This addition to the innovative “..in 100 Objects” series follows the established pattern for the series, with many full colour images through the body of the book. Napoleon is one of a handful of figures in history to have endured and continued to attract strong attention. – Recommended reading.
NAME: Napoleon in 100 Objects FILE: R3169 AUTHOR: Gareth Glover PUBLISHER: frontline books, Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Revolutionary France, French Revolution, Napoleon, Napoleonic Wars, artefacts, clothing, uniforms, equipment, personal items, field equipment, Emperor of France, carriages, horses, jewellery, Imperial Robes, buildings, palaces, school, artillery, weights and measures, field command, death mask, sculpture, weapons, chess set, Nautilus, submarine, tomb ISBN: 1-52673-136-3 PAGES: 291 IMAGE: B3169.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y7pkpzhg LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This addition to the innovative “..in 100 Objects” series follows the established pattern for the series, with many full colour images through the body of the book. Napoleon is one of a handful of figures in history to have endured and continued to attract strong attention. – Recommended reading.
The many books published about Napoleon, his place in history and the story of France from the Revolution, still leave plenty of opportunities for authors to present artefacts, new theories and new insights. Much of what has been published is solid academic theory, some archaeology, and social analysis. This material is ideal for the serious student, other historians and dedicated enthusiasts. This new book will have new material and ideas for this readership but also provides an excellent point of access for those who are developing an interest in the subjects.
Napoleon is something of an enigma in spite of all that has been written about him and the world he lived in. Some believe him a brilliant general without equal but Wellington, who only met him once on the field of battle at Waterloo, was very disappointed, seeing him as a pounder who just fed soldiers into the mincer. His relationship with Josephine has been presented as a great love story although others see this differently. He laid down a code for a conquered Europe, much of which remains in current legislation, although how much of it was from Napoleon and how much from others during his rule is open to debate. That he was soundly defeated and taken into exile by a Royal Navy frigate to a small remote Atlantic island is simply recorded.
The author has brought together a very interesting collection of 100 Objects that illustrate aspects of Napoleon’s life. The text is well draw around the objects and the result is a book that holds attention and will introduce new thoughts, even for those with considerable knowledge of the subjects.