Search Results: "Napoleon A. Chagnon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"More than two-thirds of this rehabilitative work is a fascinating, accessible study of a little-known people."
A cultural anthropologist defends his deeply engaged lifetime of work with the Amazon Indians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2007

"A fine introduction to Napoleon and his times. (bibliography, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In his author's note, Burleigh discusses the fascinating unanswered questions about Napoleon, even after countless books and articles have been written about him. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Steven Englund
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A rigorous contribution to the literature surrounding Bonaparte and his time."
An all-encompassing study of the Napoleonic era and the man who gave it its name. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Munro Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A useful addition to Napoleonic history, but readers well versed in that history will follow the battles and diplomatic machinations better than those with a narrower scope of historical and geographical knowledge."
An exploration of the years between Napoleon's invasion of Russia and his exile to Elbe. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Alan Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An open-minded, cleareyed view of a man who manifested the best and the worst of his species."
Forrest (Modern History/Univ. of York; Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution, 2004, etc.) offers a balanced view of one of history's most complex and controversial characters. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"For students of military history and tactics, this is a modest addition to the huge library devoted to Napoleon. But for general readers, it's a pleasure, full of well-chosen information and juicy anecdotes."
The Little Corporal goes love-happy and receives little but scorn for his troubles. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Michael Broers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Among the plethora of Napoleon biographies, this is immensely engaging for lay readers."
This first in a two-part biography does an excellent job of delineating the emotional and intellectual development of the Corsican general-turned-French emperor. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Andrew Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Other opinionated observers—Paul Johnson, Charles Esdaile, Alan Schom—consider Napoleon a self-absorbed opportunist plagued by his incompetent economics, pugnacious foreign policy, totalitarian government and massive propaganda, but Roberts offers a solid reconsideration."
More books have been written with Napoleon (1769-1821) in the title than there have been days since his death, writes prolific historian and Napoleonic Institute fellow Roberts (The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, 2011, etc.) in this 800-page doorstop. Entirely conventional and mostly admiring, it fills no great need, but few readers will complain.Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Timothy Wilson-Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Stale loaf from a famous French bakery. (16 pp. b&w photographs, not seen)"
A familiar, cursory look at Napoleon's accomplishments and failures: martial, civil, and cultural. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Paul Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2002

"Despite an evident distaste for his subject, Johnson's sharp-edged view of Napoleon is well supported, and well worth considering."
The glory of France and the erstwhile Whig hero comes up short in this biography by a historian of decidedly Tory bent. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE by Alan Schom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"French history. (32 pages b&w photos, 20 maps, not seen)"
A biography so negative, it even casts doubt on Napoleon's military genius. Read full book review >