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Author Dwyer, Philip G.

Title Napoleon : the path to power, 1769-1799 / Philip Dwyer
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2008

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Description 651 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents Prologue : the bridge at Arcola -- The outsider, 1769-1792: The pleasure of recognition ; 'You will be my avenger' ; Corsica in revolution ; Ambition awakened -- The revolutionary, 1792-1796: Disillusion ; The Jacobin ; Shifting political sands ; The political appointee -- The conquering hero, 1796-1798: Innovation ; Conquest and pillage ; Artists and soldiers, politics and love ; The apprenticeship of power ; Bonaparte the 'Italique' -- The civilizing hero, 1798-1799: A grandiose exile ; Confronting Egypt ; Conciliation and terror : governing Egypt ; Prisoner of his conquest ; The limits of imagination ; The end of the dream -- Seizing power, 1799: The return of the saviour ; The coup as farce
Summary A biography that examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character. During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined
Notes Originally published: 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bonaparte, Fran├žois-Charles-Joseph, Herzog von Reichstadt, 1811-1832.
Napoleon, Emperor of the French I, 1769-1821
Emperors -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
ISBN 9780747566779 paperback