Books by Adam Zamoyski

NAPOLEON by Adam Zamoyski
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"An illuminating, easy-to-read, warts-and-all biography of one of history's most significant figures."
A biography of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) that avoids the well-established military details and gives us the story of a singular man. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Zamoyski provides perhaps too many examples of severe sentencing of innocents, but his point is important, and his book comprehensively examines the role of the powerful over the weak and the effects of governmental overreactions."
Zamoyski (Poland: A History, 2012, etc.) shows how the French Revolution instigated fear in the hearts of European governments, most of it unfounded and falsely propagated by undefined fears and self-perpetuating rumors.Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2007

"First-rate popular history with obvious contemporary relevance."
The allied powers gathered in Vienna to negotiate and celebrate after Napoleon's defeat were self-interested, but they took some tentative steps toward the sort of multilateral negotiations that have characterized international relations in the ensuing centuries. Read full book review >
MOSCOW 1812 by Adam Zamoyski
Released: Aug. 6, 2004

"There's not much news here, but fans of Sharpe, Aubrey, Bezukhov, and the like will appreciate Zamoyski's vivid reconstruction of events."
In which the famed French emperor seals his doom by marching headlong into a country that would not be tamed. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Brash, breezy, and subversively irreverent: Zamoyski makes sausage out of Lafayette, Rousseau, Marx, Bolivar, and other sacred cows—exposing patriotism, romanticism, and the host of other -isms born in their time as dangerous deceptions that are not to die for. (50 b&w illustrations)"
A lively, witty whirlwind tour of a calamitous century when Europe and so much of the rest of the world was up in arms, from Polish historian and biographer Zamoyski (Chopin, not reviewed). Read full book review >