Napoleon in Power
Hardback 816pp Illustrated
9780747578086   Product Code: 24144
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the first truly modern politicians, skilfully crafting his image as a hero who dragged France back from the abyss and laying the foundations of a legend that endures to this day. This second volume of Philip Dwyer's magisterial biography charts his career from the Brumaire coup that catapulted him to power in 1799 to his downfall in 1815, revealing the complex man behind the myth and his brooding obsessions, propensity for violence and visionary ideas.