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Author Dwyer, Philip.

Title Napoleon : the Path to Power 1769-1799
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (671 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""List of Maps""; ""A Note on the Use of Names""; ""Prologue: The Bridge at Arcola""; ""THE OUTSIDER, 1769�1792""; ""1 The Pleasure of Recognition""; ""Imaginary Landscapes""; ""Carlo and Paoli""; ""'A Violent Enthusiasm for Liberty'""; ""The Choice""; ""A 'Vigorous and Rude' Education""; ""2 'You Will Be My Avenger'""; ""'A Sombre and Cantankerous Youth'""; ""Death of the Father""; ""A Corsican in France, a Frenchman in Corsica""; ""3 Corsica in Revolution""; ""An Island in Turmoil""; ""Working towards the Revolution""; ""The Return of the Babbo""; ""Denunciations""
""4 Ambition Awakened""""The Republican""; ""'I wanted You to Be Free'""; ""The Easter Sunday Murders""; ""Buonaparte, Paris and the Revolution""; ""THE REVOLUTIONARY, 1792�1796""; ""5 Disillusion""; ""Increasing Tensions""; ""The Expedition to Sardinia""; ""The Rupture""; ""'Perpetual Infamy'""; ""'It Is Better to Eat Than Be Eaten'""; ""6 The Jacobin""; ""Refugees""; ""The Situation in the Midi""; ""The Siege of Toulon""; ""'Ville Infame'""; ""Italy � the First Plans""; ""7 Shifting Political Sands""; ""Arrest""; ""'My Tender Eugénie'""; ""Paris: The Decisive Months""
""8 The Political Appointee""""General Vendémiaire""; ""'Seizing the Moon with His Teeth'""; ""'A Proud Cajoler'""; ""THE CONQUERING HERO, 1796�1798""; ""9 Innovation""; ""First Impressions""; ""An Army of Brigands""; ""Defeating Piedmont""; ""'The Moral Force of Victory'""; ""10 Conquest and Pillage""; ""The Entry into Milan""; ""'I Thought Only of You'""; ""The Price of Liberty""; ""Lombardy in Revolt""; ""Liberting Italian Art""; ""'My Life is a Perpetual Nightmare'""; ""Castiglione""; ""11 Artists and Soldiers, Politics and Love""; ""Rebirth � Arcola""; ""Exploiting Victory""
""Love and Self-Pity""""Breaking Free""; ""Rivoli""; ""12 The Apprenticeship of Power""; ""Invading the Papal States""; ""'Turn Their Thoughts towards the Idea of Liberty'""; ""'Has the Rhine Been Crossed?'""; ""The Liberator of Italy""; ""The Veronese Easter""; ""The Court at Mombello""; ""13 Bonaparte the 'Italique'""; ""Defending 'Liberty and its Friends'""; ""Entering the Political Fray: The Coup of Fructidor""; ""'Drunk with Happiness'""; ""'A Pure and Great Giant of Glory'""; ""THE CIVILIZING HERO, 1798�1799""; ""14 A Grandiose Exile""; ""The Decision""; ""The Philosopher General""
""Moments of Doubt""""15 Confronting Egypt""; ""Toulon""; ""The Crossing""; ""Malta""; ""'Like Fish on the Plains of Saint-Denis'""; ""Sand, Melancholy and Suicide""; ""16 Conciliation and Terror: Governing Egypt""; ""Tearing Away the Veil""; ""Adapting""; ""Disaffection""; ""Distractions""; ""The Plague""; ""Repression""; ""17 Prisoner of his Conquest""; ""The Battle of the Nile""; ""The Revolt of Cairo""; ""The Decision to Invade Syria""; ""18 The Limits of Imagination""; ""'All Human Effort aganist Me is Useless'""; ""The Massacre at Jaffa""; ""Fear and Contagion""
Notes ""The Siege of St John of Acre""
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Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
Emperors -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300148208 (electronic bk.)
9780300148206 (electronic bk.)