Synopses & Reviews
Appearing for the first time in paperback, Frank McLynn's compelling biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, which draws upon recent scholarship to produce a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary military leader, lover and emperor. "A brilliant biography which will surely become a classic life of Napoleon" "The Times"; "Powerfully convincing... superb" "Financial Times". McLynn's study of the Battle of Hastings, "1066", is published simultaneously in Jonathan Cape hardback. 16pp b/w plates.
Tracing Napoleon's career, Frank McLynn begins with his Corsican roots, through the years of the French Revolution and the military triumphs, to the coronation in 1804, and ultimate defeat and imprisonment. McLynn reveals how Napoleon was both existential hero and plaything of fate.