Napoleon (Free E–pub) ☆ Michael Broers

  • Hardcover
  • 608
  • Napoleon
  • Michael Broers
  • en
  • 23 June 2018
  • 9781605988726

Michael Broers ´ 2 Summary

Download Ü Napoleon Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nsored words This is the first life of Napoleon in any language that makes full use of. This new multi volume biography of Napoleon and he certainly was significant and monumental enough to deserve the expansive treatment of multiple books uses the complete personal papers of the emperor for the first time Ending on the precipice of war with the Third Alliance in 1805 the jumping point for some of Napoleon s greatest military triumphs Broers gets us as deeply into the personality of Bonaparte as possibleOver half of this first volume covers the years 1800 1805 when Napoleon s greatest civil reforms took place Broers gets into all the details of the government reforms and the Napoleonic Code What impressed me about this volume is that Broers traces Bonaparte s growth as a politician back to his conuests of Italy and Egypt and identifies the lessons learned there that signified his future successes at seizing power in France The French couldn t see it coming but with Broers s lens we can see that Napoleon had already gained the knowledge he needed to seize power as Consul for Life Along with healthy doses of luck Napoleon s shrewd knowledge of power led to his fulfillment of a gap in French politics a moderate reformer who brought stability to France by returning to centralized monarchical rule while implementing the reforms of the Revolution as well as curbing its excesses Near the end of the book we also see how Napoleon built the Grande Armee that he would use to devastating effect for the next decade and how the powers of Europe underestimated himNeither too hagiographic nor too critical Broers looks at Napoleon with a balanced approach He gets praise for his genius where he deserves it as well as candid looks at his egotism in others I loved Andrew Roberts s recent one volume approach but Broers is certainly looking like it will be the authoritative version for decades to come

Free download NapoleonNapoleon

Download Ü Napoleon Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free His newly released personal correspondence compiled by the Napoléon Foundation in Paris. Of the two full Napoleon biographies I have read the other being Andrew Roberts this is my favorite It covers the period from his birth to the midpoint of the Third Coalition it goes through Trafalgar briefly but does not get to Austerlitz The book really lets the reader get to know Napoleon but not so much through psychic analysis as much as through selective use of memoirs letters and secondary sources It reveals Napoleon s strengths voracious reading always seeking to self improve impeccable discipline his ability to evolve and change his weaknesses his hubris that sometimes destroyed his self discipline his fraught familial relations especially with his brothers and Josephine his professional ambition we all know about this and his good luck so many things went well for him But most interesting was the way in which it contextualized everything about him Clearly the central character throughout the book can reasonably be seen as a biography of the the politics and chaos of French revolution and of the rivalry between Britain and France Broers gives so much color into how Napoleon was truly a product of his time and how Napoleon s understanding of his generation in turn helped shape his decisions The most interesting parts of the book are The battle of Lodi first major victory The Egyptian Campaign The Coup of 18 Brumaire when Napoleon his brother Sieyes and some others overthrew the directory and establish the Consulate His creation of the Grand Armee His relationship with Josephine Joseph and Lucien I really loved this book However I would only suggest reading it if you have some understanding of Napoleon s general career and the French revolution because there is certainly some knowledge assumed 55

Summary ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Michael Broers

Download Ü Napoleon Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free All previous lives of Napoleon have relied on the memoirs of others than on his own unce. This is the first part of a new two volume biography of Napoleon Broers draws extensively from both primary and secondary sourcesHe starts this biography in Corsica with his family history and the material circumstances surrounding his childhood in Corsica This is a necessary and important component Gives a better perspective on the man and his role in the broad Socio historical processesHe goes on to chronicle his move to France and the circumstances surrounding it His role in Robespierre s reign of terror where he first got the chance to showcase his military talents at the siege of Toulon Later he managed to survive the end of Terror and got an important position in the Directory His first Italian campaign which propelled him to fame with the help of a lot of shameless self propaganda most of which were lies has also given him a lot of experience in administration and diplomacy The Egyptian campaign and the coup at the 18th Brumaire which took him to power in the Consulate and eventually to his coronation This part stops with the events leading to the battle of AusterlitzNapoleon was a child of the revolution Growing up in a Petite bourgeoisie family with little prospects only the revolution has paved the way for his meteoric rise to power But he never trusted either the masses or the reactionary royalists He was obsessed with order and it was the wealthy middle class who formed the bedrock of his regime In his own words there are three major factions in the French society 1 there are the friends of the former government 2 The supporters of an independent if rather aristocratic constitution 3 The supporters of a French constitution or of pure democracy I repress the first support the second and restrain the third because the party of the second is that of the rich landowners and priests who in the final analysis will win over the mass of the population and it is essential to rally it around the French cause Napoleon is freuently compared to Hitler and Stalin and understandably so He was authoritarian and ruthless He was self serving and ambitious and never hesitated perpetrating acts of violence whenever necessary His method of dealing with revolutionary and reactionary uprisings was by destroying whole villages He gave his army free reign to rape and pillage at their will after a battle He abandoned his army at Egypt and later sent 50000 men to a disastrous campaign in Saint Domingue His handling of the naval war in 1804 1805 was a disaster and Broers calls it one of his most incompetent and disgraceful actsThis is a biography that sympathises with Napoleon and casts him in a different light but is still even handed Broers here tries hard to show that Napoleon was not just a blood thirsty dictator and a cynical manipulator He tries to show how his policies and action are based on his idea of Ralliement and amalgame He tries to show Napoleon as progressive in both military organisation and civil administrationThis is a wonderful biography that is extensively reasearched and provides a lot of insights and detail regarding the life of Napoleon Bonaparte Mastering Manga 3: Power Up with Mark Crilley experience in administration and diplomacy The Egyptian campaign and the coup at the 18th Brumaire which took him to power in the Consulate and 永遠の0 Eien No Zero eventually to his coronation This part stops with the Broken Flowers (Robert M. Drake/Vintage Wild) (Volume 5) events leading to the battle of AusterlitzNapoleon was a child of the revolution Growing up in a Petite bourgeoisie family with little prospects only the revolution has paved the way for his meteoric rise to power But he never trusted Niedźwiedź w cieniu smoka either the masses or the reactionary royalists He was obsessed with order and it was the wealthy middle class who formed the bedrock of his regime In his own words there are three major factions in the French society 1 there are the friends of the former government 2 The supporters of an independent if rather aristocratic constitution 3 The supporters of a French constitution or of pure democracy I repress the first support the second and restrain the third because the party of the second is that of the rich landowners and priests who in the final analysis will win over the mass of the population and it is Wretched Chastity The Mail Order Brides of Boot Creek #1 essential to rally it around the French cause Napoleon is freuently compared to Hitler and Stalin and understandably so He was authoritarian and ruthless He was self serving and ambitious and never hesitated perpetrating acts of violence whenever necessary His method of dealing with revolutionary and reactionary uprisings was by destroying whole villages He gave his army free reign to rape and pillage at their will after a battle He abandoned his army at Egypt and later sent 50000 men to a disastrous campaign in Saint Domingue His handling of the naval war in 1804 1805 was a disaster and Broers calls it one of his most incompetent and disgraceful actsThis is a biography that sympathises with Napoleon and casts him in a different light but is still Leading Snowflakes even handed Broers here tries hard to show that Napoleon was not just a blood thirsty dictator and a cynical manipulator He tries to show how his policies and action are based on his idea of Ralliement and amalgame He tries to show Napoleon as progressive in both military organisation and civil administrationThis is a wonderful biography that is Fuehrer Directives and Other Top Level Directives of the German Armed Forces 1942 1945 extensively reasearched and provides a lot of insights and detail regarding the life of Napoleon Bonaparte