Summary: In World War II the British commonly compared Napoleon to Hitler, an
unjust comparison, but he has also been compared to Alexander the Great, with whom he shares qualities of youth, daring and unbridled ambition, to Julius Caesar, a soldier politician with a similar skill as a propagandist; and to Augustus, analogous to the founder of the Roman Empire. Like all these men Napoleon had grave faults. Like them all he was a man whose achievement was on an heroic scal ...show moree.
This new biography will chart Napoleon's life, from Corsican boy-soldier to Emperor of the French and master of Europe. It will investigate the legend and acknowledge the legacy, which reshaped France, her system and laws, and the whole of Europe ...show less