Napoleon: The Decline and Fall of an Empire: 1811-1821

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5.91 X 9.13 X 2.28 inches | 2.0 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Broers is a Professor of Western European History at Oxford University. He is the author of The Napoleonic Empire in Italy, winner of the Grand Prix Napoleon Prize, and Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny and Napoleon: The Spirit of the Age, both available from Pegasus Books. He lives in Oxford, England.


Praise for Michael Broers's Napoleon: The Spirit of the Age:
Praise for Napoleon:
"'Extraordinary times produced an extraordinary man, ' Michael Broers writes in the third and final volume of his extraordinary biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Mr. Broers's trilogy is well-planned and skillfully executed. Like its subject's character, the story it tells is both engrossing and appalling."
-- "Wall Street Journal, Dominic Green"
"A masterful and unfailingly insightful examination of Napoleon's final years"-- "Library Journal, starred review"
"Broers continues his run of satisfying books on Napoleon...An outstanding addition to the groaning bookshelves on one of the world's most recognizable leaders."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
"The great strength of Broers's book arises from its detail, empathy, and even-handedness. He presents his information clearly and sometimes even lyrically. This is a serious work, the product of reflection as well as research befitting a distinguished professor of Western European History at Oxford."--Michael Dirda "The Washington Post"
"The finest biography of Napoleon ever written. A wonderful amalgam of deep knowledge, elegant prose and compelling argument."-- "The Daily Telegraph"
"Broers is doubly gifted as a storyteller, master of the telling detail as well as of the larger currents sweeping across that part of the world that both helped and hindered Napoleon. It is in this volume, of course, that Napoleon's world falls apart and sees him exiled to St. Helena. It is a measure of the author's skill that the reader feels a twinge of regret for the delusional despot and his last days on a barren rock."-- "Air Mail"
"[A] vivid and analytical biography of the emperor that would appeal to his many disciples. This volume provides a rigorous analysis of [Napoleon's] demise. Broers is excellent on war, describing battles in broad brushstrokes while drawing on memoirs to add colour and immediacy to the text."-- "Times Literary Supplement"
"Each of the three volumes of Broers's biography is superb. Taken together, they form an exhaustive masterpiece that will engross readers and influence historians for generations to come."
-- "The Mail on Sunday