The Resource Napoleon Bonaparte, Alan Schom

Napoleon Bonaparte, Alan Schom

Label
Napoleon Bonaparte
Title
Napoleon Bonaparte
Statement of responsibility
Alan Schom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Schom's one-volume life of Napoleon includes all facets of Napoleon's incredible career, from his childhood in Corsica to his death in exile on the island of St. Helena. It follows his many military campaigns and describes the great battles he won and lost from northern Italy to Egypt, Spain, Prussia, Austria, Poland, and Russia, to his final defeat at Waterloo. It illuminates his extensive political and structural reorganization of the French government; explores his relationships with his wives - the legendary Josephine and her replacement, Marie-Louise - and some of his mistresses; and chronicles his feuds with his tempestuous family and both loyal and mutinous officials. Key aides, ministers, generals, and naval commanders - from Talleyrand and Police Minister Fouche to Marshals Ney, Davout, and Lannes, Admiral Villeneuve, and many more - are fully portrayed and given their due. International rivalries and diplomatic negotiations are also thoroughly covered, and Napoleon's many opponents and enemies - including Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, Emperor Franz I of Austria, Czar Alexander I of Russia, and Field Marshals Kutuzov, Blucher, and the Duke of Wellington - are brought vividly to life." "There are intriguing fresh insights here, too; among them an examination of Napoleon's little-known friendship with a leading mathematician and savant, and of the cause of his death on St. Helena. Unique in Napoleonic literature, even that by French authors, is Schom's candor about Napoleon's character flaws. Nor does he gloss over the awful misery and destruction that Napoleon's endless, often needless wars of conquest wreaked on the peoples of Europe, his indifference to the medical needs of his own soldiers, or the surprisingly frequent examples of his poor planning and intelligence gathering."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schom, Alan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC203
LC item number
.S36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon (Frankreich, Kaiser, I.)
  • Napoleonic Wars
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • France
  • Corsica (France)
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Kings and rulers
  • Biographie
Label
Napoleon Bonaparte, Alan Schom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map of Europe in 1789, before Napoleon, and in 1814 before his defeat at Waterloo on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [847]-866) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 888 pages
Isbn
9780060172145
Lccn
97005805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36407745
  • (OCoLC)ocm36407745
Label
Napoleon Bonaparte, Alan Schom
Publication
Note
Map of Europe in 1789, before Napoleon, and in 1814 before his defeat at Waterloo on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [847]-866) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 888 pages
Isbn
9780060172145
Lccn
97005805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36407745
  • (OCoLC)ocm36407745

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