Napoleon: A Life

by Andrew Roberts

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Napoleon: A Life

by Andrew Roberts


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  • Strategist

    Historians may make what they want of Napoleon and his choices, but most would agree that he was brilliant at battle strategy. At least for most of his military career. It was only in his last few defeats, where he defected from his normal attack formations, that he suffered huge losses. The French

  • Personal Life:

    Napoleon married a widow named Josephine who had a son already, named Eugene. But while Napoleon was crazy in love with Josephine, she was sleeping with another man. He would discover this infidelity while in Egypt with her young son being his aid de camp. A few years later he would divorce Josephin

  • French Influence:

    While Napoleon was leading the French to take back Vienna and overthrow governments that had long suppressed them, France’s other leaders weren’t all that thrilled with him. They gave him a false mission to travel to Egypt and from 1778 to 1779 he failed at every venture. Hundreds of his soldiers di

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