“With his emphasis on the construction of the Napoleonic myth, Forrest offers an introduction to a fascinating figure that should whet readers’ appetites for more.”
“[Forrest] seeks not only to show us Napoleon the man, but also Napoleon the player in a vast drama. . . . An open-minded, cleareyed view of a man who manifested the best and the worst of his species.” —Kirkus Reviews
"A comprehensive, yet always thoroughly accessible account . . . Forrest sets out to write for a broad audience and succeeds admirably . . . this book helps us understand why, 200 years on, Napoleon still matters." —BBC History Magazine
NAPOLEON by Alan Forrest
Forrest (Modern HistoryUniv. of York; <em>Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution<em>, 2004, etc.) offers a balanced view of one of history's most complex and controversial characters.
- Kirkus Reviews