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J. Christopher Herold (1919–1964)

Autor/a de The Age of Napoleon

15+ obres 1,089 Membres 13 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

J. Christopher Herold (1919-1964) was an editor at Columbia University Press and Stanford University Press as well as the author of numerous books. (Bowker Author Biography)

Obres de J. Christopher Herold

The Age of Napoleon (1963) — Autor — 581 exemplars
Bonaparte in Egypt (1962) 78 exemplars
The Battle of Waterloo (1967) 72 exemplars
Napoleon (2015) 12 exemplars
The Swiss Without Halos (1979) 6 exemplars
Joan, Maid of France (2016) 3 exemplars
A Path in the Garden (2000) 3 exemplars
In the Margins of the Sea (2000) 2 exemplars
Morning snow 1 exemplars
Inside Out 1 exemplars
Cascadia 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mind of Napoleon. A Selection from His Written and Spoken Words (1955) — Editor, algunes edicions47 exemplars

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Greyartificer | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 13, 2018 |
 
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Mapguy314 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Mar 10, 2016 |
Best history book I've read for some years. Broad lines of Boney's blaze are of course familiar, but seldom so well told. Great range and compression of info, including hilarious character sketches of Europe's decadent royals, survey of the main political philosophies of the time ( brilliantly funny summary of Malthus and his 14 children!) and his impact on far-flung continents that he never went near. While nailing Nappy as an unprincipled opportunist, he also shows his energy and, not least, his prose style as elements in his success. But his eventual downfall was equally inevitable. Still remains amazing that anyone would come to his call after losing three armies.… (més)
 
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vguy | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jul 9, 2015 |
Overall a good read. The author, though, uses terms like "royalist right & Jacobean left" as throwaway lines & the people who lived in those days would not have understood what "right or left" meant as used by the author. The book is centered on Napoleon & his world & the dramatic changes he created & carried the French Revolution to its logical conclusion. The world that Europe knew before 1789 was no more which the Congress of Vienna failed to undo for Napoleon's shadow hovered over Europe long after his death, even more so he gutted France leaving it a mere resemblance of itself. His legacy as ruler exposed the ineptitude of Austria, incompetence of the Russian Romanovs, the seething bitterness of Prussia, & the dearth of leadership in Britain until Wellington's defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Napoleon's legacy which the rulers tried hard to ignore or undo continued its ripple effects until the eve of the First World War.… (més)
 
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wcsdm3 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Apr 9, 2013 |

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Obres
15
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Membres
1,089
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#23,589
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½ 3.7
Ressenyes
13
ISBN
43
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2
Preferit
1

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