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The Age of Napoleon [Modern Library Chronicles] | [Alistair Horne]

The Age of Napoleon [Modern Library Chronicles]

Alistair Horne is a leading scholar of French history. Here he trains his sights on one of the most compelling figures of the 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte. Far from a mere dictator, Napoleon was a military, political and social visionary whose legacy can still be felt in France and all over the world. Horne examines the one-time emperor at his most human, from his greatest triumphs to his disastrous failures.
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Alistair Horne is a leading scholar of French history. Here he trains his sights on one of the most compelling figures of the 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte. Far from a mere dictator, Napoleon was a military, political and social visionary whose legacy can still be felt in France and all over the world. Horne examines the one-time emperor at his most human, from his greatest triumphs to his disastrous failures.

©2002 Alistair Horne; (P)Recorded Books, LLC

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    Charles west chester, PA, USA 11-02-08
    Charles west chester, PA, USA 11-02-08
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    "Napoleon Scholars Only"

    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.

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    John Sydney, NSW, Australia 01-01-13
    John Sydney, NSW, Australia 01-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "A solid title."
    What made the experience of listening to The Age of Napoleon [Modern Library Chronicles] the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Essentially I enjoy the approach the author takes to covering topics. There is no sensationalism which I find tedious.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Hecht’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An exploration of the social and political context of the French revolutionary wars/napolionic wars. It would be a documentary.


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