This is an efficient working biography in which Mr. Hale not only describes the more remarkable aspects of Napoleon's...

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This is an efficient working biography in which Mr. Hale not only describes the more remarkable aspects of Napoleon's character but examines the effect they had on immediate and remote surroundings. His career as a clever military upstart, as leader of campaigns in Italy and Egypt, as Consul, as Emperor and as emperor-conqueror, retraces the familiar outlines of Napoleon's life. But in the analysis of motives behind actions and in Mr. Hale's apt characterizations of Napoleon as a brilliant idealist, as sometimes childishly emotional, and as a man who charmed the people around him, we have a book that may lead younger readers to the longer and more detailed studies.

Pub Date: Jan. 28, 1957

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Publisher: Roy

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1957