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10 thoughts on “The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte

  1. says:

    The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte is the second part of Robert Asprey s comprehensive study of the man and his time This picks up where The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte left off, just after the crushing victory at Austerlitz Asprey will take us to the final demise of Napoleon on St Helena In between victory and death, Asprey covers all the twists and turns of the man, his allies and enemies This book was 100 pages shorter than the first It should have been at least 100 pages longer as Asprey ra The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte is the second part of Robert Asprey s comprehensive study of the man and his time This picks up where The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte left off, just after the crushing victory at Austerlitz Asprey will take us to the final demise of Napoleon on St Helena In between victory and death, Asprey covers all the twists and turns of the man, his allies and enemies This book was 100 pages shorter than the first It should have been at least 100 pages longer as Asprey races from year to year In the end, I had the feeling Asprey just wanted to be done with it because there is so much that could be included I had little knowledge of Napoleon until this year and decided to correct that Asprey is a great place to start for a novice in the Napoleonic era 5 StarsThe main benefit of Asprey s study of Napoleon is an absence of an agenda or bias Asprey focuse...


  2. says:

    Talk about a tragic hero.Other than breaking the conservation of time place rule, Napoleon really embodies such a Greek tragic arc a great man whose fundamental flaws bring him to greatness and then cause his fall In Asprey s first book, we got the ascent Despite several near misses, including attempts at Corsican insurrection that by all rights should have gotten him executed, his brilliance and arrogance bring him to the pinnacle of power In this book, that brilliance and arrogance lead hi Talk about a tragic hero.Other than breaking the conservation of time place rule, Napoleon really embodies such a Greek tragic arc a great man whose fundamental flaws bring him to greatness and then cause his fall In Asprey s first book, we got the ascent Despite several near misses, including attempts at Corsican insurrection that by all rights should have gotten him executed, his brilliance and arrogance bring him to the pinnacle of power In this book, that brilliance and arrogance lead him to push to far, empoverishing much of Europe through his attempts to break the English dominion of the seas and picking fights where he cannot win in the end Watching it all crumble, you can t help feeling sorry for the guy even as you re glad that some...


  3. says:

    Asprey s second book on Napoleon Bonaparte picks up right were the first one had left off, Napoleon now Emperor of the French, was engaging in a series of wars and struggles known as the Napoleonic Wars Europe was determined to destroy this usurper to power and he was determined to beat them back and gobble up their kingdoms as well Neither was Napoleon that father of the wars that accompanied the process, as his detractors would have us believe Almost constant warfare between was the legacy Asprey s second book on Napoleon Bonaparte picks up right were the first one had left off, Napoleon now Emperor of the French, was engaging in a series of wars and struggles known as the Napoleonic Wars Europe was determined to destroy this usurper to power and he was determined to beat them back and gobble up their kingdoms as we...


  4. says:

    Admittedly never much of a Napoleon fan I became intrigued after visiting the site of his military demise Waterloo Who was this guy How did he go from nobody to defender of the Revolution to dictator par extraordinaire This book and the first volume that preceded it does less of an effort to explain who he was, and focuseswhat he became In other words, this is not a psychological study of Napoleon the Man, but rather a travelogue of his life And, what a life it was I m har Admittedly never much of a Napoleon fan I became intrigued after visiting the site of his military demise Waterloo Who was this guy How did he go from nobody to defender of the Revol...


  5. says:

    A littlethan a week ago, I finished reading this wonderful book, which aptly sums up Napoleon s reign Here was a man who bestrode Europe like a Colossus Napoleon was a representation of a shift in the governing order whose rule was once largely regarded as a matter of divine right Though no believer in democracy as exemplified by Britain , he supported and nurtured people of proven talent both in the military and civilian spheres Yet notwithstanding his considerable talents and intell A littlethan a week ago, I finished reading this wonderful book, which aptly sums up Napoleon s reign Here was a man who bestrode Europe like a Colossus Napoleon was a representation of a shif...


  6. says:

    It s fine Sometimes sympathetic portrayal of a steady, narrative type Needed to read to catch up on Russian debacle to Waterloo time period due to reading Kissinger s book about Metternich.


  7. says:

    Superficial bites at Napoleon Written for those who are starting out in the era here Otherwise has nothing to offer


  8. says:

    A fast paced MILITARY history, and a story of hubris.This is basically the second volume of a two part book, along with The Rise of Napoleon As in Rise, Asprey tends to gloss over the political ideology of Napoleon, his philosophy, and his domestic achievement which is again discussed in terms of passing references to the building of monuments, schools, and the Napoleonic code His focus is also squarely European, and again makes only brief references to monumental events, especially in t A fast paced MILITARY history, and a story of hubris.This is basically the second volume of a two part book, along with The Rise of Napoleon As in Rise, Asprey tends to gloss over the political ideology of Napoleon, his philosophy, and his domestic achievement which is agai...


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This two volume biography deserves praise thanks to the author s commitment in being unbiased as he presents facts Sadly, I believe this is the same reason why this work won t gain the widespread recognition it deserves I feel like mainstream reviewers crave subjective assertions Napoleon must be a hero or a tyrant and so...


  10. says:

    For the last few years of his painful life in isolation on St Helena island, Napoleon would start each morning by being moved to his armchair facing east, and say Good morning sun, good morning my friend This was the biggest biographical work I ve ever read, and it was very well done Plenty of information, never ending source lists, but moving with along at a great narrative pace The main players in little Nabulione s life came across as colourful and unique, and the story is well set in the For the last few years of his painful life in isolation on St Hele...


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The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte Robert Asprey Completes His Definitive, Two Volume Biography With An Intimate, Fast Paced Look At Napoleon S Daring Reign And Tragic Demise With Of The Personality And Passion That Marked The First Volume Of This Cradle To The Grave Biography In The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte, Asprey Showed Us That Napoleon Was Not The Father Of Chaos, But Rather An Heir To It In This Companion Volume, We See Napoleon Struggling To Subdue The Turmoil We Peer Over Napoleon S Shoulder As He Solidifies His Growing Empire Through A Series Of Marriages, Military Victories, And Shrewd Diplomatic Manipulations We Watch Napoleon Lose Control Of His Empire, Plot His Return From Elba, Rally Peasants In His March To Paris, Endure Defeat At Waterloo And Suffer Exile And A Lonely Death On The Island Of St Helena Robert Asprey Tells This Fascinating, Tragic Tale In Lush Narrative Detail.

  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Robert B. Asprey
  • English
  • 04 May 2017
  • 0465004822

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