Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End by Henry Freeman (Hourly History)

Title: Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End 
Author: Henry Freeman
Publication: April 3rd 2016 by Hourly History
Genre: Nonfiction ~ History
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Rating: 3/5

☆ Napoleon ☆
This book is for anyone that enjoys crucial turning points in history. Napoleon was an unremarkable man who managed to change the entire landscape of the world 200 years ago. He has been hailed as a military genius and his victories are still studied by international armed forces to this day.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Little Corporal
✓ Napoleon Takes Charge
✓ The Napoleonic Code
✓ On the Road to Empire
✓ A Continent Under Siege
✓ Backroom Deals and the Division of Empire
✓ Exile and the Napoleonic Last Stand
✓ Everyone Wants to Rule the World

Through military exploit and the Napoleonic code, he was a man who came out of nowhere and changed the world. This book describes not only how he did it, but why he did it; delve into the psychology of one of the most heroic despots ever known - Napoleon Bonaparte!

Everyone in the world has got to know who Napoleon Bonaparte is. I've always taken an interest in historic military generals but I don't know a whole lot about Napoleon actually, just the basic facts about him. And that Victor Hugo wrote about the battle of Waterloo, of course. So this was a pretty interesting read.

Now this book wasn't my top favorite or anything but it was still great if you want to know more about Napoleon. The first chapter about his early life really intrigued me. And I also thoroughly enjoye the chapter of 'Exile and the Napoleonic Last Stand.'

I also can't help but compare Napoleon to Julias Caesar (I've also read the One Hour History book about him.) I feel like there were many similarities in both their lives and how they come to power, which is actually really interesting to think about.

Overall, Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End was a good read. There's a lot of information as well as interesting facts about Napoleon's life that I didn't know before. But I think even people who are more familiar with the general will also enjoy it a lot. 

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