©2002 Alistair Horne; (P)Recorded Books, LLC
If you are already an expert on Napoleon or are a grad student in European history this may be the book for you. For the 'average' history buff interested in learning about Napoleon and this period of French history this is a waste of time and money.
I found this to be a rambling series of impressions of life in Napoleon's France, but with only minimal explanation of the events in France and outside of it. So, there won't be much value for those not already familiar with the period.
Alisha Horne is truly a master of his craft. He has a wealth of knowledge and is adept at communicating his central tenet without being tedious.
Essentially I enjoy the approach the author takes to covering topics. There is no sensationalism which I find tedious.
An exploration of the social and political context of the French revolutionary wars/napolionic wars. It would be a documentary.
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