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Andrew Roberts introduces his expansive biography, Napoleon


Drawing from Napoleon's recently published thirty-three thousand letters, Andrew Robert's masterful biography shows the statesman in an all new light. This one-volume biography is deeply researched, insightful and fresh.  Dear Reader, Although there have been more books written with Napoleon in the title than there have been days since his death, it’s surprising how few one-volume English language biographies of him have managed to get all four parts of him—the soldier, the personality, the politician and the master of Europe—quite right. The publication by the Fondation Napoléon in Paris from 2004 to the present day of the 33,000 letters that he signed in his lifetime allows biographers to see the Emperor in all four of these facets for the first time. We can now fully discern how he multi-tasked to a quite extraordinary degree, and managed to compartmentalize his extraordinary mind.  

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