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The Resource Napoleon, Paul Johnson

Napoleon, Paul Johnson

Label
Napoleon
Title
Napoleon
Statement of responsibility
Paul Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The very name Napoleon Bonparte still enthralls. Ever since this towering and terrible genius conquered Europe, he has been endlessly debated, compared, and made an icon. In Napoleon, the great dictator's energy and acumen are matched by those of his biographer, Paul Johnson, whose histories have been lauded as "fresh, readable, provocative ... wise" (Los Angeles Times). Here Johnson profiles a man who is "the grandest possible refutation of those determinists who hold that events are governed by forces, classes, economics, and geography rather than by the powerful wills of men and women."" "Napoleon charts Bonaparte's career from the barren island of Corsica and his early training in Paris - he was a bold soldier with an uncanny gift for math, maps, and strategy - through high-profile victories in Italy, military dictatorship, and campaigns across Europe, to his end on the forsaken isle of St. Helena. In Napoleon's insatiable hunger for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology, a brilliant opportunist and propagandist who fulfilled his ambition in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Johnson interprets Napoleon's life in the trajectory of his times, revealing how his complex and violent legacy seeded totalitarian regimes in the twentieth century and sounds an alert to us in the twenty-first."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Paul
Dewey number
  • 944.05/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC203
LC item number
.J5 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Penguin life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • France
  • Emperors
Label
Napoleon, Paul Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47696146
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780670030781
Lccn
2001045605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Napoleon, Paul Johnson
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47696146
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780670030781
Lccn
2001045605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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