I was excited to read “Napoleon – A Life of Conquest” because I have read other biographies about his later days, and I was looking for another option for my preteen daughter. The Lit teacher inside of me has fallen in love with the way this is written. Far from being a dry, dusty list of facts, this book captivates the reader, drawing him in to the events with descriptive language and imagery. The vocabulary is elevated enough that I think it is beyond my daughter, but this is a wonderful read for a high school student or adult.
I especially liked the explanation behind the 100 Days’ War. With a description of the puddle-dotted battlefield and the drenched soldiers, the author brought to life the final battle at Waterloo in a way I’ve never envisioned it before. I also appreciated the epilogue that provided a greater understanding on how Napoleon influenced both European laws and warfare forever. I highly recommend this as a good read – even if you are not a history buff.
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