Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » History » Europe » France


By Alan Forrest

Elsewhere $41.04 $19.46   Save $21.58 (53%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from local warehouse
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 25 October 2012
On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. In this book Alan Forrest tells the remarkable story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe: a man whose charisma and legacy have endured since his lonely death on the Island of St Helena. Forrest cuts away the many layers of myth that have grown up around Napoleon, a man who mixed history and legend promiscuously. Drawing on original research and his own distinguished background in French history, Forrest undercuts the 'Great Man' theory of history to demonstrate that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as he was their creator.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Paris, 1840. Corsican Beginnings. Son of the Revolution. Bonaparte in Italy. Lure of the Orient. First Consul. From Consulate to Empire. Quest for Glory. A Vision of Civil Society. The Reinvention of Monarchy. From the Peninsula to Leipzig. The Hundred Days. Years of Exile. Life after Death. Notes. Bibliography. Acknowledgements. Index.

About the Author

Alan Forrest is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, at the University of York. He works on modern French history, especially the period of the French Revolution and Empire, and on the history of modern warfare. He serves on the editorial boards of French History and War in History, and is a member of the advisory committee for Annales Historiques de la Revolution Francaise.


'a concise yet revealing insight into his psyche' France magazine. * France magazine * 'A book of supreme confidence and reflection' Daily Express. * Daily Express *

EAN: 9781780872506
ISBN: 178087250X
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.1 x 2.8 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Napoleon on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.