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 Post subject: “Napoleon the Great” by Andrew Roberts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:25 pm 
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Gentlemen

I would recommend “Napoleon the Great” by Andrew Roberts, can’t say I have finished it yet as its some 900 pages but from limited knowledge it seems a good modern look at the great man.

I have it on Kindle so avoiding a hernia :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: “Napoleon the Great” by Andrew Roberts
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:20 am 
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Thanks for the recommendation.

In the US, it seems to be published under a different title "Napoleon: A life" http://www.amazon.com/Napoleon-Life-And ... 506&sr=1-1

It's now on my wish list :D

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 Post subject: Re: “Napoleon the Great” by Andrew Roberts
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Hi David

Yes they were published under different titles either side of the pond.
Confused me at first but they are exactly the same.

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I see Andrew Roberts has a number of Napoleonic books out...

Before i wear out the numbers on my credit card, are there any new insights in this book, not found in others?

Has anyone read the other books by Andrew Roberts?

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Hi John

I had read The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War which again as you would imagine is a big book :frenchlol:

The latest book is a good warts and all biography. He is an admirer but not a worshipper and a very good writer and historian. In all honesty I can’t say there is a lot new but some good in depth analysis of cause and effect.

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Placing my order now :)

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