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Napoleon Volume 2

The Spirit of the Age

Michael Broers



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Faber & Faber
31 March 2020
Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Political leaders & leadership
'Masterly.' - Daily Mail 'Stunning.' - History Today 'Magnificent.' - Literary Review Napoleon's life reached its most extraordinary stage between 1805 and 1810. At war with Britain, Russia, and Austria, he unleashed his magnificent Grande Armee. The first resounding victory at Austerlitz was followed by a whirlwind of campaigns, and by 1810 he had divorced Josephine in order to marry the daughter of the Austrian Emperor. The Spirit of the Age illustrates in vivid detail the five years in which Napoleon appeared to be invincible.
By:   Michael Broers
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   452g
ISBN:   9780571301546
ISBN 10:   0571301541
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   31 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Broers is Professor of Western European History at Oxford University. He is the author of, among other books about revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, The Napoleonic Empire in Italy, 1796-1814, winner of the Grand Prix Napoleon prize, 2006, and of Napoleon's Other War: Bandits, Rebels and their Pursuers in the Age of Revolutions.

Reviews for Napoleon Volume 2: The Spirit of the Age

The scholarship is impressive, the narrative has the pace and panache appropriate to the subject and there is much that is new, particularly when Broers probes behind the glitzy facade of Bonaparte's empire. --The Times, Book of the Week The finest biography of Napoleon ever written . . . a wonderful amalgam of deep knowledge, elegant prose and compelling argument. --Telegraph An extremely rich, multidimensional and fresh work . . . This is a truly magnificent book that deals masterfully with a pivotal movement in European history. --Literary Review

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