this book because most books on Napoleon deal with his military career or 80% of the book may. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nicholas Roberts
I have read numerous books on Napoleon, and I feel that this book does the best job of capturing the man. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kevin
Englund approaches Napoleon's life with a straightforward and judicious style that I believe behooves serious historians. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Bradley A. Powles
A a student of history, although not on a professional level (I have however read several hundred books on various periods) this is one of the best and most fascinating historical... Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by scholarboy
Simply put, an excellent read in content, wisdom and prose.Published on May 7, 2006 by Paul D. Harvill
If you can't name 5 important dates and 5 important people in the French Revolution you might want to skip this book. Read morePublished on July 23, 2004 by Philip Greenspun
Stephen Englund is a person who has immersed himself in a study of Napoleon since childhood. His research in the complex politcial world of nineteenth century Europe is well... Read morePublished on May 31, 2004 by C. M Mills