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Alan Schom

Autor/a de Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life

9 obres 1,128 Membres 10 Ressenyes

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Crèdit de la imatge: Booknotes

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I used to love Napoleon, but the documentation of how he treated his injured soldiers has really tarnished his image for me.
 
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CMDoherty | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Oct 3, 2023 |
Very good Pacific War history. Has a lot of detail. Educational.
 
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kslade | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 8, 2022 |
This was well written and interesting.
This is as much about this era and it's major players as it is about Napoleon III.
The author acknowledges that colonization in Algiers was terrible for the citizens of Algiers. He mentions racial cleansing and other crimes against humanity.
Yet when discussing France's forays into Asia the rhetoric isn't that this was devastating or crimes against humanity.
So I didn't like that at all.
I also felt his treatment of Empress Eugenie was a tad sexist.… (més)
 
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LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Easy, if depressing, read. You might hope for something larger than life, but instead you see an almost garden-variety tale of psychopathy, megalomania and cronyism -- tiresomely, fearsomely reminiscent of Hitler. The writing and scholarship seem very sound, the pace brisk, and Schom makes no secret of his feelings about Napoleon and many of his hangers-on. A very well-written book, laying bare the essential meanness of his subject.
 
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steve.lane | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2015 |

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Obres
9
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1,128
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#22,766
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½ 3.5
Ressenyes
10
ISBN
25
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