A fearsome foe on the battlefield, a lovestruck romancer at night -- Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in history. This detailed biography by John Gibson Lockhart captures the famed French warlord and emperor in all of his dazzling complexity. Fans of French history and military strategy should put this volume on their must-read list.
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No background. No context.
This book is horrible for those wanting to learn about Napoleon. Ironically, this biography only reads well once you've read another biography to fill in the gaps. The book gives zero context and forces you to find knowledge on your own to understand great leaps in time and geography.
Do not buy.