NAPOLEON by Robert Burleigh

NAPOLEON

The Story of the Little Corporal
Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

In his author’s note, Burleigh discusses the fascinating unanswered questions about Napoleon, even after countless books and articles have been written about him. Was Napoleon the protector of the ideals of the French Revolution, or simply an ambitious figure out for power? Was he a genius, or did he simply have a knack for being in the right place at the right time? In this unusually attractive volume, clear and lively prose, short chapters, maps and an abundance of large, nicely reproduced paintings by David, Gros, Goya and others combine for an effective, though sketchy, telling of the essential story of Napoleon. Each chapter opens with a quotation in large italicized font, and period engravings and cartoons add to the visual appeal. A fine introduction to Napoleon and his times. (bibliography, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8109-1378-3
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Abrams
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2007




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